O’Mahoney at the double in Brixington Blues Under-9s draw

PUBLISHED: 12:18 28 March 2018

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Brixington Blues Under-9s shared four goals with Exeter Central when the teams met in the Exeter and District Youth League.

Blues, with Ben Vines in goal, made a bright start, with Ned O’Mahoney making lots of progress down the right wing. In one early raid Ryan McCann saw his clever cross roll across the goalmouth.

Laurence Bainbridge then crossed for Liam May who went close.

Central hit back, but strong tackling from Sonny Rowsell denied them a clear shooting opportunity.

A Rowsell corner produced a ‘near thing’ for McCann before, against the run of play, Blues fell behind.

They hit back with both O’Mahoney and Liam May shooting just wide before, at the other end of the pitch, only a superb save by young Vines denied Central a second.

The equaliser came when, after another strong Rowsell tackle, the ball found its way McCann and it then broke for O’Mahoney to rifle it home.

After the break Laurence Bainbridge took over in goal and, with Rowsell and Frank Shelton orchestrating things from midfield, Blues continued to impress. However, they again fell behind with Central scoring from a superb strike.

Parity was swiftly restored though with O’Mahoney scoring a fine individual goal. Late on, Ben Vine and O’Mahoney combined prior to McCann firing the ball fractionally wide.

Spurred by their first game performance, Blues went on to win their second game 4-2.

Blues: Laurence Bainbridge, Ryan McCann, Frank Shelton, Sonny Rowsell, Ned O’Mahoney, Liam May, Ben Vines.

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