Exmouth Town Under-18s hit top spot after seven goal demolition of Copplestone

PUBLISHED: 14:31 05 October 2020 | UPDATED: 19:55 05 October 2020

Football corner flag. Ref exsp 7253-33-15SH. Picture: Simon Horn

Football corner flag. Ref exsp 7253-33-15SH. Picture: Simon Horn

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Exmouth Town hit top spot in the Devon U18 League as a result of their 7-1 home success over Copplestone United.

Exmouth Town hit top spot in the Devon Under-18 League as a result of their 7-1 home success over Copplestone United.

The Town youngsters made a confident start and took a fifth-minute lead when Joel Knott headed home a Tom Garland corner.

Garland then provided the ‘assist’ for Ethan Beverley to make it 2-0 on 15 minutes.

George Phillips then scored twice in the 28th and 36th minute to see Town into the interval with a 4-0 lead.

Town continued their dominance after the break with Garland and Alfie Gillard in particular causing the visitors all manner of problems down either flank.

Beverely set up Garland to make it 5-0 before centre-back Knott headed his second to make it six.

Young Garland capped a fine performance with a fantastic finish from the edge of the area before Copplestone claimed a late consolation for their efforts.

This was a terrific all-round performance with serious shifts from throughout the ranks.

Next up for Town Under-18s is a visit to Twyford Spartans on Sunday (October 11).


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