Local youth football round-up
PUBLISHED: 11:09 28 November 2008 | UPDATED: 10:06 10 June 2010
BRIXINGTON United under-13s continued their improved form with a win over a very hardworking and organised Colts side. United dominated possession for most of the half, creating a number of good chances.
BRIXINGTON United under-13s continued their improved form with a win over a very hardworking and organised Colts side. United dominated possession for most of the half, creating a number of good chances. The lively Theo Barnes provided the pass to release Jack Howarth in behind the Colts' defence to power home the first goal. Some fine goalkeeping from the visitors' glovesman denied first Adam Wheatley and then Barnes before the Mid Devon side equalised through a long range shot to take the sides into the break locked at 1-1. The second half mirrored the first in terms of possession and chances but brought greater reward for the home team. The second goal was a stunner which saw Alex Manning striding forward and delivering a perfect pass to Howarth, whose cross was smashed into the net by the stylish Brandon Perry.Kentisbeare battled all the way, ensuring a nervous climax to the match, and it was only with two minutes to go that Wheatley settled the game, volleying home an Owen Flinn corner. United boss Simon Manning said: "Mat Wells can be pleased with his great all action display recycling possession and Theo Barnes with his strong running early on but, as always, the whole team contributed to produce an entertaining game of football." Brixington Blues under-11s won their inter club derby meeting with Brixington United when the two sides met to do battle for Exeter & District Youth League points. The first half was one way traffic as the Blues rattled in seven goals without reply. It was a super show from the Blues' boys who out- passed, out thought and, certainly, out-fought their opponents. Cameron Deighton began the scoring and he was the poacher turned provider as he set up Sam Smith to score from close range. Goals three, four and five arrived in a two minute spell. First Josh Mingo swept home a Deighton cross, then Deighton netted his second and third after good work from Mingo and Ed Doble. Doble then helped himself to the sixth before Deighton hit his fourth, scoring direct from a corner with the ball going in off the far post. After the break Mingo nailed his second, guiding the ball past the keeper's despairing dive into the far corner, then completed his hat- trick when Jordan Howlett laid a corner back for him to crash into the net through a packed penalty area to make it 9-0. Ben Berkhout then produced a stunning save to keep out United who did then manage a score of their own and, with Blues now in cruise control and somewhat off the pace, United notched a second to give the final score that one sided look of 9-2 in their favour.EXMOUTH Town A under-15s proved too powerful for visitors Lyme Regis, who were dispatched with a 9-1 defeat as Dan Fulls found the net four times. Karl Riddell served up the star player performance for Town as he was behind much of the creative play from his midfield berth. Two goals inside the first five minutes set the pattern for the remainder of the contest. With the penetration offered by Luke Bradford and Adam Otto down either flank Town were always on the front foot and two further goals were added in the first half to take them in at the break with a 4-0 lead. They went one better after the break, scoring five times, to run out 9-1 winners with goals from Dan Fulls (4), Adam Otto (2), Luke Bradford (1), Kyle Harris (1) and Nathan Doble (1).EXMOUTH Town under-14s produced an excellent performance to win their top-of-the-table clash with Ottery St Mary by the odd goal in five, writes Trevor Brice. The win takes Town 13 points clear at the top of the East Devon Youth League. The home side began the brighter in what quickly became an end to end game. Charlie Williams, Brandon Hodge and Shaun Hepburn all had sight of the Otters, goal before pressure from Ian Littler and Ross James resulted in an unfortunate Ottery defender putting the ball past his own glovesman to open the scoring. The home side bounced straight back and Ryan Neville made a fine save from a free kick but could do nothing about the home equaliser. Williams quickly restored the Town advantage and Barnaby Pender also went close before Williams struck again to give Town a 3-1 half time lead. After the break the hosts took control and, after another fine Neville save, the home side reduced the arrears with a fine goal ten minutes from time but Town saw the game out to take three well earned points. Next up for the side is Sunday's cup trip to Uplyme.EXMOUTH Amateurs under-9s met Seaton Town for the second weekend running but could not quite match the win the enjoyed seven days before as they drew 0-0 at Warren View. The first half saw the game flow from end to end with Joe Burnett and Harry Ottaway both prominent, but a fine display from the Seaton keeper ensured no goals were scored. In the Ammies' defence Joe Paver, Peter Griffin and Ben Finch all looked solid and assured. The second half served up a similar pattern of play. Matt Seager was pushed further forward to add weight to the attack but still no goals could be found.Young Paver was named man of the match for an outstanding performance at the heart of the Ammies' defence.