Blues and United continue to progress

PUBLISHED: 18:18 02 October 2008 | UPDATED: 09:44 10 June 2010

BRIXINGTON BLUES under-15s returned from Kentisbeare with a 3-1 victory, which was no more than they deserved for a super show. Luke Spray, Tom Taylor and Karl Riddell netted the goals.

BRIXINGTON BLUES under-15s returned from Kentisbeare with a 3-1 victory, which was no more than they deserved for a super show.Luke Spray, Tom Taylor and Karl Riddell netted the goals. The hosts, who had been unbeaten prior to the game, got a late consolation.Blues under-13s lost 4-1 in their game with Pinhoe Lightning but put in a fine morning's work and the final scored did scant justice to what was an excellent effort.New signing Jack Faulkner scored to level things up after an early Lightning strike but the Exeter side went on to score three more.Rob Smith and Mark Godfrey had fine games on the right of midfield.Blues under-12s maintained their clean sheet record with another solid display from their defenders, this week helped by stand-in goal-keeper David Cockayne. Blues may well have won the game but missed a first half penalty, the effort shaving an upright and staying out! Ben Knight was the side's star performer as he created many chances that were not taken, hence the final score of 0-0.Brixington United under-11s scored six times without reply in a comfortable victory at Stoke Hill on Saturday morning. The opening goal, and indeed the only score of the first half, came when Sam Skinner fed Owen Corrick who fired home.After the break Skinner doubled the lead from close range before new recruit Robert Croal provided the 'assist' for Ryan Ellis to score.With just a two goal advantage, United keeper Josh Maunder proved his worth with a fine full stretch save to preserve the clean sheet.Paver then set up both Skinner and Ellis to added further goals and Thomas Sicklemore completed the scoring with an angled shot following great work by Sharp and Miller. Blues under-11s continued their fine start to the season with a hard fought 4-1 win at St Martin's. The hosts struck first and took a single goal lead into the break but the longer the contest ran the stronger Blues seemed to get and it was no surprise when Glen Davison levelled things up after Cameron Deighton saw his shot kept out by the width of the crossbar. Two minutes later Blues were in front when Jordan Howlett chased the ball down the right and drove in a low cross to Josh who nonchalantly flicked past the keeper at the near post from close range, and a third goal came inside six wonderful minutes when Mingo fed Deighton and the latter drilled the ball into the corner of the net.The icing on the cake came deep into stoppage time when another Deighton and Mingo combination saw Deighton shoot and Mingo follow up to roll the loose ball into an empty net.The Blues under-8s had mixed fortunes on the first day of their season in the Exeter & District Youth League at Alphington.The Blues began with a 5-4 defeat against Alpha's Lions. After initially going two goals down Kian Newton pulled one back with a well struck shot. The Lions went on to increase their lead further to 5-1 before the Blues began a spirited fight back with Kyle Webb and Harrison Clutton netting a goal each. The Blues worked hard for each other with Kyle Barnsley making some crucial defensive tackles. Their increasing confidence resulted in an excellent left foot finish from Lucas Feduzi to set up a thrilling last few minutes. In the second game the Blues continued to improve and were rewarded with a 3-2 victory over West Hill Wasps. However, the Wasps took an early lead before Kyle Webb's volley deflected in off a Wasps defender to bring the game level. Again the Blues fell behind before a fine cross from Lucas Feduzi was met by Kyle Webb to score his second of the day. The Blues ran tirelessly with good midfield play from both Ben Bolwell and Joshua Hocking when their efforts were rewarded after an accurate Ethan Slater cross was driven past the Wasp's keeper by Lucas Feduzi to score the winner.

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