Honiton Under-13s undone at Axminster

PUBLISHED: 15:01 16 February 2016 | UPDATED: 08:59 22 February 2016

Boy playing football

Boy playing football


Honiton Under-13s travelled to Axminster on Saturday where, due to the seemingly unending wet weather, they faced the Tigers on the fantastic new 3G artificial facility at Axe Valley Community College.

Honiton knew they would have an uphill battle, playing one of the league’s top teams on a huge, unfamiliar surface and a lack of concentration at a corner plus a defensive slip saw then fall behind to two early goals.

However, Honiton did begin to enjoy themselves on the pristine synthetic turf and a quickly-taken goal kick saw Dominic McCreadie-Taylor outstrip the hosts defence to grab a goal back with a fine lobbed volley.

Unfortunately, Honiton were unable to find another and Axminster scored again to lead 3-1 at the break.

The second half saw Honiton play some good, passing football, but they didn’t manage to create any clear cut opportunities and tired legs in the final 15 minutes allowed Axminster three further goals.

The manager and parents congratulated the entire team on what was a great effort; players to mention individually were Laura Beth Outram, Matthew Ward and especially Caleb Freemantle who worked hard tirelessly throughout.

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