Honiton Under-15s win derby thriller at Feniton.
PUBLISHED: 21:16 10 December 2014 | UPDATED: 21:16 10 December 2014
Honiton Under-15s won a pulsating derby meeting with Feniton by the odd goal in five.
The game was treated to a stunning start with Kyle Newham latching onto a Jack Smith through-ball to score after just 12 seconds!
That led to Honiton laying siege to the home goal with Smith and Newham denied a number of times by some terrific goal keeping.
It was somewhat against the run of play when the home side hit back to level. Honiton responded well and Jacob Murphy has a long-range strike well saved before good work down the right by Jack Smith ended with his cross being headed home at the far post by James Broad, the latter taking a break from his regular goal keeping duties. The Honiton pressure continued through to the interval Connor Jennings, Ethan Seymour, Smith and Jacob Murphy all going close.
After the break Smith was again close to scoring, but back came the home side and only a superb covering tackle from Michael Taylor denied them a gilt edged opportunity to level.
At the other end Broad had several long-range efforts saved before the hosts equalised following good build up play.
The home started to gain the ascendency and dominated possession as Honiton, who travelled with only eleven players began to tire.
However, it was Honiton, ten minutes from time, who scored what proved to be the winner when an in-swinging Smith corner was turned past his own gloves man by an unfortunate defender.
The Honiton Man of the Match award was presented to Jack Smith for his all-round work rate and three assists.
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