Spence strike earns Honiton Town Under-12s point at Lympstone
PUBLISHED: 10:51 09 September 2014 | UPDATED: 10:51 09 September 2014
Honiton Town Under-12s launched a new season with a 2-2 draw at Lympstone Rangers, writes Stuart Ward.
In the early stages of the game it looked as if the players were still on their summer holidays, as some statuesque defending at corners allowed Lympstone to race into a two goal lead!
However, once the Town youngsters found their fete in the game they began to see more of the ball, were effective with their pressing, and created some good goal-scoring opportunities. Their improved play was rewarded when Caleb Freemantle reduced the deficit with a fine angled volley. Soon after, the comeback was completed when Ben Spence showed ‘quick feet, before executing a crisp finish from a half cleared corner.
The second half saw end-to-end action but, despite their best efforts, neither side was able to get the better of the other and the contest finished all square.
With regular keeper Oliver Turl out with illness, Will Whitworth stood in between the posts and made several important saves to keep the hosts at bay. Other players to stand out were captain Matthew Ward along with Arron Stevens and Spence. Freemantle was also unlucky not to win the game for Honiton in the second half, when another excellent volley crashed back off the crossbar.