Honiton Under-12s win thanks to own goal double

PUBLISHED: 09:37 10 March 2015 | UPDATED: 09:37 10 March 2015

Football generic picture

Football generic picture

Archant

Honiton Youth Under-12s were 2-0 winners when they took on City Raiders Galaxy in an Exeter and District Youth League game.

Having won the week before confidence was high throughout the Honiton team and they passed the ball around well, looking to get forward at every opportunity.

They got the reward for their endeavours when, midway through the first half Caleb Freemantle broke free on the left flank and his cross from the bye line was diverted into the net by the unfortunate Galaxy keeper!

The home team then seized the initiative and doubled their advantage when another foray into the opposition penalty area resulted in the game’s second own goal.

The hosts carried their lead into half time and although the second period saw no further goals, Honiton were rarely troubled and thoroughly deserved their victory. Most pleasing was another clean sheet with goalkeepers Will Whitworth and Freemantle, who shared the duties, worthy of mention.

Honiton travel to Exeter on Saturday (March 14) to play the Galaxy’s twin side, City Raiders, where they will be looking to claim a third straight success.


If you value what this story gives you, please consider supporting the Midweek Herald. Click the link in the orange box above for details.

Become a supporter

This newspaper has been a central part of community life for many years. Our industry faces testing times, which is why we're asking for your support. Every contribution will help us continue to produce local journalism that makes a measurable difference to our community.

Latest from the Midweek Herald