Blues under-10s have mixed fortunes in return to league action.

PUBLISHED: 13:17 20 January 2011

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Brixington Blues under-10s got back into Exeter and District Youth League action for the first time since November.

Brixington Blues Under-10’s enjoyed mixed fortunes in their first matches of 2011 in the Exeter & District Youth League, writes Paul Jenions.

The opening fixture on their trip to Heavitree saw the Blues edged Inter Heavitree out by a single goal. Having not played due to the weather since mid-November the Blues started off sluggish and found themselves under pressure for much of the opening half, there was relief when they went into the break with a clean sheet - due to some excellent work by Glovesman Owain Brinkworth.

The second half found the Blues beginning to find their feet and they were rewarded with a goal after a crossfield pass from midfielder Kyle Webb found Jack May whose dipping cross was volleyed home in fine fashion by striker Kian Newton.

This proved to be the Blues only real chance of the game and they saw the game out with dogged defending by Kyle Barnsley and Sam Cox keeping Inter at bay. There was relief all round in the Blues camp when the final whistle was blown.

Next up were AC Heavitree who put the Blues defence under pressure from the outset and once again the Blues found themselves on the back foot.

Keeper Owain Brinkworth was kept busy and pulled off a string of outstanding saves to keep the game goal less at the break.

Soon after the restart the Blues conceded and started pushing more up field to press for an equaliser only to came undone when AC scored a deflected goal to double their lead. A third and final goal quickly followed to finish the game.

Brinkworth left the field with his head held high after plaudits from the opposition in both matches.

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