Ferris stars for Broadclyst Under-8s

PUBLISHED: 10:52 23 November 2015 | UPDATED: 10:52 23 November 2015

Football flag. Ref exsp 7256-33-15SH. Picture: Simon Horn

Football flag. Ref exsp 7256-33-15SH. Picture: Simon Horn


Broadclyst Under-8s travelled to Topsham for their latest matches in the Exeter and District Youth League.

Broadclyst are paired with Bradninch this season and both clubs fielded one side while Topsham put out two teams.

In their first game Broadclyst were slow to start against Topsham and fell behind after just 30 seconds to a Stanley Clarke goal.

While the early goal proved to be the only one of the match the contest certainly produced countless near things!

Zach Stephens in the Topsham Tigers goal had plenty to do and rose to the challenge making a host of brilliant saves to keep Broadclyst out; including an incredible penalty save.

Despite the efforts of a very good Woody Mather in defence, and a valiant Charlie Chubbs in goal, Bradninch succumbed to a 6-0 loss in their first game against Topsham B. Jack Trevelyan was the stand-out Bradninch player.

The Topsham goals came from a very well taken Theo Spackman hat-trick, a brace from Kaiden Bond and one from Charlie Moore.

The second round of matches saw Bradninch defeat Topsham B 7-0 thanks to a Thomas Plant hat-trick and single goals from Ewan Phillips and Nat Bishop with Jack Trevelyan rounding off a very successful morning with a brace.

The other game produced a most unusual, scoreline in Under-8 football – 0-0!

The Topsham goalkeeper Stephens was again in exceptional form. The Tops also had several chances to score, but Broadclyst makeshift goalkeeper, Jake Ferris, was in fine form denying several good attempts.

Theo Howard and Ethan Board were stand-out players in the Broadclyst midfield due to their tireless efforts all morning.

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