Seaton Town Under-16s net title success

PUBLISHED: 16:45 27 April 2015 | UPDATED: 16:45 27 April 2015

Seaton Town Under-16s after they had won the Exeter and District Youth League Division Two title

Seaton Town Under-16s after they had won the Exeter and District Youth League Division Two title

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Seaton Town won their final game of the league season 7-0 at home to Witheridge and that was sufficient to see them land the Exeter and District Youth League Under-16 Division Two title.

With rivals Broadclyst having completed their programme, the Town youngsters went into their final match knowing only a win would secure them the top honour.

They got off to a perfect start with Lewis Cottam firing them into an early lead. It was soon 2-0 when Joe Urquhart finished off a good passing move and a terrific strike from Max Richardson made it three.

The Mid Devon side looked to fight back, but they got little change out of the home midfield duo, Jacob Rowe, who covered every blade of grass whilst behind them, skipper Ollie Binnion and fellow defenders Jamie Tait, Pete Smith and Brandon Curl were equal to the best the Witheridge strike force could muster.

When Kyle Gould was brought down in the area Binnion tucked away the resultant penalty to send his side in at the break with a nap hand lead.

After the break Mattie Vincent, Cam Gould and Jack Bennett joined the action from the bench and skipper Binnion bagged his second of the game before the industrious Tony Pinder rounded off the scoring.

Seaton coach Andrew Franklin said: “Winning the title is no more than the boys deserve. Throughout the season they have consistently played well as a team and have scored over 100 goals. This is the end of their time as youth footballers, but they can head into the adult game very pleased with their efforts in their final season together.

This win gives the boys the league title and they have worked so hard this season.”

The game also marked the end of ten years of loyal service to the cause by coach Franklin who is now taking a most6 welcome, and richly deserved break from the game. He departs saying: “I’d like to thank all the players and supporters who have been so good to me and my teams over the years.”

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