Brixington Blues Under-16s suffer first defeat of season

PUBLISHED: 17:45 28 February 2015 | UPDATED: 17:45 28 February 2015

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Brixington Blues Under-16s suffered a first defeat of the Exeter and District Youth League season when they were beaten by the odd goal in five by visiting Pinhoe Spartans.

Blues had led twice, but fell to the only goal of the second half. On the day Blues produced a generally under-par performance. However, had their finishing been better they would, still have that unbeaten record!

Trailing 1-0 and having had the crass bar save them from falling further behind, Blues stormed back and a Harry Gibbins cross was powerfully headed home by Cameron Brown to level things up.

The equaliser came about after a terrific long ball from defender Bradley Snooks which released Max Robertson and he ran on before calmly placing the ball beyond the Spartans goalkeeper to send the teams into the break all square at 2-2. After the break Blues took the game to Spartans who were, for much of the second half, playing with a seven-man defence!

Try as they did Blues could not find a third goal and were caught on the break.

Blues coach Steve Gibbings said: “We were nowhere near our best and so paid the price. It’s a shame as the lads had worked hard to keep the run going. Good sides always show a response to adversity so I’ll expect something special from our lot next time out!”

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