Under 9s – 14s Round-Up
With fixtures now back in full swing, there have some encouraging performances across the age groups as 2020 gets underway.
Our Under 9 side recorded an excellent victory in their match at Seale Hayne, whilst the Under 10s matching that achievement with an superb victory of their own against South Brent. Coach Paul Mills selected particularly impressed with Mason Bryant, who was awarded the Man of the Match award for his outstanding contribution to the cause.
The Under 11s faced a difficult task at home to a strong Bristol Inner City side, and despite a committed showing from the lads, United eventually went down 9-3 in their JPL U11 South West League Competition Yellow 2 clash.
Torquay’s U13s also had home advantage, with Connor Marshall’s side securing a valuable point in their South West U13 Blues clash with Paulton Rovers. Despite the best efforts of both sides, the match somehow ended in a goalless draw.
United’s Under-14 side were also involved in South West Blues action, however their trip to North Somerset RTC1 was to end in disappointment, as they went down 5-1.
Meanwhile, Torquay United U15s built on their victory last week with another win, this time against Weston Super-Mare on a blustery day in Paignton.
Torquay went into a to goal lead in the first quarter, after Sam Bishop scored a free kick and Alfie Lloyds drove home a second goal from outside the box.
It was soon 3-0 as Niall Gagg headed home from a free kick, while at the other end Weston had their best chance of the match foiled by Lloyd Marshall in goal.
The visitors got on the scoresheet in the third quarter, when they headed home from a corner, but Torquay got straight back on the front foot. The following 10 minutes saw Weston have a real go and cause a threat to Torquay’s lead, but then the referee reduced Weston to 10 men, for a rash tackle.
Torquay managed to restore a bit of calm, and added a fourth goal in the final stages. Credit to Weston who continued to fight well after the dismissal and were again foiled late on by Marshall in goal.