Hawes double helps Blues Under-12s cruise to Crediton victory

PUBLISHED: 16:24 27 February 2018 | UPDATED: 16:24 27 February 2018

Action from the Brixington Blues Under-12s 2-1 win at Exeter Panthers

Action from the Brixington Blues Under-12s 2-1 win at Exeter Panthers


Brixington Blues Under-12s were 6-2 winners when they entertained Crediton at Withycombe Raleigh Common.

Blues made a bright start and took a 10th minute lead when Luke Ewing turned home a well-flighted Jack McBryan corner.

The Mid Devon side hit back to level shortly after with a similar goal – a header from a corner.

Blues were soon back onto the front foot and, with some now customary precise passing football, regained the lead when, after some neat approach play involving Bradley Higham, Ewing, Tom Dean and Luca Brind, the latter crossed for Bobby Pond to turn the ball home.

Ethan Hawes then punished the Crediton defence for backing off his run through the middle as he struck a wonderful shot that the keeper was only able to parry into the net to extend the Blues lead.

In what little first-half time remained, Crediton struck with their second, their striker winning a one-on-one with Blues glovesman Ben Jeffery.

Blues started the second half in similar fashion to how they had begun the game.

They enjoyed the lion’s share of possession, but Crediton carried a real threat on the break.

A period of end-to-end play followed before, with 10 minutes remaining, Dean worked the ball out wide to McBryan and he cut inside one defender before rifling a powerful strike that had the net bulging – some way to score your first goal of the season!

More good pressure followed with Blues pressing hard on the Crediton defence, forcing errors from the goal kicks and, when one of the kicks fell to Ethan Hawes he tucked it away for make it 5-2.

There was still time for Tom Dean to round off his Man of the Match contribution with Blues’ sixth and final goal.

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