Blues boys shine against Honiton
PUBLISHED: 10:19 03 November 2010
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BRIXINGTON Blues Under-10s enjoyed two matches away at Honiton on Saturday morning, writes Paul Jenions.
The opening fixture saw the blues face Honiton Sharks and, within a minute, Adam Wilkinson notched for the away team to take the lead.
Buoyed by the terrific start the Blues raced into a three goal lead by half time with Wilkinson netting his second and midfielder Jack May opening his account for the season. Continuing to attack after the restart, the Blues were caught out twice in succession by the sharks to narrow their advantage to the one goal.
Ashleigh Parsons and Adam Jenions were both prevented by the Sharks keeper and woodwork, respectively, from increasing the Blues lead.
However, Blues pressing play paid off when, after a fine pass, Wilkinson found Kyle Webb who struck from outside the box to give the blues a victory by a two goal margin.
The second encounter of the day against Honiton Fireballs saw the Blues again enjoy a good opening, with striker Kian Newton blasting the ball into the Fireballs net, soon followed by May’s second of the day.
Blues played confidently passing the ball well and went into the break three goals to the good when Adam Wilkinson lobbed the Fireballs keeper.
However, the second half told a different story when the Fireball’s substitutes instigated a fightback and they were soon one goal behind the Blues.
With Bradley Robinson and Kyle Barnsley stoutly defending at the back and keeper Owain Brinkworth pulling off many vital saves, inevitably the Fireballs equalised in the final minute of the game from a corner.
It certainly was the proverbial game of two halves and the draw was a fair result as the players shook hands at the final whistle.