Youth football

PUBLISHED: 10:41 13 March 2008 | UPDATED: 08:54 10 June 2010

Youth football

Youth football

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Newton 66 Girls 3, Exmouth Amateurs U13s 4 Cup semi-final first leg Exmouth started the brighter and deservedly took the lead when Marika Ghiglia wriggled free in the box and volleyed home from close range.

Newton 66 Girls 3, Exmouth Amateurs U13s 4Cup semi-final first leg Exmouth started the brighter and deservedly took the lead when Marika Ghiglia wriggled free in the box and volleyed home from close range.Newton equalised when their striker hooked a ball over her head and beyond keeper Lauren Hillman.Exmouth regained the lead as Leah Rawlings played a great one-two with Ghiglia and fired home.Exmouth increased this lead just before the break as a Rawlings' long throw was headed into her own net by a Newton defender.The second half was full of effort and endeavour but neither side managed any dominance of the ball as both defences looked to be on top.Newton reduced the deficit with a fine strike from just inside the box that found the corner of the net.Exmouth quickly restored their two-goal advantage as Lara Spires found Ghiglia and her square ball found Rawlings, whose run from midfield wasn't tracked, and she finished in style.Newton scored with the final kick of the game.BRIXINGTON Blues U12s hit top spot in the Exeter Friendly League with a thumping 6-1 win over Sidmouth Vikings.It was Blues' 15th win in a row and took them ahead of Buckland Athletic at the top of the table.Goal scorers for the Blues were Josh Wadham (2), Liam Dickinson, Tim Dunn, Sebastian Jones and Peter Wright.l A LATE goal cost Exmouth Juniors the chance of victory in their meeting with Sandford.Exmouth took an early lead, when Chris Porter's cross was put into the back of the net by Harry Glanvill-Ford.Sandford soon equalised, but excellent defensive work from Porter, Joe Holden and Josh Bremner stopped them going ahead.The Juniors were soon on the attack again and Glanvill-Ford scored his second with a well placed volley to take Exmouth into half-time 2-1 up.Exmouth seemed to coast in the second half, although Dan Davis was unlucky not to put away an attempt on goal which was cleared off the line.Sandford equalised in the last minute.l BLUES U16s went two points clear at the top in their Juventus League division by beating former leaders Pinhoe Spartans Athletic 4-3.Mark Lever scored from the spot to put Blues ahead. Jack Greenslade made it 2-0 by half time.Pinhoe got it back to 2-1, but Blues retaliated through Greenslade.Grenslade completed his hat-trick before Spartans set up an interesting finish with two late goals.l CENTRAL Spitfires gave Brixington United U12s a scare in a high-scoring meeting in the Blue Division of the Exeter Friendly League.United eventally emerged 8-4 winners, but were a little anxious during the second-half spell when the Spitfires were only 5-4 down.Charlie Cotton finished with a hat-trick for the winners - his first for the team - and Jack Howarth went one better with four.The goal of the game was the first, which was scored by Riodan Deehan Jackson.Brixington Blues U15s 2, Honiton 2Juventus Youth League FEW chances presented themselves in the opening 30 minutes. However, Blues were lucky not to concede a goal as the Honiton Town forwards were a constant threat.Blues went a goal down and struggled to get back in the game.The shape of the team was not right and they were giving away far too many balls too easily.However, the strength of Liam West brought Blues back into the game. A long ball was taken down superbly by West, who battled to keep it then chipped the advancing keeper for the equaliser.Blues let Honiton back into the game and they found themselves behind again. This seemed to inspire Blues and they fought harder and pushed up to try and get back into the game. West's equaliser was no more than they deserved.Positives to take from this game were that Alex Sprake made a number of great saves to keep Honiton out, both centre backs, Farrant and Reynolds had solid games and the team didn't give up and fought to the end. Other results: Brixinton Blues U13s 4, West Hill 5; Brixington United U15s 4, Countess Weat Dynamos 2.

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