Freemantle nets late winner aws Honiton Under-9s make winning start to the new season

PUBLISHED: 21:50 11 September 2013 | UPDATED: 22:17 11 September 2013

Honiton Under-11s in their new kit kindly supplied by The Paper Shop in New Street, Honiton. Pictured (left to right); Duncan Finlayson (Paper Shop proprietor), Debbie Turl, Stuart Ward and Bridget McNulty (Paper Shop proprietor).

Honiton Under-11s in their new kit kindly supplied by The Paper Shop in New Street, Honiton. Pictured (left to right); Duncan Finlayson (Paper Shop proprietor), Debbie Turl, Stuart Ward and Bridget McNulty (Paper Shop proprietor).

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Honiton Town Under-11s entertained Ottery St Mary in the opening game of the Exeter and District Youth League season.

Playing for the first time in the nine-versus-nine format and with bigger goals the Honiton side began brightly with some crisp passing.

The deadlock was broken when Caleb Freemantle netted with the assist accredited to Dan Loosemore.

Five minutes later the lead was doubled when Ben Spence fired home after a fine run. With goalkeeper Oliver Turl making some excellent saves and a brave block from Devon Walcott keeping the visitors at bay, Honiton maintained their two goal advantage to the break.

The second half saw Ottery raise the tempo and manage to draw level with two breakaway goals and this was followed by both sides creating chances as they chased the win. Another smart save from the excellent Turl kept the scores level. With time running out a superb pass from Matthew Ward released Freemantle to calmly slot his second to seal a 3-2 victory.


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