Mayo nets and Honiton make it ten from ten

PUBLISHED: 19:42 11 December 2012

The Sidmouth and Ottery Ladies played Mendip on the Sidmouth College pitch on Saturday. Photo by Alex Walton. Ref shsp 7534-48-12AW To order your copy of this photograph go to www.sidmouthherald.co.uk and click on MyPhotos24.

The Sidmouth and Ottery Ladies played Mendip on the Sidmouth College pitch on Saturday. Photo by Alex Walton. Ref shsp 7534-48-12AW To order your copy of this photograph go to www.sidmouthherald.co.uk and click on MyPhotos24.

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Ashmoor 0, Honiton Hornets 1

Honiton produced an inspired all-round show to bag a clean sheet win at a young, fleet-footed and talented Ashmoor outfit.

The only goal of the game owed much to the determination of Sophie George who kept a pass Amy Phillips in-play in the corner of the pitch and delivered it back across the circle to Dawn Mayo who saw her first shot parried, but then coolly slotted the re-bound.

Moments later Mayo saw a shot strike the frame of the goal. After the break the home side dominated whilst Hinton defended in depth and relied on swift counter-attacks.

The Honiton defence of Sue Stone, Sami Williams, Becky Bond, Lorraine Ritchie and Emily Gawler all worked extremely hard to keep Ashmoor out of the circle for the most part and, when Ashmoor did manage to break through, the shots on goal were well covered.

Amy Phillips, Becky Hammett and Laura Frank also had excellent games at both ends of the pitch supporting defence and attack.

The final ten minutes were intense, but Honiton stayed disciplined and deservedly saw out the game to net a tenth victory in as many league outings this term.

A feature of an excellent all-round show was that no fewer than ten different players received Player of the Match votes with Amy Phillips receiving the most.


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