Wednesday, December 11, 2013
Exmouth 3, Honiton 2
A perfect day at the Exmouth ground for football and the game did not disappoint, writes James Broad (aged 13).
Early exchanges were very competitive with neither side carving out an opening. However, as the game went on the more thoughtful and incisive play came from Honiton. The first Honiton goal came from a Jack Smith corner which was headed in by Jacob Wright. Exmouth equalised ten minutes later, following a good through ball, which split the Honiton defence and was well finished off by their ‘ David Luiz’ lookalike!
Honiton began the second half well and played with more confidence. The second goal came from a good run on the left by Elliott Forwell who provided the cross for Ben Harris to neatly tuck away a close range chance. The second goal for Exmouth was controversial. Whilst Tom Young lay injured in the penalty area the home side played on and scored against a passive Honiton defence.
The teams remained evenly matched with opportunities created at both ends. The winning goal was well worked by the home side who went ahead following a neat through ball. Honiton pressed hard but were unable to find the equalising goal.
The outstanding performance of the day coming from Jack Katene who provided opportunities in attack and when switched to defence saved certain goals. He was closely followed by Connor Flanagan who, despite being fouled at every opportunity, battled manfully on.