Joined: 29 Sep 2005
Location: Church St, Uplyme
|Posted: 24/11/08, 10:13 Post subject: Match Report 23/11/2008 away to Honiton
|Under 14 East Devon League
Honiton 8 Uplyme Youth 5
Uplyme Youth succumb to Honiton’s attacking pressure.
With a cold north wind blowing Honiton kicked off, immediately took up the initiative and had Uplyme on the defensive. In the third minute they broke through down the left and despite a initial head out by Uplyme’s Jack Rumens followed through and put the ball in the back of the net. Following the restart Honiton came forward again and in the fifth minute, despite more headwork – this time from Uplyme’s Callum Taylor- Honiton scored again.
Honiton troubled Uplyme’s keeper Brett James several more times in the next few minutes before the ball was taken into the Honiton half where after a corner Matt Pile hoofed one over the Honiton crossbar. A more even game ensued for the next ten minutes with James’ brave keeping preventing further Honiton score until a well taken corner beat the Uplyme defence and Honiton got their third goal. However Uplyme still kept up their attacking moves and some accurate passing from Sam Jones to Kyle Knight and finally to Jack Heath allowed Heath to take it past the Honiton keeper and slot in Uplyme’s first goal.
The remainder of the first half was fairly evenly balanced with chances at both ends. Uplyme’s new signing Kierran Bearpark showed up well in attack and helped in the next goal when, under pressure, the Honiton defence put in an own goal. In the dying minutes of the first half Honiton broke through strongly again and took the score to 4 – 2 at the whistle.
The second half began as the first half left off with chances for both teams with both keepers working hard to prevent score. The first blood went to Uplyme’s Anthony Simes after a cross from Knight from a through ball from Jack Rumens. Honiton quickly came back with a long ball floating over keeper James into the Uplyme net. Then it was Uplyme’s turn when on the left again Rumens slotted the ball up to Jones who was beaten by the Honiton keeper but got the ball to Jack Heath who headed it into the net.
Honiton had most of the play in the remainder of the half scoring three times and it would have been more except for James gallant goalkeeping. The final score of the match went to Uplyme courtesy of a fine shot from Pile, who was judged Uplyme’s Man of the Match.
Uplyme’s next match is home to Exmouth Town in the Quarter Finals of the Trenchard Cup – 2.00pm on Sunday 30th November.