Thursday, September 19, 2013
Sidmouth Town welcome back Tony Cox for the trip to Galmpton tomorrow (Saturday), writes Steve Birley.
Cox was injured in the 2-0 win over Axminster and missed last week’s 1-1 draw at Teignmouth.
His return is timely as the Vikings head for Galmpton without Andy Lord and ANDY Isaac who are both at a wedding whilst Nick Gingell has golfing commitments.
Galmpton have 15-goal Dan Rankin, the South West Peninsula League’s top scorer, in their ranks, but Vikings boss Paddy Thomas has a plan to stop the hit man adding to his impressive tally.
He said: “Alex Raistrick has been in great form so far this season and we’ll give him the job of looking to keep Rankin quiet. I have every confidence in him being able to do that.”
Galmpton’s six league games so far this season have produced no fewer than 37 goals and Thomas is clear about one thing: “If we are as wasteful in front of goal at Galmpton as we were at Teignmouth then we may have a problem.”
Town are unbeaten away from Manstone Lane this term having won at Alphington and drawn at Teignmouth.