Laverock nets brace as Blues Under-14s win close contest
PUBLISHED: 10:30 26 February 2015 | UPDATED: 10:30 26 February 2015
Brixington Blues Under-14s recorded back-to-back wins thanks to a 3-2 success after a close encounter at home to Dawlish United.
Wind dominated play, but Blues were bright from the start and took the lead with a goal from striker Guy Laverock. Dawlish came back well and the teams went into the half-time break all square at 1-1.
Playing into the wind in the second half Blues regained the lead with a crisp volley from Kian Newton. Once again the visitors found a reply and that saw them enjoy a period of domination during which time the Blues defence dug deep and goalkeeper Sam Hill made several excellent saves.
That determined defending became all the more important when, with the clock ticking down midfielder Hayden Saxton broke out of the Blues half to deliver a defence-splitting pass to Laverock who tucked the ball away to seal victory.
Blues coach Paul Jenions praised his team saying: “It was a fine and close contest. Our defending was resolute and disciplined and the finishing of Guy Laverock made the difference. This was the type of game that last season we may have let slip. The improvement in the lads commitment and attitude this season is there for all to see. Their football is developing well both individually and as a group.”