Wednesday, September 18, 2013
Honiton Harriers Under-9s were beaten in both games when they tackled Cullompton Rangers and Culm.
First up the game with Cullompton was a close affair. There was some excellent work Isaac Lidster in goal whilst Harry Smith, Jack Bevan and Jack Cowley were all prominent in a goalless first half.
After the break there was great industry in midfield from Tyler Pendrick, Mason Doble and Liam Osborne. However Cully broke the deadlock with a large slice of good fortune when they seized on a rebound. Honiton pressed for an equaliser and Max Bodfish went close, but a late second saw Harriers to a narrow 2-0 defeat.
Harriers then played Culm and started well, taking an early lead when Jack Bevan and Liam Osborne combined prior to Mason Doble finding the back of the net.
With Jack Cowley doing well in goal with help from Harry Smith Isaac Lidster and Max Bodfish defending well in front of him, Harriers held the lead until just before half-time when a slip in concentration saw two goals conceded!
After the break the Harriers seemed to switch off and the opposition took full advantage running in six more goals to secure an 8-1 victory.
Isaac Lidster was named Man of the Match for his fine shift in goal.
Harrier’s boss Garry Osborne said: “Up to half-time in game two the team had been playing very well. However they then learnt a very tough lesson in that if you stop working hard you will get no rewards for your efforts. Everyone needs to continue working hard to the final whistle.”