Wednesday, September 11, 2013
Honiton Under-14s shared four goals in their opening game of a new Exeter and District Youth League season, writes James Broad.
In last year’s encounter Honiton had been beaten 1-0 in what proved to be a physical encounter.
The early exchanges were frenetic and both side fashioned early goal-scoring opportunities.
Town’s Jacob Wright hit the crossbar from a free-kick just outside the box and Kyle Newham hit the post. Inter Heavitree’s goalkeeper made a number of saves. Meanwhile, at the other end of the pitch, Lochie Charleton’s superb saves and Jack Smith’s tackles and interceptions, kept the game without a goal.
The deadlock was broken when Kyle Newham received a precise pass from the midfield and finished in style with what proved to be the only goal of the first half.
Five minutes after the re-start the Heavies levelled. The game then began to slow in pace, but once the tempo increased Town rained the lead and again Newham, was the scorer, this time after a neat interchange involving James Broad and Jack Katene.
In the closing stages the Exeter side grabbed a second equaliser to deny Honiton all three points.
The Town Man of the Match award went to Jack Smith for his excellent work playing out of position in the centre of defence.