Colyton Under-12s hit top spot with West Exe win

PUBLISHED: 17:16 04 February 2015 | UPDATED: 17:16 04 February 2015

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Colyton Under-12s were 3-0 winners when they visited table-topping rivals West Exe.

It took Colyton a while to come to grips with what were heavy conditions under foot and the game being played in an icy wind!

Another issue for the team to combat was the fact that the hosts were larger and more physical, but a changed formation worked wonders for Colyton and, once they settled into the game they looked solid at the back, able to soak up all the early home pressure.

The opening goal came from a slick counter-attack that ended with Giles Basson scoring with what proved to be the only goal of the first half.

After the break another slick passing move ended with Freddie Andrews applying

a deft finish to double the Colyton lead.

The home side rallied, but got little change out of a visiting defence superbly marshalled by Cameron Board. It was Board who produced a superb last-ditch tackle to deny West Exe a way back into the contest.

The third goal that sealed the victory was a superb individual effort from the impressive Jacob Hale.

The win sees Colyton dislodge West Exe from top spot, a position they now proudly hold!

Colyton boss Craig Board said: “I’m delighted with the performance, we had a game plan before hand and the boys stuck to it. What was most pleasing was that they worked hard for each other and deserved their victory”.

Next up for Colyton is a home meeting with second in the table Exeter Central.

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