Exeter 1-0 Brentford: Match Report

09 August 2016 09:34

Ethan Ampadu makes Exeter history in EFL Cup victory

Exeter progressed to the second round of the EFL Trophy with a 1-0 win over Sky Bet Championship Brentford on a night when Ethan Ampadu created history by becoming the club's youngest player.

Ampadu - aged 15 years, 10 months and 26 days and son of former West Brom, Swansea and Exeter midfielder Kwame Ampadu - beat the record set by the great Cliff Bastin, who was 16 years and one month when he made his Grecians debut back in 1928.

All of the country's top clubs are watching Ampadu, who starts his last year of High School in September and who spent the end of last season training with Wales prior to their European Championship campaign.

On a night of few chances, Brentford perhaps shaded the first half, but they never really tested Exeter goalkeeper Bobby Olejnik with Ampadu outstanding at the heart of Exeter's defence.

A game lacking in chances headed into extra time and was in the 100th minute when Ollie Watkins brilliantly took down a long ball and laid it to Ryan Harley, who slid a fine shot into the bottom corner from 18 yards for the only goal of the game.


Source: PA


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