Smith sets up Brixington United's Central success
PUBLISHED: 17:20 21 September 2011 | UPDATED: 17:21 21 September 2011
Brixington United's fine start to the season continued with an excellent away win against a very competitive Central side.
Playing with a strong breeze to their backs, it was United who started the stronger forcing several corners and pinning Central into their own half for long periods. United took the lead when Matt Smith fired home from 10 yards. United doubled their lead when Smith again ran through on goal and steered his shot around the advancing Central keeper and just inside the post.
This stung Central into action and from a free kick on the edge of the box United keeper Alex Trevena made a fine full length save to tip the ball over the bar. Jamie Waller had a great game at full back with some excellent tackles. Having weathered the Central storm United struck back to score a third before the interval. A half clearance out of defence by Central fell to Ryan Tullet and his first time effort found its way through a crowd of players and into the net to give 3-0 half time lead.
Central started the second half all guns blazing. Trevena superbly blocked a Central shot to keep Utd’s lead in tact. Josh Phillips, Luke Bland and Liam Deeprose also defended stoutly as Central piled on the pressure. In midfield Sam Skinner and Ryan and Kieron Tullet ran tirelessly to support both defence and attack, and Thomas Sicklemore and Jason Mann eased pressure off the defence with some strong runs down the flanks in support of Smith and Bailey Gray. Central eventually breached United’s rearguard with fifteen minutes remaining with a well placed shot. Regan Issac nearly extended the lead, flashing a header from a Kieron Tullet free kick just wide of the post. But some cool defending and clever attacking ensured United held their two goal advantage to record a hard earned victory.