26/01/2019 U10s vs Brixington Blues

Saturday 26th January 2019

09:00am

Archery Club EX85EE

Coaches Report

An early start saw us arrive at the ground to welcomed by the Brixington Chairman. The groundsman was out, rolling the pitch and repainting the lines of the 5 pitches that were to be used that day, a real nice facility and a lovely surface for the West Exe players to eye up a potential semi-final opponent.

The warm up went well with all in good spirits. The focus of the day was to tackle risks head on, not to take the easy option and most importantly not get affected if what ever you try doesn’t work out first time.

We also had a conversation over player positional rotation which we had noticed had reduced somewhat over recent weeks, including the options for the keepers to come out of goal for 1 of their 2 scheduled games.

The morning was a perfect advert for youth football, with both sets of supporters stood amongst each other applauding both teams efforts!

Brixington played very well and had a number of strong players who were good on the ball and protected it very well in tight situations. We overcame this by playing quicker and moving the ball through the thirds with pace and control resulting in some fantastic link up play which lacked a crucial finish; something which Brixington did not struggle with at all. A number of long range finishes catching our keepers off guard with the pace and precision of the strike.

Overall, the points to take away from the day were:

-to take our opportunities to shoot more often

-to ensure we conduct ourselves better when falling behind on the scoreboard

-to continue to play in unfamiliar positions to challenge ourselves.

 

A fantastic day playing a similarly fantastic Brixington team who are a credit to their coaches Darren and Gavin.

08/12/2018 U13s vs Brixington CUP QF

LEAGUE CUP – QUARTER FINAL

WEST EXE YOUTH V BRIXINGTON BLUES u13’s

8th December 2018 KO 10.30am

Due to a boggy pitch at Barton Fields, the match was quickly re-arranged to play at Brixington (at the time they were second in the league). Expectations were high after a brilliant 7-5 win in the previous round against league leaders Moors.

The game started at a frantic pace with good consistent pressure from West Exe with a number of shots being saved or just off target. The deadlock was broken after 24 minutes when Mickie put in a lovely cross from the right wing for Tee to header home. This seemed to spur West Exe on even more with the remainder of the first half being played in Brixington’s half.

HT 1-0

The second half continued in much the same way the first half ended. West Exe looked confident, pushing forward with all players looking for space and to pass the ball. 

The pressure from closing down when West Exe lost the ball resulted in the second goal. James played a superb through ball to Dylan who from the half way line ran to slot a great finish past the diving goalkeeper. West Exe still wanted more and kept up the pressure but were caught on the break. West Exe goalkeeper Thomas was faced with a one on one but stayed on his feet and big (Schmeichel like) to charge down a venomous shot. West Exe again remained cool and on 29 minutes James ran through to make it 3-0.

Final Score 3-0

A quite brilliant game of football with great team spirit. Exactly how a team game should be played Well done everyone.