Honiton Devils Under-12s make winning start

PUBLISHED: 10:55 09 September 2015 | UPDATED: 10:55 09 September 2015

Football goalnet. Ref shsp 7216-33-15SH. Picture: Simon Horn

Football goalnet. Ref shsp 7216-33-15SH. Picture: Simon Horn


Honiton Devils Under-12s made a winning start to a new season of Exeter and District Youth League football when they won 4-2 at Ottery St Mary.

They made a good start and a terrific ball from skipper Zac Harrison sent striker Connor Brown on his way, but his shot was narrowly wide. Minutes later Elliot Holdsworth saw off two defenders down the right and his cross was turned home by Harrison to give Devils the lead. The advantage was doubled in the 23rd minute with Sam Foster creating good space before rifling the ball home. The Otters replied to leave the teams separated by a single goal at half-time.

Early second half link-up play involving Joe Evans and Elliot Holdsworth ended with the latter netting to make it 3-1.

With 10 minutes remaining the home side scored a second, but Devils were not to be denied and a Harrison corner was headed home by Holdsworth to complete the scoring.

Devils glovesman Hayden Owen did well and the defensive work of Lee Pulman, River Leisk and Jai Freemantle augers well for the season ahead.

The Man of the Match award went to the industrious Joe Evans.

Devils boss Sean Brown said: “It was al very encouraging. Some of the football played was of real quality for this age group. That said, we shall not be getting carried away as this is only the first game of a long season and there’s plenty of hard work to be done.”

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