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U16's v Coaches Match Report & Weekly Update

Crediton Youth U16’s were really pleased with their performance against Alphington. A rare goal from captain Matt Hartshorne nearly gave them their first ever victory over the Exeter side. But a late equaliser saw them have to settle for a point.

The U15’s returned from Exmouth with all three points after their 4-0 victory. Ben Harvey, Callum Lethbridge, Ryan Sandland and Lucas Vile on his debut grabbing their goals.

Despite a very good performance the U14’s went down at home to Culm Sampford 5-2. At two each a wicked deflected goal for Culm was the turning point in the game. Ben Betts and Jack Brimilcombe on the score sheet for the home side.

The U13’s faired no better away at Culm Sampford losing 4-2. Their goals coming from Oliver Baker and Zach Mildon.

It was another fine morning for the U12’s who saw off Pinhoe 7-1 at Lords Meadow.

The U11’s again had another convincing win at home this time to Cranbrook Centurions. Amongst their goal scorers were Jac Caruana, Jimmy Orchard, Lexi Mullen, Oliver Stone, Will Hopkins and Will Matten.

Also at home were the U9’s who entertained Dawlish Youth. Three wins and one defeat for them. Plenty of goals for them with Finn Moore, Fode Sylla, Harry Broome, Henry Windsor, Luke Beetlesone, Olly Dallyn, Sophie Trenaman, Will Manns and Will Mullen all on target.

The U8’s returned from Twyford Spartans with two wins and two draws.

Coaches v Last Seasons U16’s match.

Friday evening saw the long awaited Coaches v Last Seasons U16’s match.

Unfortunately, the two year Covid break from this annual fixture proved just too much for the coaches. The U16’s ran out 6-0 winners in front of a large crowd. Goals coming from man of the match Kofi Firth with a hatrick, Sam Price with two and Freddie Blackburn. The coaches can rue missed chances, but the general lack of match fitness was their downfall. An early injury to Chairman Adrian Harvey disrupted the Coaches defensive shape, which allowed the youngsters to capitalise from then on.

After the game long service awards were presented to the U16’s coach Martin Heywood who had run the side since Under Eights.

Martin Heywood receiving his long service award from his son Lewis captain of last seasons Crediton Youth FC U16’s.

Freddie Blackburn, John Pugh, Lee Waldron, Lewis Heywood, Reuben Ludgate and Scott Richardson received tankards to mark their long service to the club as well.

Also receiving a special award on the evening from the club was Sean Hartrey. Sean actually started his coaching journey with this age group before moving across to concentrate on coaching in the girls section. At the end of last season, Sean stepped from Crediton Youth to start up the new Crediton Ladies side.

Club Chairman Adrian Harvey presenting Sean Hartrey with his special award for his excellent service to Crediton Youth FC

The final presentations of the evening went to Chloe Hartrey, Megan Hartshorne and Rowan Karkeek for all their hard work in running the Under 13’s girls team last season.

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