The young Exeter U15 side has been making good progress in the Devon League with another win over Newton Abbot Seals. The whole team gained game experience with the majority still being available to play next year in the age group.
There was a tougher challenge against a stronger Paignton side with Exeter coming out on top with a scrappy 10-6 home win. Finally after a sluggish start Exeter lost against the well drilled Newton Abott Otters. Newton’s effective press and counter proved too much at the start of the game for Exeter who recovered composure in the second half, but it was too late to effect the score at the sunny outdoor Teignmouth pool.
The teams stand-out players so far are Theo Quantick who is ever improving after a switch from outfield to in goal; Lucy Chard-Maple and captain Freddie Herring adding strength and consistency to the team with Cameron Sydenham improving in front of goal.
Exeter U15s were able to give some more players their first game on Sunday against a young visiting Newton Abbot B side. After a bright start by the normal starting seven where they took the lead 10-1, regular substitutes allowed some of the younger players to show their potential. Another good all round team performance with goals spread evenly throughout the team made up for the recent loss against a Barnstaple team with a couple of stand out players proving too much for the ever improving Exeter defence.
Final score 28-7: C Sydenham 6, L Chard-Maple 4, F Herring (Capt) 3, D Gaddum 3, R Powell 3, T Quantick 2 (in goal for ¾), M Crow 2, G Ambrose 2, E Gervin 2 (debut), Z Clarke 1 (in goal for ¼).
Congratulations to all the Exeter players that took part in the inter county championships held at Millfield yesterday. Devon won the 12&U and 16&U age groups and came second in the senior ladies, 18&U male, 16&U female, 14&U mixed categories.
The all day event that played across 2 pools was organised by James Baker with plenty of support from across the region making it a great success.
On the 3rd February 1830-1930
(2001 Year of Birth and Younger – all Exeter players of correct age to attend)