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Devon FA Week of Football Full Report

A full round-up of our Devon FA #WeekofFootball Events

Monday 21st May - Premier League Primary Stars

Boringdon victorious to claim the PL Primary Stars Cup

On Monday 21st May, the county final of the Premier League Primary Stars Cup was held at Coach Road as part of Devon FA’s Week of Football. Seven schools were selected by their local community trust and competed against other schools around the county; Woodford, Boringdon and Montpelier were selected to represent Plymouth, whilst Montgomery, Ottery St Mary, Broadclyst and Wynstream represented Exeter.

The seven schools all played against each other with the top four qualifying for a play-off styled finale to crown this year’s trophy winners. Ottery St Mary ran out as leaders of the group with five wins out of six, with Woodford claiming runners up spot just two points behind. Wynstream also qualified for the semi-finals with their third place finish, with Boringdon taking the last spot finishing fourth. Broadclyst, Montgomery and Montpelier were the schools to miss out in qualifying for the next round.

Group winners Ottery St Mary faced off against a Boringdon team who battled with fantastic grit and determination to secure a 2-1 victory. In the other semi-final, Wynstream defeated Woodford 2-0 to secure their place in the final. The PL Primary Stars final was a tight encounter with not a lot to separate the sides. Boringdon took the lead and then doubled their advantage with only a couple minutes on the clock, as Wynstream pressed to find an equaliser. Boringdon held on to claim this year’s trophy; well done!

A big thank you to Argyle Community Trust and Exeter Community Trust who selected their representative schools and also helped out on the day to ensure another successful year of the PL Primary Stars Cup.

For more information about the PL Primary Stars, contact your local community trust below:

• Argyle Community Trust:
• Exeter Community Trust:
• Torquay United Community Trust:

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Monday 21st May - Adult Leagues Select XI Representative Game

Devon & Exeter League vs Plymouth & W.Devon League

Each league selected a squad of 16 players, made up of players from clubs in their various divisions. The game showcased 2 of our adult leagues & was an equally competitive game, with the final score 2-2, with Devon & Exeter League winning 4-2 on penalties
From this pilot match, we hope to create a representative XI programme next season including teams from all our adult leagues.

In the 34th minute, the D&E League took the lead as Ben Howard (Newtown FC) powered home a header from a corner making it 1-0.

The P&D League then replied in the 50th minute through Bailey Mabin (Mount Gould FC), an incredible volley from 20 yards.

D&E then re-took the lead in the 75th minute, Dale O’Donaghue (Newtown FC) found himself free at the back post to nod it home.

However it didn’t stop there as the game finished 2-2, Mount Gould’s, Danny Brooke, scored a penalty to take it penalties.

Eventually the Devon & Exeter Select XI were crowned champions of the Devon #WeekofFootball Select XI event by winning 4-2 on penalties.

Teams on the night:

Devon & Exeter League - Jacob O’Callaghan, Isaac Furness, Daniel Tapp, Jimbo Skinner, Matt Webb, Connor Hannaford, Michael Benyon, Ashton Hewitt, Aaron Haizelden, Danny Pym, Lewis Hill, Ben Howard, Dale O’Donaghue, Cory O’Donaghue, Liam Carey, Jesse Howe

Plymouth & W.Devon League- Phil Kilpatrick, George Photiou, Mikey Storey , Chris Kerr, Stirling Woodside, Josh Walker, Joss Marino, Dan Down, Jay Grinrod , Mike Neal , Shaun Vincent , Danny Brooke , James Fuller , Bailey Mabin, Ben Davies

Tuesday 22nd May - U11 Girls County Cup

With a number of new u11 girls teams forming this year, it was the perfect opportunity to run an under 11 tournament for these teams from all around Devon. We had a good mix of teams attend with representatives from the North, South, East and West areas of the County.

On a glorious evening, the 7 teams played out a league format with the first 3 games all ending 0-0, a sign of the hot weather and competitive nature of the game. As the evening went on, the goals started to flow and we were set for a really close finish with 3 or 4 teams all vying for the top spots.

Top scorers on the evening SB Frankfort couldn’t turn their goals into enough points and finished a point behind SAS, who themselves were just one point behind the top 2. With the final round of games being vital to the standings, it was Marine Academy Plymouth Juniors who edged Buckland to first place on goal difference to finish the evening as champions.

Big thanks to all the teams, MAP, Buckland, SAS, SB Frankfort, Newton Fire, West Exe and Plymouth Trophyman for their attendance on the evening.

Wednesday 23rd May – Devon County Youth League U18 Cup Final

Stoke Gabriel v Topsham Town

Both these teams finished their league campaigns in the top 2 of their respective divisions so this promised to be a good standard & competitive game. After a quiet first half with the game at 0-0, Topsham scored 2 goals in quick succession after the break & ended the game with a fantastic team goal to take home the victory 3-0. Topsham will return to Coach Road on 30th May for the League Play-Off final as well, so a successful season for them

Stoke Gabriel - Andy Collings, Euan Washbrook, Arron Wellington, Max Burrows, Lewis Calf, Kasper Grimsted, Adam Kenyon, Ryan Keates, Harry Attwood, Callum Whiteoak, Joe Ireland, Frazer Rudge, Joe Goodall, Billy Atkins, Kaya Fenner

Topsham Town- Brandon Milford, Joe McKenzie, George Coombes, Tom Wood, Dan Cullen, Kyle Allen, Jamie Vaughan-Ryall, Mason Clifford, Jordan Ford, Jack Smith, Morgan Culle, Tyler Hickman, Bradley Edwardson, Tom Bray, Corey Price, Riley Issacs

Thursday 24th May - U10 & u12 School Girls 7-a-side

This is an annual event which is always well attended and this year was no different with six under 10 and ten under 12 schools making the trip to Devon FA.

The u10 competition was won by Wynstream Blue (Exeter) who finished ahead of High View (Plymouth) on goal difference.

The under 12 competition saw Torbay schools Churston Ferrers and Paignton meet in the final after winning their respective groups. The game was a very tight affair eventually settled by a penalty neatly tucked away by Churston Ferrers.


Thursday 24th May- Walking Football County Cup

8 teams from the County League took part in the cup competition on the county ground at Coach Road. It was the first time walking football had been streamed live on our Facebook channel & was a fantastic opportunity to showcase this activity in the county

The 8 teams played in 2 groups of 4 with the winners progressing to the final. The final was contested between Exminster St Martins & Plymouth Argyle, with the final finishing 1-1 & Exminster winning 2-0 on penalties.

This meant Exminster completed a county treble of wining both league divisions & the county cup – congratulations to them!

A huge thank you to everyone who attended and competed in the Devon FA #WeekofFootball

Throughout the next couple of weeks we'll be publishing images and more content from the week.