Honiton Titans Under-11 end losing run and become first team to defeat Sidmouth
PUBLISHED: 09:10 02 December 2015 | UPDATED: 09:10 02 December 2015
Honiton Under-11 Titans were 10-5 winners when they met Sidmouth.
What made the success all the more impressive was that the Titans had been amidst the worst run in recent years and the opposition had yet to lose a game!
Sidmouth got out of the blocks far quicker than Honiton, who were showing their usual sluggish competitive starts. With high winds the kicking game was effectively executed by Sidmouth, but the Titans held their resolve. End to end play made for some superb viewing for spectators with the deadlock only broken in the first half by Sidmouths organised back line creating excessive space.
Half-time came with Sidmouth 5 - 0 to the good, but the second half told a different storey. Both teams displaying some rock solid defensive and offensive qualities meant the intensity ramped up! Honiton notched it up a few gears, with Jon Glover running over the first for Honiton after some explosive running!
The game continued at pace with both teams putting in the effort. With five minutes remaining Jack Bevan received the ball on the left wing and showed his devastating pace in real style as he ran half the length of the pitch to dot down with what proved to be the winning score!
The final moments were intense, but the resolve of the Titans prevailed and the rightfully celebrated a famous victory at the final whistle.
In what was a memorable team effort, the Man of the Match award went to Matthew Jeacock who caused all sorts of trouble with his energetic and belligerent performance. There was also a big performance from captain for the day Oliver Gambie and also vice captain Isaac Lidster, the latter, as ever, a rock at the heart of the Titans team.