Honiton Community College into Schools Cup final after shoot-out success
PUBLISHED: 12:43 20 April 2015 | UPDATED: 12:43 20 April 2015
Honiton Community College bagged themselves a match at the St James Park home of Exeter City when they beat Cullompton Community College on penalties in the semi-final of the Exeter and East Devon Schools Cup.
In a closely contested first half Tom Olive came closest to breaking the deadlock when his shot cannoned back off the crossbar whilst Blake Freemantle also went close.
After the break it was Cullompton’s turn to see the frame of the goal deny them, and, with neither side managing to get the better of the others defence, the match went into a penalty shoot out.
Honiton glovesman Jake Sellick did not need to make a save as the first Cully shot was blazed wide. He did however, keep out the second penalty with a smart save, and, with Jack De Winton, Al Forsyth, Ollie Reed and goalkeeper Sellick, all scoring, it gave Honiton a memorable 4-2 shoot-out success and a place in the final where they will meet Exeter’s St Peter’s School in the final.
Skipper Jack De Winton was superb throughout, leading by example, but the Man of the Match award was given to Al Forsyth for his commanding shift at centre back.