Tuesday, September 24, 2013
Honiton Under-14s were beaten 5-2 by West Exe Youth in their latest Exeter and District Youth League game, writes Charley Horn.
It was the greater physical presence of the Exeter side that was the difference between the sides!
A half-time score of 4-0 to West Exe would have been greater had it not been for some terrific saves from Lochie Charleton in the Honiton goal and some last ditch defending.
After the break, following some tactical substitutions, Honiton were much improved and took the game to West Exe, creating numerous chances. Ben Harris reduced the arrears when he followed in on a Jacob Wright long distance strike which rebounded off the woodwork.
Kyle Newham then scored with a terrific volley from outside the box which flew into the top corner.
Halfway through the second half, West Exe were reduced to ten men, but, despite the numerical advantage Honiton failed to capitalise.
They were denied twice by the frame of the goal and also missed from the penalty spot before West Exe added a late fifth.
The score line did not reflect the entertaining and competitiveness of the match against a team that had been relegated from the higher division last season. Kyle Newham landed the Honiton Man of the Match award.