Honiton Devils Under-11s edged out by table-toppers

PUBLISHED: 18:14 09 February 2015 | UPDATED: 18:14 09 February 2015

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Honiton Devils Under-11 produced a superb all-round show to push table-topping Alphington Arrows all the way before the unbeaten Exeter side claimed a 2-0 success.

Devils made a slow start and fell behind to a sixth minute goal. However, the response was good and Devils bagged a foothold in the contest.

One source of creativity was from the full back berths Sam Cottingham and River Leisk shining.

In the 20th minute a slick left wing raid ended with Dominic McCreadie-Taylor seeing his well-struck shot ripple the side netting.

After the break there was more of the same from Devils and they gave as good as they got throughout! Ewan Evans, in a more advanced position, helped create openings for McCreadie-Taylor, but a couple of chances went begging until, in the 44th minute, Luke Matthews began the move that ended with striker Connor Brown firing just wide. At the other end of the pitch defender Lee Pulman was outstanding and goalkeeper Freddie Richards made some sterling saves, but Arrows doubled their lead in the 53rd minute.

Late on Devils fashioned two more chances, but neither were taken leaving the team to wonder what might have been after a valiant effort.

Lee Pulman was named Devils’ Man of the Match.


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