Brixington United make cup progress thanks to White and Brown

PUBLISHED: 09:17 14 November 2013

Broadclyst 4, Brixington United 5

Brixington United claimed a Division One sides scalp and booked a place in the second round of the Exeter and District Youth League Under-15 KO Cup after a thrilling game.

United went into the game in confident mood as they top Division Two whilst Broadclyst, last year’s runaway Division Two title winners, have found life tough at the higher level.

Just six minutes were on the clock when Ed White fired United into the lead and four minutes later the same player scored again! The home side weathered the storm and began to battle back, but they found United keeper Alex Taylor in fine form, but the glovesman was powerless to stop two goals in five minutes that drew the home side level.

Ten minutes before the break the United lead was restored when White provided the assist and Cameron Brown the finish with a slick scissor-kick that flew into the top corner.

After the break United showed real commitment and began to boss the middle third of the pitch, but a momentary lapse in concentration was punished by the home side who levelled at 3-3. United were quickly back onto the front foot and soon regained the lead with Brown again the scorer. Five minutes later United were two goals clear as Jack wall scored. A fourth from Broadclyst was netted with still 16 minutes to play, but the United defence and midfield closed the game out to great effect to deservedly claim the win.

Ed White was named the United Man of the Match.

Boss Ian Horne said: “This was the team playing at its best. The football was good to watch and the players are now playing to the system asked of them with real confidence. The boys should be really proud of what they have achieved over the past five weeks and this win over a good Broadclyst side can only boost that confidence further.”

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