Seaton Under-10s impress at windy Exmouth

PUBLISHED: 11:37 06 December 2015 | UPDATED: 11:37 06 December 2015




Seaton Under-10s gave a terrific account of themselves when they travelled to Exmouth to play the Tornado’s and Hurricanes, names that summed up perfectly the weather conditions.

Despite the gale force winds the standard of football was fantastic. First up, Seaton beat the Tornado’s 2-1. With the wind behind them, Seaton began strongly and created several good chances before Leo Gribble opened the scoring, following good work by Henry Matthews. A flowing move from back to front nearly ended in second, but George Gait’s shot flew agonisingly wide. The second half was backs to wall stuff and Seaton had to dig in and show their mettle, but a swift counter-attack saw Thomas Browne put through on goal and he calmly slotted home. At 2-0 Seaton had something to hold onto and, despite conceding, they weathered the storm to claim a richly deserved win.

Next up, the Hurricanes gave Seaton their toughest test of the season, playing some superb football that saw Seaton quickly slip 2-0 down. However, they rallied with a goal from George Gait and stood toe-to-toe with their hosts in what proved to be a great contest. Seaton were always on the back foot, despite continuing to create chances on the break, and eventually lost 3-1, but this was a score line, against a top class side, that reflected the improvement these boys are making.

The Seaton Player of the Morning award went to Daniel Baltruschat for his outstanding defensive display, one that saw him not miss a single tackle. What’s more he always cleared his lines and read the game superbly throughout.

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