Webb scores cracker as Blues boys win thriller at Dawlish
PUBLISHED: 19:02 28 September 2011
Brixington Blues under-11s were involved in a thrilling game at Dawlish that saw them emerge victorious by a single goal margin.
From the kick-off the game flowed with both sides showing real intent and a desire to get the ball down and pass. It was very much case of the excellence of both goal keepers that meant neither side could fashion a goal until the closing stages of the first half. First Matt Garnett was a whisker away from giving the Blues the lead and then the hosts struck to go into the break with a slender advantage.
If the first half was exciting then the second period was thrilling! The Blues back line of Tom Pearson, Kyle Barnsley, Lewis Smith and Thomas Blackham, denied the hosts another goal whilst the tireless running from midfielders Ashleigh Parsons and Jai Ferguson, ensured that Blues remained very much in the game.
With fifteen minutes left the Blues were level. An Adam Wilkinson corner proved to be too powerful for the Dawlish keeper who could only deflect the ball into his net.
With their tails up, Blues pressed for a winner. Strikers Kian Newton and Adam Jenions combined well and managed to unlock a fine home defence a coupe of times but were thwarted then by the glovesman.
Their enterprise did pay off though when midfielder Kyle Webb earned himself a free kick on the edge of the Dawlish box.
He struck the ball with his right foot only for it to rebound off the defensive wall back onto his left foot, with which he struck the ball superbly to see it fly beyond the keeper and into the net!
The home side rallied and threw everything that they had at the Blues but the defence held firma and the final whistle was blown to see Blues to a richly deserved 2-1 success.
A delighted Blues Boss Paul Jennions said: “The whole team deserve so much praise for their collective efforts. They worked so hard as a team but special mention must go to goal keeper Sam Hill who had a great game between the sticks to ensure his team stayed in the game and were then able to go on and win it.”