Seaton Under-9s edged out in two close encounters with Sidmouth sides.

Seaton Under-9s were involved in a pair of entertaining matches with Sidmouth sides in their latest Exeter and District Youth League outings.

Despite going down to 4-2 and 3-2 defeats both games were close encounters.

Seaton competed well, keeping their shape and passing the ball with real purpose.

Aaron Hale with two and Leo Gribble were the Seaton goal scorers.

Coach Alan Hale said: “The goals were great examples of the team play that is signalling real progress in their development and I am sure that if they continue to work on this aspect of their game then the results will come.”

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Leo Gribble was outstanding all morning, breaking up play and providing defensive cover all over the pitch with a work rate that was at times tiring just to watch! Goalkeeping debutant Adam Clinch showed safe hands, great distribution and gelled into the team seamlessly. George Gait is adding an eye for a defence splitting pass to his game and this caused the oppositions defence all kinds of problems.

Coach Hale added: “Max Nevell gave another solid shift in defence – ‘they shall not pass’ is a motto made for this lad.”

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