Beverley nets seven as Blues hit goal trail in big win over Okehampton

PUBLISHED: 12:42 09 December 2018

Brixington Blues U14s player Ethan Beverley who scored seven of the Blues goals in the win over Okehampton. Picture DAVE HAGGERTY

Brixington Blues U14s player Ethan Beverley who scored seven of the Blues goals in the win over Okehampton. Picture DAVE HAGGERTY


Brixington Blues Under-14s were in stunning form as they put Okehampton to the sword, beating the visiting side 15-0.

In soggy conditions – rain was falling at kick-off and the underfoot conditions were of the slippery kind, Blues made a vibrant start.

In the opening exchanges, Thomas Rowsell saw the opposition goalkeeper make a smart double save before, when the ball came back to him a third time, Rowsell made no mistake from close range.

The visitors looked to hit back, but good defending from Haydon Simpson denied them before, at the other end of the pitch Ethan Beverley took a fine pass from Ben Geare before netting. It was soon 3-0 as Zac Brown headed home a Jack Drew-Cull corner and three became four with skipper Jake Haggerty supplying the assist for a second Beverley goal. Young Beverley completed his hat-trick and then turned provider with a fine cross that gave Zac Brown a second headed goal.

The seventh goal was created by Thomas Rowsell and scored by Reece Alexander, this his first goal for the Blues and it was soon 8-0 with a fine team goal that saw the involvement of Simpson, Haggerty, Geare and Joel Knott prior to Brown scoring his third.

Brown was soon netting a fourth, and completing a hat-trick of headers after some fine work by Lewis Ayley.

Skipper Haggerty started the move that ended with a fourth goal for Beverley and the final goal came from a move started by a terrific Jayden Marles tackle that led to the ball finding Elliott Bowyer who crossed for Beverley to meet the ball and ‘pass’ it into the net. A sweeping team move was rounded off by Beverley scoring his seventh goal of the game and the final goals of a one-sided contest were a long-range strike by Elliott Bowyer and a Jack Drew-Cull effort.

The Blues’ Man of the Match award was shared by Russ Bracey and Jayden Marles.

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