Brixington Blues Under-14 boss is put right by his players
PUBLISHED: 15:38 20 March 2013 | UPDATED: 15:38 20 March 2013
Brixington Blues Under-14 boss Steve Gibbings was shocked to learn that his side had won their Exeter and District Youth League game at Thorverton!
Blues, battling to avoid relegation had produced the goods throughout the game in Mid Devon and scored first thanks to a fine goal from Max Howard.
However, Blues boss Gibbings then thought that the home side had levelled after the break and, when his team returned to the Raddon Road, Thorverton, dressing rooms after the game, he lamented with them: “Unlucky lad’s, you played very well and perhaps might have won it!”
He was quickly put right by his players!
Gibbings said: “They had the ball in the net in the second half and I honestly thought that we had drawn 1-1. I even said to my opposite number the Thorverton coach when we shook at hands at the final whistle that the game had produced a fair result – he must be wondering what my problem is!”
The decisive goal came before the break as a result of a fine move by the Blues. Jack England launched a free-kick that arrived at the feet of Harry Gibbings who cleverly back heeled the ball into the path of Charlie Heaton.
Young Heaton took the ball to the bye line before cutting it back for Max Howard to thump home.
Thereafter, the home side threw everything at the visitors in a bid to get something out of the game. However, Charlie Jeffries produced heroics in the Blues goal whilst Aaron Chung, playing as a central defender, was outstanding from first minute to last. Gibbings said: “Aaron (Chung) is such a versatile player. He is a delight to work with as he is one of those special players who deliver the goods no matter what task you give him or position he is asked to play in.”
The win, Blues’ third of the season, lifts them out of the bottom two in the top division.
They have four games remaining and probably need to win three of them to stay out of then bottom three.
They host Newton Abbot 66 and Thorverton and also have to go to Dawlish and Sidmouth Town.