June 18 2013 Latest news:
Wednesday, March 6, 2013
Brixington Blues Under-10s welcomed Cullompton Rangers and West Hill Wasps to their home pitch at Friends Life for what on paper was their toughest set of fixtures of the campaign, writes Alan Diprose.
The opening game was against Rangers and the Blues were treated to a master class of passing by the Mid Devon side. Early chances were created, and Blues glovesman, Will Cooper, had already made a coupe, of smart saves before he was beaten in the fifth minute. Not for the first time, the early blow seemed to inspire Blues and they quickly levelled with a low drive from Will White. The visitors bagged a second just before the break. In the second half defenders Luke Buck and Kye Wartnaby were kept busy by the Cully attack, but dealt admirably with the threat and just one more goal was scored by the visitors. The final word fell to Blues with Jake Diprose crossing for Tom Humphry to head home. The two Blues goals coming against an outfit who had shipped just three goals all season prior to the game!
The second game saw Blues face a West Hill Wasps side with a one hundred per cent record this term.
Blues started well with Owen Shaw and Max Rickards prominent, but they did fall behind to a soft goal. Undaunted, they continued to play the football that is coached into them and only a wonderful save denied Tom Humphry an equaliser before the break.
Early into the second half Will Copper produced a superb save to deny Wasps a second. At the other end Sam Diprose and Owen Shaw both went close before Max Rickards tricked his way through on the right flank and crossed for the unmarked Sam Diprose to net. Wasps then regained the lead, but Blues were not to be denied and with time running out Owen Shaw waltzed his way through prior to sweeping the ball home to bag Blues a richly deserved share of the spoils.