Couch saves last minute spot kick as Honiton Town sink Beer

 Couch saves last minute spot kick as Honiton Town sink Beer

Frank Rosenwald opening the scoring for Honiton Town in the pre-season win at Beer Albion. Picture ANDREW SYMONDS

Hippos took the short trip to Beer for a preseason friendly, writes Andrew Symonds. 

Honiton Town continued their pre-season build-up with success in a well-contested East Devon derby at Beer Albion.

The Hippos won the match 3-2 and they’d have been denied a victory but for a last minute penalty save by one of two stand-in goalkeepers used on the day!

Town opened the scoring when Tom Perryman curled the ball in from the left and there, at the far post, was striker Frank Rosenwald who applied a polished finish to nod the ball home.

Town also had to use an outfield player in goal with both Ben Ede and Lewis Couch taking the gloves after the Hippos’usual shot stopper left the field.

Leading 3-2 with the game in the final minute, Beer were awarded a penalty, but Couch went the right way to make a fine save.

Town coach Liam Raybould will be pleased to see the Hippos with another 90 minutes under their belts after the enforced extended period without any football.

Town continue their preseason at the seaside on Wednesday (August 4) when they travel to Joma Devon & Exeter League yme Regis for a 7pm kick off.

Stephen Birley

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