Late strike steals points

PUBLISHED: 09:30 29 October 2008 | UPDATED: 22:33 15 June 2010

Honiton were back into league action this weekend with a home game against ISCA 4ths.

Honiton were back into league action this weekend with a home game against ISCA 4ths. Both sides started strongly with a number of attacks into their opponents' circle. Honiton had a number of attempts both from open play and short corners which just would not go in. Honiton kept attacking and in the end Vanessa Trude opened the scoring for Honiton when Jean Herniman pushed a ball through the defence to where Trude was waiting in the circle to sweep the ball into the goal. ISCA also kept up their attack and managed to slip a neat goal past keeper Sue Stone to level the match at half time. It was all change then as Geraldine Dyer and Shirley Carnall both came off injured meaning Amy Phillips had to rush to find some kit and get on the pitch. Changes made, Honiton came out determined to put some goals in the net and were successful through a shot from Sophie George. With 10 minutes to go Honiton were hoping the win was in the bag but this was never certain as both sides continued to have a number of attempts on goal, with ISCA again levelling the score through a short corner which was initially stopped by Sue Stone but finished off by a quick ISCA player who realised Sue had lost sight of the ball. With five minutes to go Honiton again had to find a goal to secure the match. With several short corners not quite making their mark, Jackie Pinn came up from the back to assist. A quick ball out from the back line from Herniman to Phillips was slipped back into the circle where Pinn finished off with an unstoppable shot. Player of the Match was Jackie Pinn for excellent defensive work and a fantastic winning goal.l Practices continue at Cloakham Lawns, Axminster on Wednesday evenings from 7.30- 8.30pm, meeting at Honiton Church at 7pm. New players are always made welcome and we cater for all abilities.

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