Honiton Town net five more to take tally to 55 in eleven!

Honiton Town 5, Culm United 1 Town registered a tenth straight success in all competitions with a display that rarely saw them deliver the sort of football they have in this current magnificent run, writes Steve Birley.

What’s more yet another nap hand of goals takes the Town tally this season to 55 in eleven outings!

The Mountbatten Park men started brightly and Dan Broom opened the scoring with a near post header before Man of the Match Brad Groves netted a delightful chipped shot to double the advantage.

The visitors, who gave a good account of themselves throughout, halved the deficit when they seized on a defensive slip and that completed the first half scoring.

During the interval Town boss Kev Blackwell must have got his message across well for his side had an extra spring in their step from the restart! Tim Genders, who began the game on the bench, scored with his first touch and this seemed to relax the home side.

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Scott Phillips, who also came into the game from the bench, scored with his first touch to make it 4-1 and the scoring was completed when jack Knight netted. Only a flying save from the Culm keeper stopped the third substitute, Ryan Dunn, from scoring!

Boss Blackwell said: “It was a performance of parts! At times we were sloppy and negative and yet at times the lads rose to the heights that we have seen they are very capable of this season so far. That said I could not help feeling post match that despite five goals and three points we had probably produced an under-par collective performance. The players have raised the bar by their own exceptional performances and the hard part now is consistently maintaining that level of performance! If this team is to remain successful then those standards must be met in a more consistent basis from all the players. That may seem harsh after such a convincing victory. However, I can’t have anyone thinking that just because we are winning that average performances are acceptable and we must continue to push and strive for a successful performance.”

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On Saturday Town play a swift return with Culm United when they visit them at their Uffculme headquarters.

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