Glen Gould for trials with Plymouth

PUBLISHED: 16:05 16 January 2008 | UPDATED: 21:27 15 June 2010

Devon and Exeter Football round-up: Seaton Town are thrilled with the latest news on two of their former youth players.

Devon and Exeter Football round-up: Seaton Town are thrilled with the latest news on two of their former youth players.

Alex Faux scored for Taunton Town on Saturday in the side's thumping 7-1 win over Newport Isle of Wight, and this made for a double success for the former Seaton youth player, who was also awarded the December Player of the Month award by the Peacocks!

Coupled with that comes news that Glen Gould, who has been playing this season at Ladysmead for Tiverton Town, has been invited to Plymouth Argyle for a series of trials.

Town boss Mark Rooke says everybody at Colyford Road is thrilled: " It's great news for us all. Both the lads were in the original under-10 youth team set- up when we got it going at the club, and they played right through their youth football years with us prior to stepping up into men's football and so to find them both doing so well now is tremendous news for everybody connected with Seaton Town Football Club."

Town returned to winning ways on Saturday with a 2-0 win over visiting Elmore Reserves but as manager Mark Rooke alluded too, how they took so long to open the scoring and indeed how it only finished 2-0 remains a mystery to all who were present at the contest.

"The referee said to us at the break he could not believe that we were not three or four goals to the good. We kept on knocking at the door and eventually we got the goal our general play demanded we get."

On what proved to be a perfect Colyford Road playing surface, it was actually two goals in the final 10 minutes that saw Town secure three valuable points and, more importantly, returned the side to winning ways after a couple of narrow defeats.

Ben Ede broke the deadlock in the 80th minute and then, four minutes after coming off the bench, 16-year-old Josh French netted.

Rooke said: "Young Josh (French) has been with the first team most of the season, generally as the third sub, and so for him to come off the bench and net today was very special. I am very pleased for him; he deserved it."

On Saturday, Town travel to Plymouth to play Horrabridge for a place in the last four of the Devon Senior Cup.

Midfielder Ollie Highett will miss the game; he's returned to his university studies but Jimmy Matthews is set to play through the pain barrier for the cause.

Matthews is sporting a broken toe but he will travel with the Town side and play from the bench if required.

"He's that sort of player; he won't ever let anybody down - just the sort of person you want in the front line with you," said Town Boss Rooke.

Dunkerswell's pitch was in superb condition for the meeting with third placed Woodbury, only the Dunks' sixth win of the campaign and probably now the best to date.

Dan Snell put his side a goal to the good and, after the promotion- seeking visitors had levelled, Dean Crabb completed the scoring before half time.

Centre back Matt Woolacott was the hosts' star man.

Beer Albion defeated Clyst Valley 3-2 and Beer Albion Reserves went down by the odd goal in five at Uplowman Athletic, leaving manager John Moughton to say: "With four goals inside the first 25 minutes, I figured it could end seven all given the chances that were being created on a pudding of a pitch."

Callum Gribble successfully scored from the spot to level things up at 1-1 and, after the hosts had again taken the lead, Phil Arbourne scored a second equaliser.

But that's where the goal scoring ended until late in the game when a mistake by the Beer keeper presented the home side with what proved to be the winner.

"We certainly deserved to take something from the game," lamented a disappointed Moughton.

Feniton 3rds shared the points in a 1-1 Station Road draw with high flying Langdon.

Player manager Bruce Knight scored a cracker to put his side one up.

Receiving from Mike Reeves, Knight took a touch before blasting a 35-yard drive which hit the back of the net before the visiting keeper had come back to earth.

Defensive pairing Graham Killick and Francis Perryman were the Blues' star men on the day, both showing a willingness to get forward at every opportunity.

By Stephen Birley

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