Honiton Town net a terrific ten in Macron League mauling of Newton St Cyres
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Honiton Town continued their assault on the Macron League top flight title with a 10-0 mauling of hosts Newton St Cyres.
What makes the double figure win all the more remarkable was that the Hippos travelled to Mid Devon once again without what manager Kev Blackwell would call his ‘first choice senior squad’!
Blackwell was helped by the fact that the club’s second team were without a game and all the lads who stepped up played their part in the rout.
The game began with a couple of lively early exchanges, but the opening goal arrived when Tom Perryman chipped the keeper from 20 yards out.
Chris Long doubled the lead when the keeper spilled his cross into the goal and Luke Barwick continued his goal scoring spree, scoring the third before Dan Broom swept the ball home to send Town into the break with a 4-0 lead.
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To their credit the home team kept trying to play football and a special moment in the first half was when the home glovesman made a stunning save to keep out a wonderful strike from Ben Ashford.
The second half saw Town start brightly and Tom Perryman netted his second of the match and his sixth in four games!
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Lewis Couch slotted the sixth and even Town goalkeeper Matty Long got in the scoring act as he calmly drilled a penalty home to make it 7-0.
Chris Long grabbed a further two goals, and Louis Grant rounded things off to make a perfect 10 with a close range header.
A delighted Town boss Kev Blackwell said: “The nature of the way the boys conducted their business was first class, it would have been easy to take their foot of the pedal, but to their credit they kept the pressure on and played some wonderful football whilst also scoring some tremendous goals.”
On Saturday (October 22) Town host Seaton at Mountbatten Park (3pm).