Exmouth Town U-18s net another five

Exmouth Town Under-18s followed up a midweek 5-1 success against Whipton with a 5-0 win over Feniton in a high quality friendly fixture with the Acland Park outfit.

Town began the contest on the front foot’ and, just 10 minutes in, a superb cross from the left played in by Tom Garland was rifled home on the volley by winger Billy Worthington from the edge of the area.

It was the lively Garland who then scored the second Town goal, latching onto a Joel Foster pass to tap the ball home on 32 minutes.

With a large talented squad at their disposal, Town showed their strength in depth in the second half during which time they continued to play on the front foot.

Early in the half, Paddy Mcguinness crossed from the right for George Phillips – who had scored a hat-trick in the midweek win – to put Town 3-0 up.

Feniton played their part in an entertaining contest and it needed some fine disciplined defending, particularly from centre backs Brad Worthington and Joel Knott to keep them at arms length.

Furthermore, the two central defenders also looked to get their side playing out from the back at every opportunity.

New Town glovesman, Archie Clements, dominated his penalty area throughout and made several fine saves when called into action.

The central midfield quartet of Charlie Skinner, Alfie Gillard and Olly Willis began to run the show for the young Town side in the centre of the park in the second half.

Willis rose to head the ball into the back of the net from a Jack Draper corner on 87 minutes before Joel Foster latched onto an Alfie Jones flick to wrap up proceedings.

Credit should also be given to the fine spirit showed by both sets of players throughout this game from two clubs looking to develop young footballers looking to progress into the adult game.

Next up for the Town Under-18s in a visit to Twyford for a friendly fixture this coming Sunday (May 9).

Stephen Birley

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