CREDITON V WEST EXE YOUTH u13’S
5th January 2019 KO 10.30am
Match Report by Geoff Bland
After a three week break for Christmas the team were eager for a match. In the past the games against Crediton have always been close so we knew that a good performance would be required. West Exe started the game well, with a couple of shots from James, one hitting the cross bar and another straight at the keeper. On six minutes West Exe made some positive passes in mid-field, followed by a one-two between Tee and Magic. Tee hit a sweet long range shot from outside the box to score a cracker. 0-1. Crediton replied immediately with a run down the right wing. West Exe goal keeper Thomas lost control of the ball as it rolled over the line. 1-1. West Exe pressed again and on 11 minutes Levi crossed from the right wing for Dylan to slot it home. 1-2. The remainder of the half was fairly even with both sides missing opportunities. Crediton came close a few minutes before half time when goalie Thomas charged down a shot but was deemed to handle the ball outside the box. Crediton’s subsequent free kick rattles the cross bar for Thomas to pounce on the rebounding ball.
Straight from the kick off James shoots but straight at the keeper. Crediton’s goal kick allows their striker a shot at goal which resulted in Thomas making a great save. 12 minutes in and Crediton make a long through pass to the forward, who lobs it over the exposed West Exe keeper and into the back of the net. 2-2. For the next ten minutes, Crediton have the better of the play and are pushing up the pitch, a number of shots going wide or being saved. West Exe hit them on the break in the 23rd minute. A cross comes in from the right wing for James to side foot into the net but is disallowed for off-side. James soon makes amends a couple of minutes later with a fine long range shot. 2-3. Crediton push again and we couldn’t quite hang on, conceding in the thirty first minute. 3-3. Crediton had a final shot just before the final whistle for Thomas to pull off an important save.
Full Time 3-3
A difficult match which West Exe were unlucky not to win due to an offside decision.