Good Evans –Exmouth United Under-12s win well at Copplestone
PUBLISHED: 11:02 16 April 2017 | UPDATED: 11:02 16 April 2017
Exmouth United Under-12s tightened their grip on the top honour in the Exeter and District Youth League Division Two with a 3-0 success at Copplestone Colts.
United were made to pay for an unusually sluggish start and, looked set to fall behind when the home side won a penalty after the ball had been handled on the United goal line.
However, much to the relief of the visiting team and their supporters, the spot kick was blasted wide with United glovesman Lewis Alford not having to make a save!
The ‘miss’ seemed to spark United into action and they began to take control and create some good opportunities, particularly thanks to some great link-up work on the right flank from Jack Greaves and Bryn Stephens.
The match remained evenly poised and the next significant action involved a fantastic flying save from keeper Alford to frustrate the home side.
Central defensive duo Dylan Mogford and Harry Kifli-Reynolds remained composed at the back and worked the ball well into midfield.
half-time arrived with the game still lacking a goal, and the deadlock was almost broken when, after a terrific inter-change of passes between Lewis Evans and Cayleb Field, Evans saw his shot cannon back off the upright.
Shortly after United got the goal their approach play deserved when midfielder Finn Glanfield set up Evans who slotted the ball past the keeper from the right side of the area.
United upped the pressure and their next joy came when left-winger Kuba Strzalkowski cut inside past two defenders before teeing up Jay Leballeur who dispatched a fine strike into the net.
Full-back Harry Bassett made some great runs to support the attack - linking up well with Stephens.
The final goal came when Seb Harrison broke forward from central midfield and ran at a defender before releasing the perfect through-ball for attacker Cayleb Field.
The striker hit a superb effort to make the net bulge and seal the three points.