Brixington Blues Under-12s came back from being two goals down win their friendly match away at Exeter-based Heavitree Pumas.
Blues, who travelled to the game full of confidence, were caught cold as the home team started with real purpose and energy and their first goal came from a quick attack down the right hand side.
Things got worse for the visitors for, before Blues could regroup, the home side doubled their lead with a header from a corner.
For the travelling Blues faithful, at this stage, the thoughts were just how many the team might concede!
However, and much to their credit, the Blues players did not let the situation get to them and they settled into the contest and began to move the ball around the pitch with real confidence.
The deficit was halved when Theo Wright played the ball out of defence to Jack Gibbins and he, in turn, slid the ball through the middle for Riley Gibson to muscle his way thought the heart of the home defence before rifling the ball into the roof of the net!
Boosted by the goal, Blues stayed on the front foot and levelled things up when Jack G picked the ball up in the middle of the park and found himself in lots of space before striking a sweet shot that gave the keeper no chance. With blues now dominating in midfield and keeping things tight at the back, it was no surprise when Jack G popped up again in the middle of the park and with almost an identical strike, he fired Blues into a 3-2 lead that they took into the break.
Blues were prepared for the home team to come back at them after the break and had it not been for some great defending and superb handling by goalkeeping by Ethan Gibson, they may well have got a goal back.
Blues continued to press with some great wide play on both wings and they completed the comeback and secured the win when a diagonal ball found Riley G out on the left, he drove at the defence and shot from an angle hitting the goalie on its way into the far corner of the net. Blues then held on to take another division one scalp with what was, an excellent all-round performance.
The Blues Player of the Match award went to Jack Gibbins with his two wonderful goals as well as putting in what was a really dominant display in midfield.
The game was played in a great spirit and both teams showed some great sportsmanship.