Honiton Town Under-14s defeat Hemyock with Broad playing a starring role

16:23 23 March 2014

Football - Honiton Town Under-14s

Football - Honiton Town Under-14s

Archant

Honiton Town 2, Hemyock 1

The visit of Hemyock was to be a true test of how far Honiton had progressed in the last few months, writes Kyle Newham.

Honiton began the brighter with Connor Flanagan reducing the Hemyock defence to spectators as he executed several excellent dribbles!

Hemyock hit back with a promising attack down their left which was thwarted by an excellent tackle from Michael Taylor.

With the elements in their favour, Honiton were the first to conjure up a number of chances; Jacob Wright hitting a thunderous drive from 25-yards only to denied, by a great save from the visiting keeper and Tom Young who met a Jack Smith corner with an excellent header only to be denied again by the keeper. Elliot Forwell created another chance from the left, sending a pass through to Jack Katene who shot over the bar. Hemyock hit back, but good tackling from Michael Taylor and Tom Young prevented a score. Some neat interplay between Connor Flanagan, Kyle Newham, Jacob Murphy and Jacob Wright was a joy to watch. The first goal, just before the break, came from an assist by the Honiton keeper-James Broad, who, from a goal kick, found Jacob Wright in space allowing him time to strike an excellent volley over the keeper.

After the break the visitors equalised, reacting after a corner, striking a thunderous shot past the home keeper who had no chance! Hemyock continued to press with James Broad making a number of important saves. Notable defensive work from Jacob Ambrose, Jacob Murphy, Tom Young and Connor Flanagan also prevented a further score.

Honiton weathered the pressure and hit back with some smart interplay, passing and moving at speed. However, the deciding goal came from a set piece, as Jack Smith again struck an excellent corner which an unmarked Joe Gillard met with a fierce header, straight into the back of the visitors net.

The game became fragmented as time wore on, but it was Honiton who continued to play attractive football. At the final whistle Honiton ran out deserved winners.

Joint man of the match award goes to Connor Flanagan who never stopped running, created chances and when switched to right back made some excellent tackles and James Broad for a faultless goalkeeping display, a goal assist and several great saves.

0 comments

Other Sport Stories

18:22
The SWAT B team before their resounding victory over Cornwall Bs

South West Angels of Terror (SWAT) B team certainly enjoyed their bank holiday weekend with a resounding victory over Cornwall Roller Derby’s Rec team, writes Steve Birley.

Read more
18:21
Point to point action

A good sized Bank Holiday crowd enjoyed warn sunshine and competitive racing at Upcott Cross for the South Tetcott meeting, writes Granville Taylor.

Read more
14:21

Swaggermamas pulled off the result of the week when they defeated current winter champions Hi Q in a thrilling, but low scoring, encounter, writes Graham Ingram.

Read more
13:22
Swimming pool

Five 15 years and over Chard and District Club swimmers competed at the recent ASA South West Regional Youth Championships held at the 50 metre pool at Plymouth Life Centre, writes Heather Pullinger.

Read more
13:14
Cricket

Topsham St James Under-11s were involved in a thrilling meeting with Whimple that ended in an eight run victory form the young Saints, writes Ian Mason.

Read more
10:53
Golf generic picture

There was good weather for the 56 seniors taking part in the popular Texas Scramble format, writes John Pawley.

Read more
10:52
Sidmouth Tennis Club's Davis Cup  Legacy event and the racket presentation

Seaton Tennis Club are running junior camps across the half-term break, and the club is preparing for a major event, writes Belinda Bawden.

Read more
Yesterday, 23:02
Golf generic picture

The Lyme Regis Centenary Sword was won by Adrian Morgan, writes Richard Jackamn.

Read more
Yesterday, 23:02
Golf generic picture

The qualifier for the Express and Echo Shield was the competition on offer for the ladies last Wednesday, writes John Pawley.

Read more
Yesterday, 12:56
Bowls

Feniton Over-60s men’s A Triples League team maintained their winning ways by defeating Tiverton Bowling Club away, 42-26, writes Roger Smith.

Read more

Local Weather

Overcast

Overcast

max temp: 19°C

min temp: 12°C

Most Read Sport

Great British Life

Great British Life

Useful Links

Family notices
Advertise in the paper
Submit a Story
Submit a Story
Buy Photos
Competitions
iwitness24
Facebook
Twitter
Google Plus Page
Reader Travel

Family Notices 24

Read Online

Image
Read the Midweek Herald e-edition E-edition

Newsletter Sign Up

Local business directory

Honiton's trusted business finder

HOT JOBS

Show Job Lists


Find planning applications