Honiton Town Under-14s win derby thriller

PUBLISHED: 15:56 03 April 2018 | UPDATED: 08:56 05 April 2018

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Honiton Town Under-14s were 4-3 winners when they met Feniton in an Exeter and District Youth League derby.

Town made a bright start and were rewarded for their early play when Sam Foster poked the ball home from close range to give them the lead.

Feniton hit back with a well-struck shot to restore parity and then took then lead with a tap-in at the far post.

Just before the break, Town were a whisker away from an equaliser when the Fenny goalkeeper produced a fine save to deny Lee Pulman.

In the second half, Town continued to press and, with Ewan Evans and Corey Tratt-Skinner playing very solidly at the back, defended with discipline in front of goalkeeper Leo Shelton, who demonstrated good, safe, hands.

At the other end of the pitch the Fenny goalkeeper made save after save to deny Town before the game’s fourth goal finally arrived with Kyle Williams finding the bottom corner of the net from the edge of the box.

Town then went in search of a third and it duly arrived when, after a defence-splitting pass by Williams, Dom McCreadie-Taylor took the ball on, rounded a defender and then eased his way past the excellent Feniton keeper, before rolling the ball home to give Town a 3-2 lead. Feniton hit back, but were kept at arms length by some superb tackling from River Leisk and Corey Tratt-Skinner.

Town doubled their lead when McCreadie-Taylor laid the ball off for Sam Foster to fire then ball home. James Pring was denied by a splendid save before Feniton had the final say with their third goal, but Town were not to be denied a richly deserved thrilling success.

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