White at the double as young Blues start new season with win
PUBLISHED: 14:44 09 September 2014 | UPDATED: 14:44 09 September 2014
After a very encouraging pre-season, Brixington Blues took a near full squad for the long away trip to Crediton for the first game of a new Exeter and District Youth League campaign, writes Alan Diprose.
As Crediton were newly promoted, Blues did not know what to expect, but decided to attack their opponents from the first whistle.
Finnley Doyle-Stott proved to be a real handful up front for the hosts and he, Sam Diprose and Will White were quickly into their stride.
Matthew Rye and captain Scott Simpson-Currie looked solid in defence, whilst Luke Buck continued his great form with some solid tackling.
Blues made the breakthrough after 15 minutes when Sam Diprose fired past the Crediton keeper.
The home side levelled five minutes later before Finnley Doyle-Stott had a good turn and shot go just wide. Just before the break Sam Diprose had his goal bound shot cleared off the line.
In the second half Owen Shaw came close to giving Blues the lead and then Max Rickards had a chance too after good work from Tom Humphrey and Jake Diprose.
Doyle-Stott and White were returned to the action 15 minutes into the second period and their introcution changed the flow of the game with Doyle-Stott firing Blues back into the lead.
Once again the home side levelled, but then White took charge with a quick-fire double to give Blues a winning start.
Will Cooper in goal coped well with the small amount of action that he had, but like his team mates looked very smart in the new kit sponsored by Mark McCready of Stanley Tools.