Newton nets superb goal as Brixington Blues Under-14s are edged out in classic cup tie
PUBLISHED: 11:12 25 September 2014 | UPDATED: 11:12 25 September 2014
Brixington Blues Under-14s narrowly missed out on progressing through the first round of the league cup away at Feniton on Saturday morning.
After 20 minutes of stout defending Blues fell behind, but their response was good and they deservedly levelled through Guy Laverock before the interval.
The second half was end-to-end, with Blues taking the lad courtesy of a stunning goal from Kian Newton who displayed great composure and skill to lift the ball over a home defender, step around him and volley home with his right foot - to applause from both sets of supporters. The home side levelled before Laverock restored the Blues lead. Back came Feniton to make it 3-3 and, with extra-time looming, it was the hosts who got the games seventh and decisive goal to seal victory.
Blues coach Paul Jennions said: “Though understandably deflated at the final whistle the team can be proud of their performance in a mesmerising cup tie. Special mention must be made of centre back Ben Vine and glovesman Sam Hill who stood out when the blues were under pressure. The goal from Kian (Newton) was one of the best goals myself and fellow coach Gary Ebdon have seen in our years of youth football!