Colyton play catch-up

Round up of junior football

Colyton FC U16s immediately came under pressure from a concerted Uplyme attack in the EDYL, writes Tim Fox.

But they persistently played catch-up and drew 5-5. Sam Jones chanced a 30 yard shot from in front of goal for Uplyme’s first goal. During the following quarter of an hour Colyton got into gear and evened up the play and at the half hour mark were rewarded with a goal by lifting it over the Uplyme keeper, James Dunford.

Instantly, Uplyme came back with a second goal, thanks to an inspired run from the midfield by Jack Rumens and a pass forward to Jones who, from an acute angle, drilled the ball home. Jones, aided by Jack Heath and Kyle Knight, continued the attack but they were kept at bay by rock-solid defence and keeping by Colyton. However, an over enthusiastic sortie by the Colyton goalkeeper handed Uplyme a penalty which was successfully put away by Jones. Colyton responded quickly and, in the dying minutes of the first half, slotted in their second goal to leave the half-time score at 3-2.

Although playing uphill in the second half Colyton came out attacking and scored after 10 minutes to equalise. Uplyme responded, again very quickly - a fast sprint on the left by Knight and a chip into the net to get Uplyme back in front 4-3. Colyton evened up the goal tally against the run of play. Five minutes later Uplyme got back into the lead thanks to Jones. Colyton, however, were not content to lose and battled on to eventually even the score to 5-5 in injury time.

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Uplyme’s Man of the Match was Callum Taylor. Uplyme play Chard Town on Sunday, October 24, 2.30pm.

l Seaton Stars U11s beat Colyton 8-3 in the Parker Cup, writes Chris Long.

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Colyton were asleep for the first 20 minutes of this Parker Cup match, trailing 4-0, but sprang to life, scoring two before the break through George Carter and Jack Farrant and straight after half time from Kieran McCann. Seaton were awarded a penalty, but James Overton in the Coly goal made a brilliant save diving to his right and putting the ball over the bar. From the resulting corner Seaton scored again to put them out of reach. Coly did concede three more late on but the Coly heads never dropped and kept battling until the end

? Sam Sargent made his first start of the season for Seaton FC U14s and slotted home a cross from Courtney Hancock after just three minutes as they beat Beacon 4-2, writes Jane Barribal.

Beacon levelled when Seaton failed to clear a simple cross and an easy tap in left the goal keeper stranded.

After a spell of scrappy midfield play, Beacon had a corner, which was cleared quickly down the right. Todd Lewendon latched on to a loose ball making a 40 yard dash and, under pressure ,sent in a pin point accurate cross for Fouracre to place his shot past the Beacon keeper. As half time approached the normally rock solid Seaton defence allowed Beacon to make it 2-2 at half time.

Seaton scored again when Fouracre headed home and a deflection saw the ball in the net. In the 20th minute, a long throw by Barribal on the left was collected by George Richards who crossed in the ball and found the back of the net via the unfortunate Beacon defence for 4-2.

With five minutes to go, manager Luke Broderick made changes which resulted in an exciting finale. Off came top scorer Fouracre, Barribal dropped to defence and defender Ashley Driver was sent up front. Driver had a shot rebound off the posts within a minute. Both sides had a chance each to score, but the final whistle sounded and Seaton had secured their fourth consecutive win.

Man of the match for Seaton was Sam Sargent who continuously won the ball in mid field and started most of Seaton’s attacks.

? Lucas Barribal made his first start of the season for Honiton FC U12s memorable by scoring the opening goal with a rasping left foot shot after just three minutes against Phoenix, writes Jane Barribal.

This was the first time that Phoenix had conceded this season and it inspired both teams to play some exciting football. Both sides created some good chances. As half time approached Phoenix equalised from a corner and deep into injury time took the lead with a superb lob over the keeper.

The second half was a real midfield battle,Rhode having slotted home for 2-2. It was an exciting end to end encounter but two late goals from Phoenix sealed the points.

Man of the Match was Lucas Barribal. Liam Early also played well.

Colyton FC U12s drew 2-2 with Seaton, who had the best of early play and were unlucky to go a goal down after 20 minutes.

But the Seasiders showed great character and scored the equaliser through the impressive Lewis Cottam

After the break Seaton’s Ollie Binion and Cottam pulled all the strings, but Seaton’s Marni Youens-Stunell slid in at the far post to put Seaton in front.

This goal fired Colyton into action and they equalised. They dominated proceedings but found Seaton’s keeper Kyle Gould in inspirational form.

Seaton, from: Gould, Paddick, Richardson, Cox, Burr, Lloyd-Davies, Cottam, Binion, Youens-Stunell, Woodland, Caute. Subs: Dack, Hancock, Willerton

Saturday 16th October

? Colyton FC U15s just lost out 4-3 to Brixington Blues U15s, writes Kevin Searle.

Colyton were at home to Brixington on a cold, but dry Saturday morning.

Colyton came out with a lot of determination and some great passing football in the first half and, by half time, went in 2-0 up through goals from David Laramy. Unfortunately, Brixington scored twice early at the beginning of the second half and Colyton had to dig deep to keep on level terms. Brixington went ahead for the first time in the match but Colyton came back and replied with Laramy’s third of the day.

Unfortunately, Colyton could not hold on and Brixington scored again.

Colyton were very unlucky not to come away with any points from the match.

EDYL results:

U10s: Lyme Regis 0, Seaton 3; U12s: Colyton 2, Seaton 2; Sidmouth 12, Axminster 0; Phoenix 4, Honiton 2. U16s: Uplyme 5, Colyton 5

Parker Cup 1st Leg U11s: Colyton 3, Seaton Stars 8; Clubman Cup 1st round U16s Chard 3, Honiton 1;Exmouth 8 v Beacon Knights 9 (pens).

?Colyton FC U11s’ first home game was a Chairman’s Cup match against a strong Feniton side which opened the scoring quickly and built a 9-0 lead at half time.

After half time, Colyton stopped Feniton adding to their tally and pulled a goal back through Zac Robertson. Colyton kept battling to the whistle, restricting Feniton to three goals. Brandon Putt was outstanding at the heart of Coly’s defence.

?Exeter City FC’s Community Trust are pleased to be able to announce that they will be delivering lots of activities across Devon and Somerset over the October half term.

The activities include fun soccer courses for children aged 5-14 years of all abilities.

The courses are based around fun activities through team and individual games, there are lots of competitions and prizes and plenty of small-sided games. The FITC Trust will also be delivering a specialist workshop for goalkeepers and strikers.

l For more information please call 01392 255611 or email To book a course online please go to

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