Honiton Under-13s battle mud and West Hill Wasps at Ottery St Mary

PUBLISHED: 12:09 15 November 2015 | UPDATED: 12:09 15 November 2015

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Honiton Under-13s went down 11-3 in their latest Exeter and District Youth League game.

The Town youngsters were in action at King’s School, Ottery St Mary, where they took on a very slick West Hill Wasps outfit on what proved to be a windy morning!

In the first half Honiton played up the slope and started well. However, they were unable to find a finish to one or two promising moves and fell behind to a slick move and clinical finish.

The hosts were a skilful side and looked very sharp in attack. As the rain began to fall the surface became heavier – and more slippery and many of the Honiton players began to struggle to keep their footing.

Three more goals were shipped before the break leaving Honiton 4-0 down at half-time.

Conditions deteriorated significantly in the second half with the pitch become more of a mud bath!

Honiton though, did manage to score three times through Caleb Freemantle, Dan Loosemore and Max Salter, with much of their success coming from adventurous wing play.

However, their desire to get forward left them open to counter-attacking, something that West Hill did most effectively scoring seven second half goals.

To their credit, the Honiton players never stopped working and heads were held high throughout.

Players to shine included Becky Rose and Laura-Beth Outram, as well as a very muddy goalkeeper, Will Whitworth, who made several outstanding saves on a day where the ball was more akin to a bar of soap!


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