Picture: Torquay United U8s
The Junior Premier League and friendly fixture calendar were decimated by the rain this weekend. Let’s take a look at some of the results from last weekend’s fixtures (03/11/18) which saw some big wins for our youth teams.
Each week we’ll include notes from the coaches on some of the fixtures that we’ve been involved in.
U8s Torquay United 9 – 4 JH8 Academy
The lads were great and they’re starting to show a greater understanding of what to do off the ball as well as on it – Matt Anthony, U8s Coach
U9s Exeter City 5 – 5 Torquay United
What a fantastic team performance from the boys and I think we were by far the better team! Goals from Thomas, Ethan, Charlie, Mason, and Jamie. Our goalkeeper Ollie had a fantastic game and definitely deserves a mention for keeping us in it! – Paul Mills, U9s Coach
U10s Exeter City 20 – 2 Torquay United
U12s Torquay United 8 – 3 RTC Mid-Somerset A
We were 2-1 down after 40 minutes and then the lads turned it around to lead 6-1 after 60 minutes. Adam Reda Khalaf scored a hat-trick, Marley Rivers and Dris Mellas scored a brace. Charlie Stevens scored a penalty. Great performance from the lads to dig in and turn the match around – Pete Hapton, U12s Coach
U13s Taunton Town FC 2 – 1 Torquay United
I thought we dominated the game and needed to be more clinical in front of goal. Liam Poole got the goal for TUFC – Nathan Beech, U13s Coach
U14s Torquay United 3 – 1 Taunton Town FC Blues
U15s Torquay United 0 v 0 Blues South West FC (TUFC 3-0 On Penalties | Nicks, Chapman, Winsor)
In the end it was, almost inevitably, decided on penalties, with TUFC the victors by 3-0 with home goalkeeper Zac Linley-Moss the hero as he produced a couple of outstanding saves to deny the Blues and see his team progress into the next round of the Cup.
Both these sides have made very strong starts in the League and when they lock horns again you wouldn’t bet against another very tight affair! – Richard Cherry, U15s Coach
U16s Weston-Super-Mare AFC 2 – 4 Torquay United