Smith goal bags Honiton Under-15s a win

PUBLISHED: 09:37 10 March 2015 | UPDATED: 09:37 10 March 2015

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Honiton began brightly with good pressing from; Kyle Newham, Elliott Forwell and Jacob Murphy.

An exchange of passes between Elliot Forwell and Jack Smith led to a corner which Tom Young met with a strong header, only to see the attempt go wide. Kyle Newham was creating space up front and produced a great shot on the turn which went wide. Michael Taylor was also prominent and from his industry saw Newnham twice go close.

The pressure told and what proved to be the only goal was started by a slick team passing move that ended with Jack Smith slotting the ball home.

Home gloves man James Broad, playing for the first time since a December 13 injury, had a few smart saves to make, but the home defence was more than a match for the visitors attack and gave very little away. After the break Ethan Seymour linked up well in midfield and had a shot wells saved whilst both Newham and Seymour had efforts saved before the visitors came back to press for a leveller.

That made for a nervous last ten minutes, but the home defence held firm with Lochie Charleton and Tom Young cementing a growing understanding at the heart of the defence. The Man of the Match award went to Lochie Charleton for an outstanding defensive display, closely followed by Jacob Murphy and Jack Smith.


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