Honiton Town march on with 3-0 success at Beer

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Honiton Town remain very much in contention to lift the Fresha League premier Division tile at the very first time of asking after their latest success, a 2-0 win at Beer.

As ever, Furzebrake had a good crowd in to watch a much anticipated East Devon derby between two teams needing all three points for very different reasons!

The opening exchanges were even-steven, but the deadlock was broken by a goal from Correy Couch that would have graced any football stadium across the land!

Couch set himself before unleashing an unstoppable volley that nestled in the back of the net before the Beer glovesman had completed an attempted save!

Town led 2-0 at half-time with influential skipper Darren Witt netting from close range.


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After the break the Hippos took charge and looked every inch a side capable of challenging for the top honour, even if this is their first season at the highest level of local football.

The third and final goal was scored by Man of the Match Jack Knight – that individual honour afforded to him after a poll amongst the home faithful!

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Such was the second half Town dominance that glovesman Matty Long was a virtual spectator throughout the second set of 45 minutes.

Town boss Kev Blackwell said: “The first half show was of the ‘bitty’ variety, but in the second half we looked good and won the contest I some comfort. The run continues and we are playing some smashing football, but there’s an awful lot of football still to be played – and in a short space of time, so we need to stay focussed, try and win every game that comes along and we’ll see where that leaves us when the final ball of a terrific season has been kicked.”

Next up for Town is a home double-header in the space of three days with Saturday’s visit of Bow AAC (3pm) followed swiftly by a Tuesday night meeting with Chard Town (6.30pm).

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