Holdsworth and Pullman’s work-rate key to Honiton Under-9s

PUBLISHED: 15:35 11 December 2012

Honiton Town 2nds at home to Starcross. Photo by Terry Ife ref mhsp 5186-49-12TI To order your copy of this photo go to www.midweekherald.co.uk and click on myphotos24

Honiton Town 2nds at home to Starcross. Photo by Terry Ife ref mhsp 5186-49-12TI To order your copy of this photo go to www.midweekherald.co.uk and click on myphotos24

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Honiton Town Under-9s played matches against Cullompton Rangers and Inter Heavitree in Exeter and District Youth League games.

The Demons opened with a match against Cullompton Rangers and made a powerful start racing into a two-goal lead thanks to strikes from Connor Richards.

A feature of the Demons performance was the work rate of Elliot Holdsworth and Lee Pullman. After the break Rangers came back strongly to net twice and might have won it, but they were denied by a superb save from Harry Horns in the demons goal which ensured honours ended even.

In their second match against Inter Heavitree the Demons worked hard , but without carrying a threat and they shipped goals either side of half-time to be edged out 2-0.

Coach Andrew Horn said: “I was very impressed with all the players with their attitude and work rate and they showed plenty of promise for the future.”

The Devils opened up with a game against Inter and began brightly with Connor Brown and Hayden Owen working very hard. It was not until the end of the contest that the Exeter side bagged a late winner. Hayden Owen was named the Devils’ Man of the Match and Flynn Trower was commended for some good passing. Devils then played Cully Rangers and fell behind early on. Parity was quickly restored by River Leisk. An end-to-end game followed with both sides netting another, Leisk netting his second for the devils. Rangers took a 3-2 lead only for Dominic Mccreadie to level late on. Unfortunately in what little time that remained Rangers scored a fourth to edge the honours. Joe Evans and Jacob Fisher worked very hard in defence, but they do require better support from the midfielders! River Leisk was named the Devils Man of the Match for his two goals and his overall work-rate.


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