Westward Ho! Allstars star at Exeter festival

Joseph Bulmer

WESTWARD Ho! Allstars have won the prestigious Festival of Football Tournament in Exeter. The Bideford - based team come together for summer tournaments and draw players from local league teams, including Bideford Blues, Torridgeside and Braunton under 11

WESTWARD Ho! Allstars have won the prestigious Festival of Football Tournament in Exeter. The Bideford - based team come together for summer tournaments and draw players from local league teams, including Bideford Blues, Torridgeside and Braunton under 11s.

The Allstars defeated Exwick Youth in the final of the tournament 4-1. Goals came from Kobe Bryant with a stunning 25 yard shot and a hat-trick from Billy Blackburn.

Team Coach Neil Blackburn said: " It is a big tournament to win against top quality opposition. It reflected a superb team effort where everyone contributed. The boys are all good friends and they really enjoy their football, winning was just the icing on the cake"

The Allstars' distinctive pink and black striped kit sponsored by Bryant Decorating Contractors often draws comments from spectators. It was designed by the boys to reflect their intent to have fun, said Neil.

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