Seaton Under-9s show real spirit in tough game against Exeter opposition

PUBLISHED: 21:16 10 December 2014 | UPDATED: 21:16 10 December 2014

Seaton Under-9s showed terrific determination and spirit in a couple of difficult Exeter and District League matches.

First up they made Stoke Hill Apaches and a close contest ended 3-2 to the Exeter side.

Henry Matthews and Aaron Hale scored the goals, with the latter also hitting the crossbar following a sweeping move. Corbin Reel and Daniel Byrne caught the eye in defence and Lewis Gorman made some great saves as Seaton chased an equaliser.

Next up the Seaton youngsters took on a Stoke Hill Saracens side that is certainly the best team they have faced this season.

Three down inside the opening minutes, they refused to lie down, showed real character and went toe to toe with the hosts. Aaron Hale added some steel and speed to the defence whilst Leo Gribble drove Seaton forward and they battled back into the game. Max Nevell hit the post before he scored to get Seaton back into the game just before the break. In the second half Seaton hit the woodwork again and missed a penalty whilst at the other end a slick home side added two more to seal a 5-1 win.

Seaton coach Alan Hale said: “The spirit they showed was exceptional. Their heads never dropped against a very good team that were strong all over the pitch. At 3-0 down I feared a real hiding, but what determination they showed. I felt so proud of the boys”.

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