Town A win crowned East Devon Under-15 League Champions
PUBLISHED: 10:01 21 May 2009 | UPDATED: 11:00 10 June 2010
EXMOUTH Town A are the new champions of the East Devon Youth League Under-15 section after a 3-1 win over Ottery St Mary.
EXMOUTH Town A are the new champions of the East Devon Youth League Under-15 section after a 3-1 win over Ottery St Mary.Town went into the game knowing that only a win would guarantee them the title at the final whistle and, after a long season, everyone was keen to get the job done.However, it was the Otters who began the brighter and all the early action was towards the Town goal and it was they who opened the scoring with a fine finish on the break.This seemed to shock Town into additional industry across the park and players began to throw themselves into the tackle with great effect.Try as they did, Town just could not find the breakthrough but then a tactical switch paid massive dividends.Luke Bradford was summoned from the bench for the final ten minutes of the first half and, a minute before the break, he latched onto a loose ball and rifled it into the net.The second half began with Town the dominant force and, with Man of the Match James Flockhart a tower of strength at the back, they began to look the more likely to score the all important next goal.Tom Steer fired them ahead and victory was assured when Dan Fulls popped up to apply a perfect striker's finish - his 17th of a fabulous season - to seal a 3-1 win.Town boss John Collins said: "Every player has matured this season, great individual players have learnt that it is a team that wins the league, not individuals, and by playing as a team for the team. It's a great group of lads who have given me a season that I shall remember for ever."The Town joint boss also made a point of placing on record his sincere thanks to the generous, and much appreciated, match kit sponsor Alex Clark, of the Carlton Garage, Exmouth.
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