Brixington Blues Under-13s power to Honiton victory to end season on a high
PUBLISHED: 11:06 01 May 2014
Brixington Blues Under-13s finished their season on Saturday with an emphatic victory over visitors Honiton Town.
At a windy Withycombe Raleigh Common the Blues played against the wind in the first half and found themselves under pressure from the kick-off.
However, it was Blues who scored first with a slick counter-attack that ended with Guy Laverock netting.
The goal gave the side a boost and they began to play with real confidence with the central midfield pairing of Simeon Boyd and Kyle Webb orchestrating things.
The lead was doubled when midfielder Adam Jenions volleyed home with his left foot. A third followed when a pinpoint corner from Webb found Lewis Smith who rose to head home. Honiton then enjoyed a good period of possession, but were kept at bay by glovesman Ben Vine and stout defending from Isaac Cretney and Damian Symonowicz. However, the visitors did manage to pull a goal back seconds before the break.
Playing with the wind behind their backs in the second half Blues quickly increased their tally with Laverock netting again and this was followed by James Bridge and Kian Newton both adding further goals.
Honiton scored next, but Blues were not finished and Laverock completed his second hat-trick of an excellent season.
The visitors enjoyed a final flourish and netted once more to finish the game with three to the seven scored by Blues.
Jai Ferguson deserves special mention for his creative play from the heart of the Blues defence.
Coach Paul Jenions was full of praise, he said: “I cannot praise the lads enough for the way they have finished the campaign. Winning three of the last four is testament to the overall improvement in individual and collective performance. The squad with six new players this season have shown a real determination to improve their results as the season continued and have reaped the rewards in the final weeks. I am really pleased for them. A big thank you to the lads and of course the parents and grand-parents who have turned out in all weathers to cheer them on. See you next season.”