Honiton Under-13s pay price for sluggish start

PUBLISHED: 09:13 02 December 2015 | UPDATED: 09:13 02 December 2015

Football goalnet. Ref shsp 7216-33-15SH. Picture: Simon Horn

Football goalnet. Ref shsp 7216-33-15SH. Picture: Simon Horn

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Honiton Town Under 13’s were left to rue an underwhelming first half performance as they slipped to a narrow defeat against visitors Wonford Galaxy.

With the calm head of Ewan Evans again anchoring the back four, Honiton were hopeful of a positive result, but were strangely subdued for the opening 25 minutes and found themselves two goals behind before they raised their game.

The final 15 minutes of the half saw Honiton press forward in search of a reply without success; the best chance falling to Becky Rose who was unfortunately unable to find the target when left free at the back post.

The hosts started the second half in much better fashion and, determined to get back into the game, were soon within a goal when Caleb Freemantle met a corner from the left with a flying volleyed finish. The game then became very stretched with both sides looking for further goals and it was the visitors who scored first to extend their advantage. Back came Honiton again through Freemantle’s second, when he picked himself after being felled in the box to the despatch the penalty, but Galaxy grabbed their final and eventually decisive goal with a well struck free-kick. Freemantle signed off his fine display with a well-deserved third, but Honiton were unable to complete the comeback their supporters so dearly wanted and ended beaten by the odd goal in seven!

Next up is a visit to table-topping Crediton on Saturday (December 5) where a 70-minute performance will definitely be required!


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