Honiton Demons Under-11s claim cup success in Tiverto where Edwards stars

PUBLISHED: 08:16 07 October 2014 | UPDATED: 08:16 07 October 2014

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Honiton Demons Under-11s marched into the next round of the Cup thanks to a stunning 4-2 success at Moor Rhinos who play a division higher.

Demons made a bright start and only a superb last-ditch tackle denied Connor Richards. Moors responded well and carried a threat, but Harry Horn and Jake Mabbutt kept shots on the Josh Edwards goal to a minimum. When the home side did break through they found young Edwards in superb form! On the one occasion Edwards was beaten Mabbutt made a brilliant goal-line clearance. The deadlock was broken late in the first half when a goal kick landed at the feet of Richards and he crossed for Corey Skinner to net.

After the break Edwards launched another goal kick that Richards latched onto an then brushed aside a couple of challenges before scoring and Skinner thumped home the third to put demons in charge.

Moors hit back to reduce the arrears, but the Demons reply was immediate as Richards picked the ball up on the halfway line and dribbled through three defenders before finding the back of the net.

Moors tried to get back into the contest, but got little change out the impressive Brendan Wright and Adam Dunford in the Demons defence.

Richards was close to a hat-trick after great work from Phoenix Welch and Kian Wright. Josh Edwards was named the Demons Man of the Match.

Coach Sean brown said: “This was our best of the season to date and in all truth anyone of the 12 on duty could have won an individual award, they were collectively that good.”

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