Blues earn a point

PUBLISHED: 15:27 26 February 2009 | UPDATED: 10:33 10 June 2010

BRIXINGTON Blues saw off a competent Culm Eagles to reach the last eight of the Under-11 Cup. After Harry Moxey's longe range shot caused confusion in the visitors goal, Glen Davison lashed the loose ball home.

BRIXINGTON Blues saw off a competent Culm Eagles to reach the last eight of the Under-11 Cup.After Harry Moxey's longe range shot caused confusion in the visitors goal, Glen Davison lashed the loose ball home.The Mid Devon side were level before the break and it was not until midway through the second half that Blues found what proved to be the winning goal.Ed Doble skipped down the right and crossed for Cameron Deighton to score at the near post.A superb penalty save from Callum McPhee ensured that Blues under-12s took a point from a 1-1 draw with Exwick.In a game of high quality, contested by two well matched sides, it was a powerful strike from David Cockayne that the Exwick keeper could only parry into his net that put Blues ahead.The Exeter side levelled up in the second half and then came that late stunning save from McPhee that ensured the game ended all square.Brixington United ensured it was a club double cup success on Saturday morning as they, like the Blues, won through to the last eight of the Exeter & District Youth League under-11 cup.Hosts Stoke Hill played their part in a seven goal thriller that saw United draw first blood when Ryan Ellis fired them ahead from the edge of the box. Thomas Sicklemore doubled the advantage when he hooked the ball home following a tremendous goal-mouth scramble.A third goal arrived during a dominant first half display from United, Josh Phillip's strike taking the side in at the break 3-0 ahead. After the re-start the home side produced a stunning fight back and scored three times to set up a thrilling finish.With just five minutes remaining, Sam Skinner lifted his shot up and over the Stoke keeper and the ball went into the net off an upright to seal a 4-3 win and a place in the quarter finals.Brixington United Under-13s followed up the previous week's heroics with another good display to beat Alphington 5-3.The visitors drew first blood but goals from Will Price and Jack Howarth sent United in at the break with a 2-1 lead.Five minutes into the second half parity was restored but then goals from Charlie Cotton and Price took United into a 4-2 lead.Howarth smashed his second and United's fifth with ten minutes remaining and, in truth, the margin could have been greater but for some resolute defending and some poor finishing.Coach Simon Manning said: "The win moves the side up to 4th in the table and and again demonstrates how quickly this team is improving as the season develops.

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