Honiton Under-9s end football season on a real high

PUBLISHED: 16:03 30 April 2013 | UPDATED: 16:03 30 April 2013




Honiton Under-9s travelled to Bradninch for their final matches of the Exeter and District League season.

The Demons played Pinhoe first and, against a very good side, trailed 2-0 at half-time.

After the break, with Ben Borkowski and Elliot Holdsworth working well, Demons were more effective, but the score remained 2-0 to the Exeter side. Jake Mabbutt was named Man of the Match.

Next up Demons took on Bradninch and an early Mabbut double gave them the perfect start.

Ross Hurford added a third before the break. In the second half Mabbut completed his hat-trick before Connor Richards slotted a penalty awarded after Lee Pullman was hauled down in the area. Pullman netted the final goal as Demons claimed a 6-0 victory.

Honiton Devils started with a game against Bradninch and played some delightful football prior to Sam Foster netting the only goal of the first half.

After the break some lapses in defensive concentration allowed the hosts to net twice to emerge victorious. Sam Foster was named the Devils Man of the Match.

Next up Devils took on a Pinhoe side who had beaten them 7-1 in a cup meeting earlier in the season.

The opening goal was scored by Devils keeper Joe Evans with a powerful drop-kick!

The lead was doubled thanks to an amazing Foster curling corner and five minutes fro time Connor Brown scored the third and final goal.

Joe Evans was named Man of the Match.

Mark Fisher, Honiton Under-9s manager said: “I would like to thank all the players for their hard work and commitment through this season. It has been a tough year, but days like the one we had at Bradninch make it all worth while. I would like to thank Andrew Horn, Sean Brown and Denys Richards for all their help, I couldn’t do it without you!”

The Honiton Under-9s have their Presentation day on June 9 and then hold their annual tournament on July 21.

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