EDINGTON football ace Archie Collins played a starring role in Exeter City's thumping derby win over Plymouth Argyle on Saturday.

Playing in his first Devon Derby, the 20-year-old lined up in the centre of the hosts' midfield and put in an accomplished all-round display as the Grecians hammered their rivals 4-0 at St James Park.

Collins was excellent in possession throughout and set up the third goal for Randell Williams with an inch-perfect slide rule pass.

He was also involved in the fourth goal, teeing the ball up for Jake Taylor, whose thunderous 25-yard effort came off the inside of the post before Nicky Law converted the rebound.

Saturday's game was first time Exeter have beaten Plymouth by four goals since Christmas Day 1925 and sent the majority of the 7,924 fans home happy.

Collins, who began his footballing journey at Ashcott Youth, was discovered at an Exeter development centre at Chilton Trinity School as an under-8 and has been with the Grecians ever since.

The midfielder's mature performance in the heat of a derby atmosphere belied his years and provided further evidence that Collins is one to watch.

He has made 17 first-team appearances for the Grecians so far this season and continues to impress onlookers with his range of passing, work rate and tenacity in the tackle.

Collins spoke to the Bridgwater Mercury at the beginning of 2019 about his story so far and goals for the future - click here to read the full interview.