Honiton Town sink Seaton again with another last minute winner!


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Honiton Town maintained their unbeaten record and banked three more points thanks to an injury time goal from Ben Ashford sealed a superb 3-2 success at home to Seaton.

What made the victory all the more memorable was that at one stage Town trailed 2-0!

The game was a classic with both sides looking to attack. The difference between the side’s in the first half was the clinical finishing of Seaton who nailed their chances when they came along while the Hippos hit men were off target!

Town boss Kev Blackwell rallied his side at the break and in the second half the Hippos found a new gear.

The comeback was launched by the impressive Luke Barwick who waltzed past a couple of challenges before crossing for Jack Knight to halve the deficit.

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The equaliser was bagged when Ben Ashford once again rose higher than anyone else to nod the ball home. The late equaliser clearly saved the Town unbeaten record, but they, and Ashford, were not finished for the ball was swung once more into the Seaton area and Ashford got to it first to rifle it home to seal a stunning victory.

It’s the second time this season that Seaton Town have been beaten by the Hippos netting in the last minute of the contest.

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Hippos boss Kev Blackwell said: “They [Seaton], must be sick of the sight of us. Both games were contested in the right spirit and both sides playing football in what I consider the correct manner. I felt my lads thoroughly deserved the three points. They worked so hard and never seemed to never want to stop believing. That sort of inner belief is a terrific thing to have in your ranks. The lads showed a lot of character given the nature of the game, particularly when two down at the break. It all bodes so well for the remainder of the season.”

On Saturday (October 29), the Hippos travel to Hatherleigh (3pm).

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