Pike hat-trick as Town thirds net seven


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Honiton Town thirds stormed back to winning ways with a 7-2 home win over Central 2nds.

Town made a stunning start and scored three times in the first five minutes. Two more goals before the break gave Town a handsome half-time advantage.

The second half saw more excellent team play from Town and even a couple of consolation goals from the Exeter side failed to spoil the afternoon.

Ryan Pike took the scoring honours with a hat-trick and there were two from Dylan Cody and one each from Jamie Beck and Karl Allen.

Town third team manager Andrew Pike said: “We were excellent from the start, but definitely took our foot off the gas and allowed them to get into the game.

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“It is easy to get complacent in this situation, but our comeback from 5-1 down to Tedburn a few weeks ago has taught us that no game is over at half-time and we had to ensure we came out of this with three points, so keeping our feet firmly on the ground was key to not throwing this away.

“Credit must go to Central who played the game in good spirit, never allowing the score to affect their temperament etc which is always nice to see.”

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The win sees Town thirds into fourth place in the table.

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