West Exe take over Colyton

Colyton is proving the tournament to enter for West Exe Youth as this year saw the U9s and U10s triumph, taking the trophy home.

This years youngest West Exe team and tournament newbies U7’s , although no winners trophy was available, still managed to remain unbeaten all day, only coming unstuck when they faced each other!

West Exe U10s celebrating victory, pipping 15 other teams to the trophy. Played out of their skin all day only conceding 1 goal in total. Worrying time in the group stages when 2 players fell unwell, with no subs to fall back on, they threw back on the blue shirt and powered to victory. 

West Exe U9s returning to the tournament as champions go unbeaten against 6 other teams, managing to win this tournament for a 2nd successive year winning 2-0 in the final.The U7s looking smart and gaining their first taste of tournament fun. Going unbeaten is no mean feat, the future is looking bright for Steve and his team.

To have 2 teams winning back to back tournament here and now the U7s looking strong too, we may not be allowed back in Colyton……..

03/04/2019 U10s vs N Tawton Cup Semi Final

Exeter and District Cup Semi Final

Westexe U10s vs North Tawton City

 

Under floodlights at the great facility provided by Axminster Town late on Wednesday evening, our Under 10s prepared to face North Tawton.

The nerves of the occasion were clear to see but we worked hard at relaxing the squad in the hope their performances would match those of late.

The game kicked off late (8:20pm) and the contest was good. North Tawton better at keeping the ball but faced with a solid defence had their own problems dealing with the Westexe break, much akin to the Salah, Firmino and Mane trio now in the form of Charlie, Jayden and Lucas.

HT 0-0

The 2nd half saw North Tawton turn the screw and net their first after 5 minutes. The pain in the Westexe players faces was instantly clear to see and unfortunately that saw the beginning of the end of the Wolves fantastic cup run.

Nothing should be taken away from our boys in blue and neither should anything be taken from North Tawton, booking their deserved place in the Final as the better team on the day.

The day was topped with some lovely words from North Tawton Coach Steve who picked the boys up after a crushing defeat.

Great support from the sidelines and a fantastic experience for all involved.

 

Final score 0-5

Under 10’s Wolves – Cup Semi-Final

West Exe Wolves Under 10s –

Cup Semi Final

Our under 10’s have also made it through to the cup semi-finals and will be facing North Tawton City U10’s.

The tie will be played at Axminster Town FC, Tiger Way, Chard Road Axminster Devon. EX13 5HN on Wednesday 3rd April at the revised time of 19:30ko.

Having faced North Tawton United in the quarter final the Wolves are only to aware of the talent their opponents possess, and is sure to be a great spectacle of foundation level football.

Hope to see you all there in support!

09/03/2019 U10’s vs Lympstone & Ottery

Under 10s vs Ottery St Mary and Lympstone 

Saturday 9th March 2019

Match Report by Simon Piper

A blustery but dry day saw Barton fields looking a little worse for wear, long grass patches mixed with the effects of the recent weather made for some difficult playing conditions.

With 2 of the squad unavailable and another 2 playing after suffering midweek sickness bugs; the services of 2 under 9s players were called upon, Harry and Olly.

Wolves lined up against a Lympstone side who quickly made us aware we were in a game. 2-0 down in 5 minutes, only to be added to before half time by a nightmare moment resulting in an own goal back-pass.

HT 0-3

Half time saw the players moving off the ball better and creating opportunities a plenty with Lympstone now unable to get out of their own half.

An amazing turn around in performance and a credit to the boys tenacity.

Ollie S with the stand out 2nd half performance.

In the next game Wolves faced Ottery St Mary.

This time it was Wolves’ turn to strike early, Ollie S starting this game as he ended the previous, stealing the ball away from the advancing keeper and slotting home.

Some fantastic play from the boys, linking up well through the thirds but only able to go into the half 2-1 up

Lewis P came out strong, seemingly in two places at the same time; also managing to grab a rare hat-trick with a neatly executed 1v1. 

6-2 the final score line. 

Rangers on the other hand were having a different start to the day. Starting off against Ottery and winning 3-0 Jayden continuing his trend of scoring in pretty much every game, Finley also on hand to keep the clean sheet with a goal line clearance. 

Rangers then found themselves in a difficult situation against the wind and 3-1 down in the 2nd game VS Lympstone. After the change of ends they fought back well as a team to make it 3-3 at full time, excellent performances from newest signing Harry B in defence and some fine saves from Josh G. 

A good morning of football despite the wind.

Solid performances from the stand-in U9s. 

26/01/2019 U10s vs Brixington Blues

Saturday 26th January 2019

09:00am

Archery Club EX85EE

Coaches Report

An early start saw us arrive at the ground to welcomed by the Brixington Chairman. The groundsman was out, rolling the pitch and repainting the lines of the 5 pitches that were to be used that day, a real nice facility and a lovely surface for the West Exe players to eye up a potential semi-final opponent.

The warm up went well with all in good spirits. The focus of the day was to tackle risks head on, not to take the easy option and most importantly not get affected if what ever you try doesn’t work out first time.

We also had a conversation over player positional rotation which we had noticed had reduced somewhat over recent weeks, including the options for the keepers to come out of goal for 1 of their 2 scheduled games.

The morning was a perfect advert for youth football, with both sets of supporters stood amongst each other applauding both teams efforts!

Brixington played very well and had a number of strong players who were good on the ball and protected it very well in tight situations. We overcame this by playing quicker and moving the ball through the thirds with pace and control resulting in some fantastic link up play which lacked a crucial finish; something which Brixington did not struggle with at all. A number of long range finishes catching our keepers off guard with the pace and precision of the strike.

Overall, the points to take away from the day were:

-to take our opportunities to shoot more often

-to ensure we conduct ourselves better when falling behind on the scoreboard

-to continue to play in unfamiliar positions to challenge ourselves.

 

A fantastic day playing a similarly fantastic Brixington team who are a credit to their coaches Darren and Gavin.