Honiton Under-12s edged out in final game of season

PUBLISHED: 12:47 27 April 2015 | UPDATED: 12:47 27 April 2015

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Honiton Youth Under-12s were unable to end their league campaign with a victory as they went down 2-0 on a visit to North Tawton, writes Stuart Ward

However, they can again hold their heads high as it wasn’t through any lack of effort on a cold, misty Sunday morning in West Devon.

The first half was evenly contested with Honiton looking threatening going forward especially through the combination play of Caleb Freemantle and Matthew Ward.

The home side also created opportunities from open play, but it was Honiton’s Achilles heel that saw them fall behind as they failed to defend a corner, allowing North Tawton a free header to take a 1-0 lead through to the break.

The second period followed a similar pattern with both teams looking for a breakthrough without really testing either goalkeeper until a hopeful shot from the hosts squirmed its way under the unlucky Honiton custodian Will Whitworth. This second goal took the wind out of Honiton’s sails and they were unable to find a way back into the game.

Freemantle, in particular, can be proud of his display as he led the line brilliantly and never stopped running.

Honiton can now look forward to moving up to Under-13 and eleven-a-side football next season.

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