Watts stars as Brixington Blues U16s net eight against Moors Youth

Brixington Blues U16 player Adam Watts in the thick of the action against Moors. Picture: DAVE HAGGE

Brixington Blues U16 player Adam Watts in the thick of the action against Moors. Picture: DAVE HAGGERTY - Credit: Archant

Brixington Blues Under-16s were 8-2 winners when they entertained Moors in a pre-season friendly game.

Brixington Blues U16 player Adam Watts in the thick of the action against Moors. Picture: DAVE HAGGE

Brixington Blues U16 player Adam Watts in the thick of the action against Moors. Picture: DAVE HAGGERTY - Credit: Archant

Just five minutes into the contest Blues were ahead and it was a fine passing move that set it up!

Skipper Jake Haggerty, Adam Watts, Luke Paramore and Oliver Bradley were all involved prior to Bradley applying a polished finish.

Moors hit back, but were denied by excellent defensive work from Zac Tilley and Haydon Simpson.

Indeed, it was from a Simpson tackle that the ball was played to Haydon Simpson. Ashton beck and Ethan Hawes were also involved prior to Jack Drew-Cull crossing for Paramore to make it 2-0.

Brixington Blues U16 player Adam Watts in the thick of the action against Moors. Picture: DAVE HAGGE

Brixington Blues U16 player Adam Watts in the thick of the action against Moors. Picture: DAVE HAGGERTY - Credit: Archant


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The third goal was fashioned initially from a clever defensive block by Makan Coulibaly and, as play switched to the other end of the pitch, Drew-Cull tucked the ball home from close range to make it 3-0.

Moors pulled a goal back, but the three-goal margin was restored when a Louis Vinnicombe-Ford effort was turned wide by the Moors glovesman for a corner and, when the ball was delivered by Paramore into the area it beat everyone and ended up in the back of the net!

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Moors were denied an early second half goal by a stunning save from Blues goalkeeper Russ Bracey.

Play quickly switched to the other end of the pitch where an Adam Watts and Luke Paramore exchange of passes ended with Drew-Cull making it 5-1.

A neat move involving Beck, Simpson, Haggerty and Paramore ended with Drew-Cull rifling home to complete his hat-trick.

Six became seven when Watts switched play to Hawes and he provided the assist which enabled Paramore to complete his hat-trick.

Moors kept plugging away and deserved the second goal they scored late on, but a confident Blues had the final say in the contest with a Coulibaly, Haggerty and Bradley combination ending with Vinnicombe-Ford tucking the ball home to make it 8-2.

The Blues’ Man of the Match award went to Adam Watts.

The Blues’ management team of Dave Haggerty, Chris Drew-Cull and Steve Paramore were clearly delighted with their side’s efforts and Blues U16s certainly look like being a force to be reckoned with in the coming league season.

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