Westexe snatch Blues' record

PUBLISHED: 15:14 18 January 2008 | UPDATED: 08:47 10 June 2010

Brixington Blues U10s 1, Westexe 4 Friendly League Cup BLUES crashed to their first defeat of the season as they slid out of the cup at the first-round stage.

Brixington Blues U10s 1, Westexe 4 Friendly League Cup BLUES crashed to their first defeat of the season as they slid out of the cup at the first-round stage.

Westexe came storming out of the blocks as they put Blues under pressure from the kick-off.

In the third minute Blues nearly took the lead against the run of play. A long Ben Berkhout punt was collected by Josh Mingo, who laid the ball off to Ed Doble. Mingo scampered towards goal, but he dragged his shot narrowly wide.

When Blues failed to deal with an innocuous cross, Westexe snatched the lead with a rifled goal.

Blues continued to struggle, so manager Bush decided to try and liven things up with the substitution of Sam Smith for Cameron Deighton. A minute later it was 2-0 to Westexe as the ball was passed out to the corner of Blues' box and thumped into the net.

A further minute elapsed before the enforced substitution of the injured Mingo by Deighton was made.

The returning Deighton almost immediately reduced the arrears with a stinging drive from a tight angle.

In the second half it was more of the same with Blues continuing to chase Westexe shadows.

Things went from bad to worse in the tenth minute when Westexe went 3-0 up.

On 16 minutes a quick break by Westexe saw them go 4-0 up with a low drive into the far corner.

Blues got a consolation goal with their best - and only - move of the game. Deighton showed great strength and determination, battling for the ball and turning his man superbly before firing home from the edge of the box.

It was too little, too late and thankfully the referee soon brought the game to a welcome end.

Blues were second best in this match. Hopefully some lessons will be learned. If you want the rewards you have to put the work in, and just turning up expecting to win, or being afraid of the opposition's reputation is not acceptable.

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