Sidmouth Town Under-13s hit top spot after superb success at Stoke Hill

PUBLISHED: 11:02 13 March 2014 | UPDATED: 11:02 13 March 2014

Stoke Hill 1, Sidmouth Town 2

Sidmouth Town Under-13s emerged victorious from the much anticipated top-of-the-table clash with the Exeter side.

The richly deserved success sees Town sit top of the Division Two table.

Town made a high-tempo start and put the home defence under siege for the first ten minutes! There were penalty area thrills and spills aplenty, but the ball would not find its way into the back of the opposition net!

As doubts began to creep in as to whether it might be a day when it all went wrong, the home side, against the run of play, took the lead!

Stung by the set back, Town refused to feel sorry for themselves and, promoted the midfield trio of Tom Moore, Louis Spalding and Ben Goodier, took a foothold in the contest. Louis Adey became a thorn in the Stoke Hill side, but, attack as they did; with as Moore header going close and a Matt Salter shot cannoning back off the frame of the goal, the equaliser was not forthcoming.

During the break the Town youngsters were championed by the coaching staff to keep doing what they were doing and if they did they would surely get just reward!

The coach’s words were prophetic for the equaliser did arrive when Jack Miller rifled a shot home to be promptly buried beneath a cluster of celebrating team mates!

With Salter becoming more prominent on the left and Jacob Rice causing all sorts of problems up front it was no surprise when Rice put Town ahead, being in the right place at the right time after great work from Man of the Match Moore.

Stoke Hill stormed back, but got no change out of a solid Town rear guard in which Oram Bramble, Jay Harris, Toby Garrick, James Emmett and Will Ashby all played with a calmness that belied their years.

The final whistle was greeted with great joy as Town’s place at the top of the table was confirmed.

Other Sport Stories

Yesterday, 18:22

Sidmouth Town were without a game on the third Saturday of January, but once again the weather did its worst to leave only a single game on in the Eastern Division of the South West Peninsula League.

Read more
Yesterday, 13:57

Player registration in the Tolchards Devon League is going on-line for the season ahead, writes Conrad Sutcliffe.

Read more
Yesterday, 09:44

The Sidmouth and Ottery Hockey Club (SOHC) Under-14 girls were in action on Sunday competing in their latest tournament that saw them take on four other teams.

Read more
Yesterday, 09:44

The ladies’ 2nd team shared four goals with hosts Yeovil and Sherborne II and what made the result all the more impressive was that, prior to the game, the home side sported an unbeaten home record, while SOHC travelled to Yeovil having not won away all season and banked two points from their first five away games!

Read more
Yesterday, 09:22

Sidmouth Town boss Josh Stunell was delighted with the performance of teenage midfielder Tyler Wellman in the narrow 2-1 defeat to St Martins in the side’s South West Peninsula League Eastern Division meeting at Manstone Lane.

Read more
Yesterday, 09:21

Exeter Falcons Speedway – yes, the Falcons are still very much ‘alive and kicking’ - are set to stage a fundraising night in Exeter at the end of January.

Read more
Yesterday, 09:21

Sidmouth Cricket Club is back into action for the club’s younger members in terms of preparing for the 2018 season.

Read more
Yesterday, 09:21

Sidmouth men were involved in a most enjoyable – and competitive – match against neighbouring Madeira from Exmouth, writes Carol Smith.

Read more
Fri, 08:05

Fencers from the Sidmouth and East Devon Fencing Club made an impressive start in the first competitions of the new season.

Read more
Fri, 08:05

Sidmouth Running Club members have welcomed over 50 new recruits to the 2018 new year beginners and improvers’ courses, writes Monica Reed.

Read more

Local Weather

Overcast

Overcast

max temp: 12°C

min temp: 8°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

Show Job Lists


Local business directory

Devon's trusted business finder

Find planning applications