Honiton Troopers Under-9s win 2-0 against Hemyock with Stevens starring

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

Honiton Troopers Under-9s

Honiton Troopers Under-9s


Honiton Troopers Under-9s had mixed results in their latest Exeter and District Youth League matches.

First up, against Hemyock they dominated much of the first half with Louis Stevens orchestrating things from midfield and took a 2-0 lead into half-time thanks to goals from Peter Osbourne and Lewis Clyburn.

The home side came back strongly in the second half, but Jess Spence, Christopher Lucas and Harvey Haysom provided a solid defensive line that meant little threat to Harvey Lee in goal.

Troopers then met a strong West Hill side that saw them defend for long periods.

A goal midway through the first half left Troopers one down at the interval.

Despite a valiant attempt to get back in the game they were hit twice more to lose 3-0.

Christopher Lucas was named Player of the Day for another committed performance.

Coach Warren Matthews said post match: “The players have a two-week break now and it’s a good chance to reflect on the season so far. The players can be very proud of their efforts thus far. They should all be pleased with how they are developing in their individual roles and the team are improving as a result. Thanks also to the parents for their support. With a small squad, availability is really important and to be able to say that in every game we have put out full sides is due to that parental and guardian support. I hope everyone associated with Honiton Town Youth Football Club has a great Christmas.”

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