Honiton Town Under-14s stage remarkable comeback to beat Crediton Youth

PUBLISHED: 09:07 18 December 2013 | UPDATED: 09:07 18 December 2013

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Honiton Town 6, Crediton Youth 4.

Honiton Town Under-14s stormed back from three goals down to claim their second success of the league campaign, writes James Broad.

Town were playing at home for the first time since October 12 and it was the visiting side that made the brighter start, opening the scoring with a cool finish in a one-versus-one situation.

The second goal came from a shot outside the penalty area which looped over the keeper.

Crediton continued to press and claimed a third with an effort at the near post.

Honiton had its share of possession, but the finishing of Crediton was excellent!

Having gone 3-0 down after 15 minutes, Honiton did not lose self belief and started the comeback. Connor Flanagan played an exquisite flick over the head of the defender and passed to Jacob Wright who made no mistake with the finish.

The second came, after a burst of pace from Kyle Newham who dribbled past two defenders and coolly slotted the ball home.

The third came again from Kyle Newham who stole the ball from a defender and blasted the ball into the roof of the net! The fourth came from a lovely curling left foot pass from Jacob Murphy to Joe Gillard whose one touch took him beyond the defender allowing him to drill a shot with his weaker foot into the bottom corner of the net. The referee blew for half time. What a great 20 minutes of football. The team deserved to be ahead.

After a quick team talk the game was underway again. Jacob Wright scored his second in the match by dribbling through Crediton’s defence and striking the ball into the back of the net. However, the game wasn’t won yet, as Crediton scored their fourth! Honiton then scored a sixth to seal the win.

A Jack Smith corner was met by Joe Gillard’s head, well saved by the keeper but Joe Gillard scored with the rebound. Honiton also had a goal disallowed and struck the bar during the game.

The final whistle blew and Honiton were delighted to win their final game of the year. Aside from the goal scorer’s; other notable performances came from Jacob Murphy, Jack Katene and Cameron Long (returning after an Achilles injury).

The Man of the Match award went to Jack Smith for his tireless work in midfield and some excellent cover tackling.

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