Taylor bags hat trick
PUBLISHED: 10:21 10 October 2008 | UPDATED: 09:46 10 June 2010
BRIXINGTON BLUES Under-15s were away from home for the third week running but it made little difference as the boys served up a confident display of passing and movement on their way to a comprehensive 6-0 win at West Hill. The opening exchanges were litt
BRIXINGTON BLUES Under-15s were away from home for the third week running but it made little difference as the boys served up a confident display of passing and movement on their way to a comprehensive 6-0 win at West Hill.The opening exchanges were littered with careless play, both sides as guilty as the other, but despite this Blues still managed to find the back of the hosts' net twice.Tom Taylor and Karl Riddell were the players who grabbed early opportunites to put their side in command.After this early double salvo the game settled down and the home team were only denied a goal back by a wonderful save from Blues glovesman Josh Bray.Brixington finished the half the stronger as they just failed to increase the lead when a super passing move, involving five players, ended with Taylor having his goal-bound shot cleared off the line.The second half saw the Blues play with the conditions very much in their favour and the renewed confidence that they were displaying was made evident when they were awarded a free kick.Luke Bradford struck the ball very well but it cannoned back off the defensive wall only for Bradford to strike it just as hard and this time it roared into the back of the West Hill net.Taylor then took centre stage, striking a smart double to complete a fine hat-trick.The first of his brace was a superb volley that left the home keeper helpless as the ball flashed past him.Alex Sparkes then rounded off the morning's scoring as he rose higher than anybody else at a corner to plant a precise header past the West Hill stopper to put the seal on a 6-0 win.Blues' Coach Brian Flockhart said: " It was a competent display if a little disjointed in the opening exchanges, but the big plus for me is that, when the goal scoring opportunities presented themselves, the boys took their chances very well.