Honiton Troopers beaten, but they score a ‘Messi’ goal

PUBLISHED: 19:22 19 March 2014 | UPDATED: 19:22 19 March 2014

Honiton Troopers Under-9s played two more matches in their Exetre and District Youth League campaign.

Honiton Troopers 1, Exmouth United 5

Honiton Troopers Under-9s began with a defensive line-up against a previously unbeaten Exmouth side. The whole team put in increased effort working harder for each other, but Exmouth went in two goals ahead at half time.

Early in the second half Peter Osbourne won the ball in midfield and passed to Lewis Clyburn who was being shown towards the left wing by the defender, but, with the outside of his right foot, Clyburn chipped the ball over the keeper into the empty net.

It really was a ‘Messi-like’ finish! As the Troopers searched for the equaliser it was Exmouth who scored next and they then added a couple more to run out convincing winners.

Honiton Troopers 0, Alphington Allstars 6

Honiton Troopers Under-9s once again adopted a defensive formation, but were unable to match the Alphington side. Peter Osbourne had several runs into the Alphington half, but was often isolated. Despite some desperate defending and goal keeping Alphington went into the break with a four goal advantage.

In the second half Alphington continued to attack, but Lewis Clyburn went on several runs leading to shots on goal and corners. Alphington scored another two goals.

Whilst Chris Lucas, Jess Spence and Lewis Clyburn all put in good performances, player of the day went to Harvey Lee who has been superb this season and again made several fine saves to keep the score line down. Despite conceding 11 goals, Lee was not at fault for any of them


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