Honiton Under-12s hit for five by Moors
PUBLISHED: 23:09 28 January 2015 | UPDATED: 23:09 28 January 2015
Honiton Youth Under-12 went down 5-1 when they entertained Moors Youth from Tiverton.
Returning to action for the first time since the festive break Honiton made a bright start with some slick passing and movement.
Their early endeavours were rewarded when a left wing raid by Matthew Ward found Caleb Freemantle who got his shot away only for the keeper to make a save, but parry it into the path of Becky Rose who tucked it home to give Honiton the lead.
The Moors response was good, but the Honiton defending of Laura-Beth Outram, Jack Hawker and Dan Loosemore, was equal to the best the Mid Devon side could serve up.
However, the lead was lost when a cross from the left was turned into the Honiton net by a home defender! Moors then took advantage of some lacklustre tackling to cross deep from the right and a header took sent them into half-time with a 2-1 advantage.
After the break the home side thought they had levelled with an Outram effort, but the match official deemed the ball had not crossed the line.
The decision proved to be a pivotal point of proceedings as, after it, Honiton heads dropped and Moors added three further goals to claim the points.
Saturday sees Honiton Under-12s make the long trip to North Tawton.