BIG CLUBS leave few stones unturned in their search for stars of the future, a fact which was underlined at Torquay United's opening Football League Youth Alliance game of the season at Oxford United.
Scouts from Manchester United and Fulham were on hand to see the young U's win 3-1.
It was a disappointing result for the Gulls, who pulled themselves back into the match at 2-1 with a second-half goal from Jordan Kewell.
Then, head of youth Geoff Harrop reported: "We were the better team in the second half, but gave away a sloppy set-piece goal ten minutes from time."
There were debuts for Scott Beattie, Jack May and Danny Sullivan.
The performances of midfielder Sullivan and centre-back Kirtys MacKenzie may well have caught the eye of those Premiership scouts.