Sidmouth Raiders Under-12s stun table-topping Beacon Knights with late winner

PUBLISHED: 13:58 23 January 2014 | UPDATED: 13:58 23 January 2014

from Left to right back row to front. 
Thomas West, Oliver Jones, Scott Gibson, Matthew Laurenti, Finlay Morgan, Cole Monaghan, Jack Wilson, Isaac James, Glen Sinker, Jamie Wyant, Ben Latham, Archie Rowe, Ben Scrivens, William Lorkin.

from Left to right back row to front. Thomas West, Oliver Jones, Scott Gibson, Matthew Laurenti, Finlay Morgan, Cole Monaghan, Jack Wilson, Isaac James, Glen Sinker, Jamie Wyant, Ben Latham, Archie Rowe, Ben Scrivens, William Lorkin.

Archant

Beacon Knights 2, Sidmouth Raiders 3

Sidmouth Raiders produced an exceptional all-round performance to become only the second team this season to inflict defeat on table-topping Beacon Knights, writes Simon James.

What made the victory all the more remarkable was that it was achieved in conditions that made playing foot ball very difficult with a quality home side that had not been beaten at home all season long, and they came back from being two goals down before bagging a last minute winner!

The game started hard with the home team trying to dominate, stalwart defender Glen Sinker, back in the team after injury soon put pay to the Knights forwards. Scot Gibson’s fantastic left foot got the ball into the Knights half. Matt Laurenti and Will Lorkin demonstrated some superb set pieces, ably backed by Finlay Morgan and Ben Latham. The Knights defence strengthened, the ball broke free and the Knights poached their first goal.

By now the weather was making conditions so difficult that even standing up was a big ask! However, the home team continued surge forward overrunning the Raiders defence and scored again. After some touchline advice from Assistant coaches Craig Morgan and Trevor Lorkin the Raiders regrouped and Jack Wilson scored just before half time.

The youngsters returned to the field, Sidmouth were fired up and confident and the Knights looked rattled by the recent Sidmouth goal. With Ben Scrivens and Thomas West providing their usual stonewall defence, the raiders went to work on the Knights, within a few minutes Sidmouth’s popular Archie Rowe powered in the important equaliser.

Knights hit back hard and seasoned Goalkeeper Isaac James (later named Man of the Match), now ankle deep in mud took a pounding from the frustrated Knights strikers.

Finally in the dying minutes, great team play from Jamie Wyant, Cole Monaghan allowed Jack Wilson to score and win the match for Sidmouth.

0 comments

Other Sport Stories

Yesterday, 12:50

A huge crowd of several thousand turned out on Saturday to enjoy the delightful picturesque setting of Flete Park, near Ermington, where the Dartmoor hosted their point-to-point meeting last Saturday. Race goers were treated to seven competitive races, where the lady jockeys took on the men to win four on the day, writes Donna Harris.

Read more
Yesterday, 10:07

Honiton’s third league match of the season ended in a 3-2 defeat at home by local rivals and early Deon Petanque League pacesetters Ottery St Mary.

Read more
Sunday, April 23, 2017

Sidmouth Chiefs ended their Tribute Western Counties campaign with a 16-9 Blackmore success against visiting Burnham-on-sea.

Read more
Sunday, April 23, 2017

Seaton Cricket Club has significantly strengthened their batting with the signing of Matt Hewer from Sidmouth.

Read more
Thursday, April 20, 2017

Ottery St Mary petanque team continued their superb start to the season with a third successive Devon League victory courtesy of a 3-2 win at Honiton, writes Dave West.

Read more
Thursday, April 20, 2017

You can always tell when a season is coming to a close - or beginning - and the 2016/17 Indoor season was no exception, when it held its annual closing event the ladies versus the gents match, played at the club on Easter Monday, writes Susie Bonnell.

Read more
Thursday, April 20, 2017

Sidmouth Croquet Federation team won their first league match of the season, defeating Nailsea 4-3, writes Richard Thurlow.

Read more
Thursday, April 20, 2017

Sidmouth Town completed a South West Peninsula League Eastern Division double with an Easter 5-2 success over Budleigh Salterton at their Greenway Lane home.

Read more
Thursday, April 20, 2017

Did you know that just about anybody can learn to fish? Fishing really is a four-season leisure pastime, and one of its joys is that in each season there are different and exciting fish to catch.

Read more
Thursday, April 20, 2017

Sidmouth Running Club enjoyed a superb past 12 months.

Read more

Local Weather

Partly Cloudy

Partly Cloudy

max temp: 10°C

min temp: 3°C

Most Read Sport

Great British Life


Great British Life

Useful Links

Family notices
Advertise in the paper
Submit a Story
Submit a Story
Buy Photos
Competitions
iwitness24
Facebook
Twitter
Google Plus Page
Reader Travel

Family Notices 24

Read Online

Image
Read the Sidmouth Herald e-edition E-edition

Newsletter Sign Up

Sign up to receive our regular email newsletter

HOT JOBS

Show Job Lists


Local business directory

Devon's trusted business finder

Find planning applications