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Colyton were home to Exmouth in their first game in 2010 showing off their new away kit presented by Paul Cann on behalf of sponsors Martin and Mandy Ayers from Martin Ayers Builders of Yarcombe .
Colyton U14s 5, Exmouth Amateurs U14s 1
Colyton were home to Exmouth in their first game in 2010 showing off their new away kit presented by Paul Cann on behalf of Martin and Mandy Ayers from Martin Ayers Builders of Yarcombe who kindly sponsored it, writes Kevin Searle.
It was touch and go as to whether this fixture would be played due to the frozen conditions. However, after several pitch inspections and some welcomed sun to start the thawing, the game went ahead. Both sides were evenly matched during the first half with Colyton having more of the chances but not able to score. Colyton, however, came out more focused in the second half which resulted in the goals they had been waiting for. Goal scorers for Colyton were: Ryan Dunn 1, Seth Wakely 1, Charlie Stephenson 1, David Laramy 1 (penalty) and an own goal.
Feniton Flames U10s 7,
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Exmouth Juniors 4
Although greeted with a sharp frost and a superficially frozen pitch, once the club and referee had given the go ahead, the game commenced with much enthusiasm.
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Flames captain, Will Daly, kicked off and via Albert Southall-Brown and Kyle Hartnell set up Henry Mutter to score early. Southall-Brown followed up with a fine goal of his own. The visitors scored after determined counter attack, sending Feniton's defence into disarray. Four minutes later, Southall-Brown scored again. Once again, the visitors replied with a cracking shot, which had Feniton keeper, Jake Burgess, at full stretch. But Mutter clattered in a classic left-footed drive, and Kyle Hartnell did the same from the right wing. Exmouth Juniors scored again.
The second half was equally exciting, with Mutter and Southall-Brown getting their hat-tricks and Exmouth a further two goals, despite Man-of-the-Match Jack Ellison's stunning efforts.
Both teams gathered together at the end of the game to hear the referee, Steve Ellison, give his match synopsis in a refreshing display of mutual respect and sportsmanship. In addition to those mentioned, the Flames squad also included Hayden Dyer, Andrew Mortimer, Charlie Olive and George Norris, all of whom contributed equally in the match.
Uplyme Youth U15s 8,
Exmouth Amateurs 3 EDYL
Exmouth kicked off up the slope but immediately lost the ball and came under attack from the Uplyme forwards. After six minutes a long pass forward from Simes on the half-way line to Sam Jones enabled him to score. The Uplyme offensive continued but the Exmouth defenders prevented goals. At the Uplyme end Exmouth's forwards were stymied by sound defending - particularly by George Heath and Jamie Wellman.
Back in the Exmouth half George's twin brother Jack was active getting shots in and was rewarded with a goal after 20 minutes. For the next 10 minutes Uplyme kept up their assault on the Exmouth net that resulted in two more goals - one each from Jones and Simes.
Exmouth had more of the game in the second half getting in several shots in the early minutes. However it was Uplyme's Knight who raced up the left and drilled the ball home. Uplyme's keeper James Dunford was made to work hard and, in the end, he was beaten three times in the middle 10 minutes of the second half. The game remained even until the last five minutes when Uplyme's midfield, notably Will Ridout, kept feeding the ball forward, culminating in a further three goals - by Jack Heath, Pile and Jones (his hat-trick).
Uplyme's Man of the Match was Sam Jones.
Exeter City's Football in the Community Trust are delivering nine soccer schools across Devon this February half term (Feb 15-19). The Soccer Schools are open to boys and girls aged 5-14 years old, all abilities are welcome and each participant will take home an ECFC gift and goody bag. Venues this February include Isca College in Exeter, Feniton Football Club, St Johns School in Sidmouth, Exmouth Community College, Park School in Barnstaple, Lords Meadow in Crediton, Elmore Football Club in Tiverton, Simmons Park in Okehampton and a Goalkeepers' and Strikers' day at King George V Playing Fields in Exeter.
To book a place or if you have any questions please email email@example.com or call 01392 255611.