04/05/2019 Moors Youth vs U13s Youth

DIVISION ONE

MOORS YOUTH V WEST EXE YOUTH U13’s

Saturday 4th May 2019 K.O. 10.30am

The pitch at Tiverton High School was in good condition and the sun popped out now and then so all was set for a good morning of football. With West Exe and Moors currently 5th and 6th in the table there was all to fight for with only a few matches remaining.

Moors started briskly, with an early run down the right. Their striker’s subsequent shot required Thomas to parry for a corner. A couple of minutes later and West Exe have settled into the match and starting to push forward. Mickie passes the ball through the middle of the Moors defence to Gracjan, who takes a shot but it goes over the cross bar. Sixty seconds later we have made good ground down the left wing. The ball is cut back to Levi who is on the edge of the penalty area and he calmly side foots in for the opening goal of the match. 0-1. A couple of minutes later West Exe lose the ball in mid-field. Moors run towards goal where Thomas runs out to try and force the attacker out wide but the striker shoots and scores. 1-1. From the restart West Exe have another chance. A whipped in cross by Gracjan fizzes across the goal where Dylan couldn’t quite reach to get his head to the ball. The following quarter of an hour goes by without much incident, then following a one-two between Gracjan and Thomas, Gracjan hits the ball right on the sweet spot only for the shot to go inches wide. On twenty five minutes James goes on a run. He runs past a number of Moors players before taking his shot but sends it straight at the keeper. Moors finish the half stronger, with a cross and shot that is cleared off the line by Andreas.

HT 1-1

West Exe begin the second half looking like they want to take all three points from this game. Seb makes good headway down the right wing, crosses it into the box where a scramble ensues and the ball ends up being kicked out for a corner. After six minutes Seb receives a through ball and is one on one with the keeper. He instinctively side foots his shot but it goes wide. West Exe are awarded a free kick in the fourteenth minute out on the left hand side. James goes for the far corner but the ball goes millimeters wide. The twentieth minute has Moors on the break. The ball is played across the penalty box and the shot is not scored due to a great save by Thomas. West Exe try soon after with a long range shot from Levi that goes just over the cross bar. The final chance of the match again comes from Moors on the break. Thomas comes charging out from goal and puts the striker off just enough for the shot to go wide.

FULL TIME 1-1

This game saw two equally matched sides, cancelling each other out for long periods of the game. Both teams had missed opportunities and a draw seems a fair result. With only two matches remaining against two top teams, if we put in our best effort, determination and commitment we will finish the season on a high. You can do it West Exe. Lets have it.

Thanks Simon

Geoff.

Simon Piper

Father of 3, Harry and Lewis who play in the U9s and 10s respectively for Westexe, and James who is already on the team sheet for the Westexe U7s of the 2023/2024 season! Lifelong lover of football who joined Westexe in 2015 when bringing Lewis to his first training session with Simon Partridge (Head Coach). 4 years later he finds himself a coach of Westexe under 10s and administrator of the club web pages and social media.