East Devon youth football round-up

PUBLISHED: 10:00 23 September 2009 | UPDATED: 00:14 16 June 2010

Feniton FC U11s

Feniton FC U11s

UPLYME YOUTH U15s lost 5-2 to Exmouth Town in the EDYL, despite working hard throughout.

UPLYME YOUTH U15s lost 5-2 to Exmouth Town in the EDYL, writes Tim Fox, despite working hard throughout.

Uplyme's keeper, Brett James, was kept on the go from the start and Connor Pemberton worked hard in defence.

After 15 minutes, Uplyme got the ball forward but Exmouth scored after intensive goalmouth action and minutes later, a well- executed corner gave them their second goal, they added another before the break. Defenders Pemberton, George Heath and Matt Pyle worked hard to keep the score at 3-0 at half-time

Despite Uplyme dominating early second half play, Exmouth scored and it wasn't until the 20th minute that Simes scored.

After a goalmouth scrabble from a corner Liam Aldworth ran in and methodically put the ball away. Despite more talented play by Uplyme's Man of the Match Pemberton, it was the continued well-executed corner routines by Exmouth which delivered them the final goal of the match five minutes from the final whistle.

Uplyme's next match away at Honiton at 10.30am on Sunday Sept 27.

Feniton U12s played well to beat Sidmouth Warriors 3-2 in the EDYL Division 2 (sponsored by RedPost Media Solutions), writes Robert Brown.

Feniton shaded the early exchanges but, after 10 minutes, Niall Waterhouse was on the end of a cracking Sidmouth move to rifle home the first goal of the season. Sidmouth came more and more into the game after their opening goal and were only prevented from scoring by some stout defending.

The second half started evenly, but, after just five minutes, a defensive error after a fierce shot from George Peacock gifted a goal to Sidmouth. As the heat began to tell on both teams the game opened up. Feniton were awarded a free kick on the halfway line. Josh Tree played the ball forward, George Southall-Brown flicked it on for Tom Harrison to run clear and fire Feniton back into the game.

Five minutes later Josh Tree jinked his way through to hit the equaliser. The game was end to end, with both teams having chances until Josh Spray chased down a lost cause and won a corner for Feniton. Josh Tree played it short to Tom Gurney who turned two defenders and shot low into the far corner to hit the winner.

Feniton U11s beat Brixington United U11s 3-2, in EDYL action, writes Ian ?Jeacock.

Feniton made a good start to their season in a game where both sides were evenly matched. Goals came from Will Bennett (2) and Matt Venton and new boy Charlie Swift hit the post. Man of the match was Dan Jeacock, for excellent defending.

Lyme Regis U10s' keeper was in fine form as they beat Feniton Falcons 5-1 in the EDYL.

Despite dominating the first 15 minutes, Feniton failed to convert pressure into goals, thanks, largely, to an excellent Lyme keeper.

Lyme then took control of the game, took their chances well and deserved their win. Feniton's only goal came from Tom Jeacock in the second half.

Honiton Town U12s kicked off the new EDYL Div One season with a 5-2 home win over Stoke Hill Cougars.

This is the teams first experience of 11-a-side football on a full-size pitch and, in most respects, they coped well.

After a bright start, the home fell behind to a breakaway goal, but they continued to press forward and Owen McCreadie-Taylor rose from a corner to head home the equaliser. Owen added a second but before half time, Stoke Hill equalised, direct from a free kick.

The home side raised their game after the break and it was no surprise when Todd Beanlands latched on to a through ball to score.

Ben Facey scored his first and Honiton's fourth with a well-struck shot and Benjie Cramer added a fifth. Whilst not among the scorers, Town's Man of the Match went to Ross Broom, for his energy and all round contribution.

Seaton U9s' first match in the EDYL saw a nervous start against Stoke Hill but they drew 2-2.

Poor play let Stoke Hill in to score a soft goal which woke Seaton up and they began to play well.

When they forced a corner, the resulting goalmouth scramble saw Jay Catley on hand to score the equaliser.

The second half was also very even but Seaton took the lead when Taylor Rooke's free kick ended up in the top corner. With time running out, Stoke Hill scored from a free kick which should have been cleared. This was a good performance from both teams and a draw was a fair result.

Three goals in the second half saw Seaton U9s beat Heavitree 3-0.

Both sides had first half chances but Lewis Brown in goal was solid and Seaton were a lot more clinical in front of goal after the break.

Liam Cox made a great run down the line to smash the ball home from a near impossible angle. Alfie Matthews raced clear, only to be fouled in the area, but he placed the ball into the corner from the resulting penalty. The scoring was completed by Taylor Rooke who picked up a miskick from the keeper and he slid it back into the net.

Christian Solway and Taylor Rooke had good games in midfield but, overall, the team played well together.

Team - Lewis Brown, Jay Catley, Oscar White, Liam Cox, Taylor Rooke, Christian Solway, Alfie Matthews.

It was all action as Ottery FC U8s and Seaton U8s met in their first proper East Devon Youth League match, Seaton winning 5-2.

Shots rained off the post but Seaton eventually scored when William Hellier's shot from outside the area went in at the far post. Ottery equalised three minutes later. Seaton got back in front when Kieran Burraston battled his way through a couple of players to score at the far post.

The half ended with Seaton leading 2-1 and playing well.

Seaton increased their lead early in the second half when Finley Rooke hit a first time shot from outside the area past the diving keeper. Seaton's fourth came from Jamie Davey when he slid the ball in at the near post after a good cross from Kieran.

Ottery's second came from the penalty spot. Finley Rooke scored a second to finish off the scoring with a good strike which went into the top corner.

This was a very good performance from all the players and they can all be very proud of how they played.

Team: Trafford Wilcox, Edward Kenworthy, Jamie McCabbe, Liam Hughes, Finley Rooke, William Hellier, Kieran Burraston, Millie Dack, Alfie Tucker-Vincent, Jamie Davey

Early on Feniton Flames U10s proved lively for Honiton but with the help of new keeper and Man of the Match Sam Philips, Honiton held on to win 4-3.

Feniton raced into a two goal lead thanks to a stunning George Kimber double and, right on half-time, a great strike from Ashley Mitchell pulled one back.

Honiton started the second half strongly and goals from Ryan Flack, Charley Horn and Cameron Long turned the game around.

Feniton finished the stronger, Kimber pushing forward to complete his hat-trick. There was resilient defending from George Wills, Kyle Newham and Tom Young as the game could have gone either way but Honiton hung on for the win.

Feniton's Man of the Match, Albert Southall-Brown, Henry Mutter, who led the Flames valiantly for the first time this season, plus Jack Ellison, Kyle Hartnell, Will Daly, Charlie Olive, Jake Burgess and Andrew Mortimer all gave an enthusiastic and supportive crowd a great morning's football.

Feniton Falcons U10s got the season off to a flying start with a fine 5-3 win over Seaton U10s B.

Harry McMurtry, Daniel Blatchford and Oscar Walsh made good debuts, McMurtry hitting the post in the first half, Blatchford working tirelessly in midfield and Walsh popping up all over the pitch and scoring a great goal in the second half.

Feniton's Ben Cathcart opened the scoring with a fine strike after 10 minutes but Seaton soon equalised and it was all square at the break.

Feniton's Adam Tomkins put them in the lead and Oscar Walsh shot from a corner before Seaton pulled one back. As Seaton tired, birthday boy and Man of the Match Tomkins scored two more for his hat-trick.

Honiton U9s kicked off their season at home against Heavitree 1-6 and Stoke Hill 0-7.

Captained by Owen Fisher, good contributions were made by all with three debutants making impressive starts - Dylan Nicholas, Lewis Blackwell and Wesley Hawkes. Danny Ruel, Luke Barber and Luke Ward battled hard against strong opposition and were supported in midfield by Owen Barribal, Jake Matthews and Rowan Westall.

Joel Trim saved a penalty and Ben Moulton claimed the team's only goal. All participants played in a sporting manner.

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