Ollie French scores five times on good morning for impressive Exmouth United U9s

PUBLISHED: 10:23 12 October 2018 | UPDATED: 10:23 12 October 2018

Footie. Ref miscsp 43-17TI 2258. Picture: Terry Ife

Footie. Ref miscsp 43-17TI 2258. Picture: Terry Ife

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Exmouth United Under-9s continued their superb unbeaten start to the new season with two wins in matches against teams from Tiverton-based Moors, writes Damian Prouse.

The first of the two matches was something of a one-sided affair with the impressive Ollie French scoring a hat-trick – one of them a terrific volley – and the other United goals were scored by Harry Dellar and Sam Baker as the team chalked up a terrific 5-0 success.

The second game was much more even. Indeed, United fell behind to a first-half strike that the Mid Devon side were able to hang on to and take into the half-time break.

Whatever was said in the interval clearly got home as United looked more determined from the restart and, after a neat sequence of passing, the ball was worked out to Man of the Match Johnnie Bowley, who put in a superb cross that eluded everybody in a crowded area! There were a number of other ‘near things’ before the ball fell to Ollie French in central midfield and he worked his way round three challenges before drilling the ball home. Once level, the United confidence went up another notch and, with two minutes remaining French scored again to give United the lead. There was still time for Moors to launch another raid, but they were denied a late equaliser by a superb save by United glovesman Rory Brown.

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