Joined: 29 Sep 2005
Location: Church St, Uplyme
|Posted: 17/01/11, 09:34 Post subject: Match Report - 16th January 2011
|Under 16 East Devon League
Exmouth Town 4 – 3 Uplyme Youth
A Rumble in the Jungle
Uplyme kicked off and for the opening twenty minutes took the play into Exmouth territory with their captain Sam Jones leading from the front ably assisted by Johnny Turner, Matt Pile and Brett James. Many infringements by Exmouth increased Uplyme’s chances but all shots on the Exmouth goal went high or wide. When in a more positive mood Exmouth made some rapid runs forward but their shots also went astray. However just before the half hour mark Exmouth broke through the Uplyme defence and scored twice in quick succession. Uplyme immediately responded with their first half two goals from Harry Thresher and Johnny Turner. The half time score was 2 – 2.
The start of the second half saw much of the play in the Uplyme half and defenders George Heath and Jamie Wellman worked hard with keeper James Dunford to thwart the Exmouth attack. Further bad-tempered violations by Exmouth gave Uplyme chances from several free kicks and in the fifteenth minute a penalty, slotted in by Sam Jones, put Uplyme one up. Ten minutes later though tough play in the Uplyme half gave Exmouth their penalty equaliser. Play was fairly even until in the final minutes Exmouth stormed up the left, crossed to the box, and put in their winning goal.
Uplyme’s Man of the Match was judged be Matt Pile. Uplyme’s next match is a league match on Sunday 30th January away to Beacon Knights – a 10.30 am kick-off.