27/03/2019 U13s Youth vs Ottery Semi Final

LEAGUE CUP SEMI FINAL

WEST EXE YOUTH v OTTERY ST MARY YOUTH u13’S

Wednesday 27th March 2019 K.O. 6:30pm

Report by Geoff Bland

After winning against Ottery at the weekend we now have the challenge of playing them again in the semi final of the cup. The game was played on a mutual ground at Cullompton under flood lights. Even though we won on Saturday we knew this would be another difficult game with both our new signings cup tied but we had Thomas returning in defence and Seb up front so the anticipation was high. The game started well with an early run down the right wing by James who crossed the ball in to Ellen but shot just wide. The game settled down with Ottery gaining more of the possession and forcing our defence deeper. In the tenth minute Ottery had a corner. The ball was whipped into our box which West Exe dealt with an excellent clearance header. The ball landed outside the box for an Ottery player to hit a low, hard shot into the bottom left hand corner of the net. 0-1. A couple of minutes later Levi had a long range shot that went just wide. On twenty two minutes Archie has a great run down the right and puts in a lovely cross forcing an Ottery defender to header the ball away. The remainder of the first half saw Ottery closing down our players quickly and pushing forward with every opportunity whilst West Exe tried hitting them on the break. Mickie and Levi both have a few long range attempts that go wide or over the crossbar. Right on half time Mickie takes a corner and James jumps up high to header but it goes inches wide.

HT 0-1

The game plateaued for a while at the start of the second half until in the tenth minute the Ottery keeper saved a 20 yard shot from Ellen. A couple of minutes later sees some lovely West Exe play. James runs past three Ottery players and passes the ball out to Mickie who shoots a hard shot into the back of the net but the flag went up for offside. Another couple of minutes later and Mickie takes a free kick, whipping the ball into the box. A mad scramble ensues, climaxing with a shot by Seb that gets cleared. In the sixteenth minute Ottery play a through ball but our keeper Thomas manages to tackle the player at the cost of being studded on the foot. James claims the loose ball and in an attempt to clear he pulls a muscle in his leg. After eighteen minutes Ottery hit a long range shot from outside the box. The ball bobbles in front of Thomas, hits his leg and through into the goal. 0-2. James struggles on for a little while longer but his injury forces him to come off. In the twenty sixth minute Ottery shoot forcing Thomas to make a great save, the ball rebounds for Ottery to have another go which Thomas then smothers. The tempo died off in the last few minutes with Ottery looking to hold onto their lead. West Exe tried pushing forward but it just wasn’t their day.

Full Time 0-2

West Exe should be extremely proud in reaching the semi final. They played some outstanding football along the way and if they continue to improve like they have done over the past few years then it’s only a matter of time until we win the cup.

Cup Updates

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4 Westexe teams make it through to the next round of the cup!!

U9s Athletic Home vs Culm Valley

U10s Wolves Away vs West Hill Wasps

U12s Wolves Away vs Cullompton Rangers

U13s Youth Home vs Brixington Blues

Ties to be played 1st Dec

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Cup games next weekend

All our mixed teams have a cup game on Saturday 10th September.

The cup fixtures can be found on the Full-Time website using the following link:

http://full-time.thefa.com/ListPublicFixture.do?selectedRelatedFixtureOption=2&selectedClub=580401755&selectedDateCode=all&selectednavpage1=1&navPageNumber1=1&seasonID=578155374&selectedSeason=578155374

Please note: The Exeter and District Youth League are now using the Full-Time website for all fixtures.

West Exe v Newton Fire under 15 girls cup final

Squad

Kayleigh, Megan G, Megan W, Stella, Faye, Carmen, Olivia, Courtney, Charley (captain), Hannah, Camile

Managers

Paul & Jack

Match report

West Exe started the game looking like they were determined to give their all in the final, winning the ball back straight from Newton’s kick off. Five passes later, and just 60 seconds gone, they were 1-0 up, with Charley calmly sliding the ball past the keeper.

It was soon to be 2-0: Charley scoring again with just 10 minutes gone. It looked like there was no stopping them, but Newton started to put some pressure on stand-in keeper, Kayleigh, with 3 corners in quick succession; however she was up to the task of keeping them at bay.

The game was now end to end; there must be more goals to come! Ten minutes left of the first half, and Newton score; West Exe still look the stronger side playing up the slope.

Can they take advantage in the second half playing down hill?

Half time.

The girls were happy to still have a lead. Would a double substitution at half time change things?

West Exe kick off the second half. Wow! Inside 60 seconds the ball is in the back of the net. Charley’s done it again. 3-1, no one can stop her on this form!

West Exe take control of the game, going 4-1 up. They are working great as a team. Newton fight back with a goal the keeper had no chance to save, smashed into the top corner. 4-2.

West Exe must like centres, scoring again inside 2 minutes, taking it to 5-2.

Hand ball! Newton Fire get a penalty. Is there a fight back on? The score is now 5-3.

West Exe still don’t look nervous and continue to play a good game. Fifteen minutes left, another penalty to Newton. This could be a game changer…

Saved! Kayleigh stays calm to make a great save; the girls are congratulating her. West Exe break and score to make it 6-3.

The crowd are getting behind both teams. Are there any more goals with 10 minutes left?

Yes! West Exe score to bring it up to 7-3. Newton look like they have no answer to them today. Five minutes left and then it’s 8-3. What a goal feast we have had today!

Final whistle blows. It’s a victory for West Exe. 8-3 winners.

– Paul Rourke, Under 15 Girls Manager

Goal scorers

Charley, 7
Courtney, 1

Man of the match

Charley

Under 9 Tigers in cup semi final

The Under 9 Tigers are through to the semi final of the Exeter and District Youth Football League Cup.

On Saturday 27th February they played Sidmouth Raiders at their Newton Poppleford ground.

It was a difficult game which was settled by just one goal, coming half way through the second half.

Both teams came close to scoring on numerous occasions, with the Tigers even seeing one effort bouncing over off the bar; however the West Exe team eventually made their advantage count when Finley, playing as a forward, made a tackle on an attacking defender on the half way line, and quickly found himself one-on-one with the Raiders’ goalie. The remaining minutes saw neither goalie seriously troubled as both teams were cancelled out in midfield.

Playing football to win is one thing, playing football for fun is everything.

Mike Sealey, Under 9s Coach

More information will follow as we discover the details of the semi final.

For now though: go Tigers!

Update, 18th March 2016

Dawlish Lions and Central City are playing the first semi-final game on Saturday 19th March. On the same day the quarter-final game between Brixington Blues and Copplestone Tigers will take place.  The winner of that game will face the Tigers in the second semi-final, which has yet to be arranged.

Update, 19th March 2016

This morning Brixington Blues beat Copplestone Tigers 1-0, which means that the Tigers will play Brixington Blues in the second semi final.

At the same time Central City beat Dawlish Lions 4-3 on penalties, which sees them through to the final.