Beverley nets four as Blues Under-13s end season on a high
PUBLISHED: 19:50 03 June 2018 | UPDATED: 19:50 03 June 2018
Brixington Blues won their final Exeter and District Youth League game, beating Sidmouth Warriors 10-1 to finish as runners-up in the Under-13 Division One table.
Blues, who went into the contest knowing that a draw was all they required to seal the runners-up slot, made a nervy start before skipper Jake Haggerty, Harrison Fox and Finn Glanfield combined to get the ball out to Joel Knott, who provided the assist for Ethan Beverley to lift the ball over the Warriors goalkeeper to give Blues the lead.
The lead was doubled with an excellent team passing move that began with a Lewis Ayley run and then saw involvement from Knott, Harrison Fox and Elliott Bowyer, prior to Beverley scoring his second and he duly completed an early hat-trick when he took a slide-rule pass from Zac Brown. A long-range strike saw Warriors pull a goal back,, but the three goal lead was quickly restored when Haggerty began a move that ended with Jack Drew-Cull providing the assist for Bowyer to make it 4-1.
A Thomas Rowsell mazy run ended with Fox providing the assist to Knott to net and make it 5-1 aqn a fourth for Beverley increased the Blues advantage to one of five goals at 6-1.
A sweet first touch from Zac Brown set him up to make it 7-1 before Haggerty and Bowyer combined to create a chance for Joe Gosling that he took with aplomb. A Knott volley saw Blues into a 9-1 lead and then, fittingly, Harrison Fox was pushed up field and it was he who netted his first goal of the season to complete the scoring and seal for Blues a 10-1 success.
Blues boss Dave Haggerty said: “Both Chris [Chris Drew-Cull, who helps manage the side] are so proud of the boys after what has been a superb season. They deserve all the praise for their hard during a long campaign.”