Horn's arrival boosts Honiton Youth Under-15s against table-toppers
PUBLISHED: 09:50 02 May 2018 | UPDATED: 09:50 02 May 2018
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Honiton Youth Under-15s went down 7-2 when they entertained table-topping Broadclyst in an evening encounter.
Honiton’s task was made even tougher as they were forced to contest an hour of the match with 10 players owing to player unavailability.
The hosts’ first-half display was excellent, with all players working hard to limit the impressive visitors to a two goal half-time lead. After the break, the first-half efforts of the home players began to take its toll and, as tired legs showed and gaps appeared, the clinical visitors took full advantage, scoring five more goals.
However, the introduction of Harry Horn, to level the player numbers, gave Honiton added impetus and they grabbed two deserved late goals through Caleb Freemantle’s penalty and Harvey Newton’s close range effort.
All in all, this was a hard-working performance from Honiton in a game that saw them never give up and the individual stand-out displays came from goalkeeper Will Whitworth plus defenders Dan Loosemore and Laura-Beth Outram.
Nevertheless, it was Horn who deserved most praise as he rushed to join the game immediately after finishing an under-14 game on the adjoining pitch.