Honiton Devils Under-11s go down to Alphington Arrows, but Richards is the star of the show.
PUBLISHED: 14:43 28 October 2014 | UPDATED: 14:43 28 October 2014
Honiton Devils Under-11s went down 4-0 to a classy Alphington Arrows side despite a superb Man of the Match shift by goal keeper Freddie Richards, writes Warren Matthews.
A resolute defence of Sam Cottingham, Lee Pulman, Dom McCreadie-Taylor and Ewan Evans kept the visitors at bay along with heroic glovesman Richards.
The early exchanges saw a Luke Matthews shot well saved by the Alphas keeper. Zac Harrison, Sam Foster and Elliott Holdsworth were all dominant in midfield whilst Hayden Owen worked hard on and off the ball.
A pivotal moment arrived in the 27th minute when a ball was not cleared and the visitors pounced to take a single goal lead into the interval. After the break the Alphas showed excellent movement and passing and that brought them three more goals. However, despite the 4-0 defeat the Devils can be very proud of their individual and collective efforts against a very good team. For long periods they matched the visitors and they’d have had the goal their contribution deserved had it not been for a number of fine saves by the Alphas gloves man.