Honiton Devils Under-11s beaten at Central Redstar
PUBLISHED: 16:43 20 January 2015 | UPDATED: 16:43 20 January 2015
Honiton Devils Under-11s went down 5-1 when they travelled into Exeter to meet Central Redstar for what was their first league outing for four weeks.
Devils started brightly, took the game to the hosts and, after 10 minutes, a through-ball from Luke Matthews sent Sam Foster clear and, with the home goalkeeper advancing, Foster fired the ball beneath him and into the net!
A strong home side responded well and levelled 12 minutes later when a crowded goalmouth meant skipper Zac Harrison, playing in goal, was unsighted as the ball flew past him.
Devils began the second half well with Joe Evans excelling in a central midfield role. The play was even-steven, but it was a series of changes that seemed to unsettle the Devils and some lack of concentration saw the home side seize the initiative scoring three quick-fire goals. Devils regrouped and came back well. Dominic McCreadie-Taylor was close with two scoring opportunities whilst defender Sam Foster, who had a fine game throughout, also went close. In the last five minutes a Connor Brown free-kick fizzed just wide of the mark and Ewan Evans was inches away from bagging a late second for Devils.
Sam Foster landed the Devils Man of the Match award for his whole hearted display.
Manager Sean Brown said: “It was a case of match fitness being the difference and that was something we lacked given the four weeks without action. That said, the boys never gave up and maybe, on a different day, the chances we created at the end night well have led to a very different outcome. I have nothing but praise for my team as they never give up no matter what the score.”