Wednesday, February 20, 2013
Brixington Blues Under-10s suffered mixed fortunes from Exeter and District Youth League matches at Kentisbeare, writes Alan Diprose.
Blues were forced to field a changed side and struggled against much taller opposition.
Makeshift striker Luke Buck gave Blues hope with a fine shot in just the second minute, but that proved to be as good as it got in the half which ended with the home side sitting on a four goal lead!
In the second half Sam Diprose was introduced and his clever wing play set up the chance for Max Rickards to pull one back. With the downhill advantage after the break, the Blues played much better.
Owen Shaw was creative whilst Sam Diprose was twice thwarted by finger tip saves for the home side keeper. In a match of contrasting halves, Blues claimed the second one 1-0, but lost the match 4-1.
Next up Blues took on CS Leopards. The combative Owen Shaw took over in goal replacing Tom Humphry who took his usual place in midfield. In the first minute Sam Diprose crossed for Tom Humphry to open the scoring.
Leopards got back briefly on level terms, but Blues were out to make amends for the first game. Sam Diprose crashed home a left foot shot before Tom Humphry struck to make it 3-1.
The second half saw another goal for Leopards, but Sam Diprose scored again to earn Blues a satisfying 4-2 victory. With seconds remaining the impressive Luke Buck burst forward and forced a great save from the Leopards keeper.
Blues are up to fourth in the table and this Saturday they turn their attentions to the KO Cup and a quarter final tie at Heavitree Dynamos.