Neville stars in Town cup win.

PUBLISHED: 09:18 18 February 2010 | UPDATED: 12:48 10 June 2010

EXMOUTH Town under-15s bagged a JG Memorial Cup final place with a 4-3 win over Honiton Town.

EXMOUTH Town under-15s bagged a JG Memorial Cup final place with a 4-3 win over Honiton Town.

The contest ended with a score line that suggests a close encounter but, in truth, had Town been able to take more of the chances they created and not been guilty of some ball watching across their back line, the margin of victory would have been far greater.

It was Town keeper Ryan Neville who emerged as his side's hero, pulling off a number of superb saves, one deep into stoppage time, that effectively sealed the victory.

Charlie Williams fired Town ahead in the 7th minute but Honiton were level when Neville, who had earlier made a magical stop, was finally beaten.

Ian Littler and Ross James both went close for Town whilst, at the other end, Neville was staging a one-man show in defiance of the Honiton attacking threat!

Just before the break James got clear of his marker to head home from close range to take Town in with a 2-1 lead.

Honiton were denied a leveller by another fine Neville save but the Town glovesman was beaten after some ball-watching across his back line, five minutes after the re-start, to leave the game locked at 2-2.

The outstanding Dillon, and Jessop, both went close for Town before Dillon fired the ball home to restore Town's lead.

Parity was restored shortly after and, as Honiton went in search of a winner, Neville was superb.

Twelve minutes from time came the decisive play in the game as Littler ran on to a fine through ball to score what proved to be the winning goal.

There were a nervy five minutes of added time but Town, and Neville, were not to be denied what was a richly deserved cup final place.

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