Heritage hits fine hat-trick

PUBLISHED: 17:03 23 December 2008 | UPDATED: 10:13 10 June 2010

DESPITE beating visitors Crediton United 7-0 in their latest Juventus League under-15 game, Brixington Blues actually served up their poorest display of what has been an exceptional season so far.

DESPITE beating visitors Crediton United 7-0 in their latest Juventus League under-15 game, Brixington Blues actually served up their poorest display of what has been an exceptional season so far.

Both sides were clearly struggling to get full sides onto the pitch for what was to be each sides' final outing of 2008.

The disjointed line ups in both camps probably contributed to a game more befitting of an end of season clash.

It was Crediton who had the first real chance when a superb shot from 25 yards rattled the bar and stayed out.

Shortly after this scare Blue's went ahead when Tom Heritage volleyed home from close range and he quickly added a second with a fierce shot.

Such was the tempo of the first half that the two Heritage strikes were the only flashes of excellence in that period of play.

The second half began at a much brisker pace and, in the early exchanges, Heritage fired home to complete his hat-trick and give Blues a 3-0 advantage.

Joe Tomlinson then got his name on the score sheet and this proved to a be a very popular score amongst his team mates.

With the game effectively over as a contest, Blues went on to add three more goals through Karl Riddell, Luke Bradford and Luke Spray to complete a comprehensive 7-0 victory.

Blues coach Bryan Flockhart said: "The score line has an emphatic look about it but, make no mistake, this was our poorest performance of the season so far. Hopefully the New Year will bring an instant return to the impressive passing game that was such a feature of our early season play.


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