Honiton Town Under-14s power to success at West Exe Youth
PUBLISHED: 19:22 19 March 2014 | UPDATED: 19:23 19 March 2014
West Exe Youth 2, Honiton Town 6
On a bright spring day the journey to Exeter was to bring about a great result for the away side, writes Kyle Newham.
Honiton started brightly with an early strike from Jacob Wright, the home side responded but good defensive work from Jacob Ambrose and a superb save from the substitute keeper, Kyle Newham, who tipped the ball over the crossbar ensuring the early action remained tight.
It was the home side that opened the scoring following a good run on the right by their striker, placing a low shot past the advancing Newham. Honiton hit back after 20 minutes with a great solo run on the right by Connor Flanagan, who beat three players and blasted his shot across goal and inside the left hand post. This was quickly followed by an Elliott Forwell strike, latching on to a Jacob Wright pass before striking the ball past the advancing keeper into the bottom right hand corner two minutes before the end of the first half.
No further goals were scored in the first half despite a great long range effort from Wright, whilst gloves man Newham also denied the home team with some excellent saves.
In the second half with the wind and slope assisting the visitors the game became more open. Chances began to flow; a Newham throw-in led to a brilliantly taken volley from Wright which struck the bar. Against the run of play the home side equalised. The visitors bounced back as Newham, now playing as centre forward, seized on a defensive error, drifted past two defenders and rifled the ball into the top left hand corner. The fourth goal for Honiton came from an excellent break from Ethan Seymour who with a well timed pass found Jack Katene in space and he made no mistake.
The fifth came from a Cameron Long penalty.
Further breaks from Seymour resulted in great saves by the home keeper. Another break on the right from the lively Newham led to the sixth and final goal as he squared to Forwell, who, having had his first attempt saved, made no mistake with the rebound. The game was played in a good spirit, with the referee congratulating the Honiton team for their great attitude. There were joint winners of the Town Man of the Match award; Jack Smith for his excellent defensive work and Ethan Seymour who had his best game of the season so far
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