Sidmouth Town serve up Easter special as derby is won in style

09:41 21 April 2014

Action between Sidmouth and Budleigh Salterton at the Manstone ground on Good Friday. Photo by Simon Horn. Ref shsp 9783-17-14SH To order your copy of this photograph go to and click on Photo Orders

Action between Sidmouth and Budleigh Salterton at the Manstone ground on Good Friday. Photo by Simon Horn. Ref shsp 9783-17-14SH To order your copy of this photograph go to and click on Photo Orders


Sidmouth Town 3, Budleigh Salterton 1

The Vikings served up a Good Friday feast of the unexpected kind for the Manstone Lane faithful as they saw off the visit of high-flying Budleigh Salterton to bag a rare South West Peninsual League, Eastern Division Three points.

Town went into the game looking to end a miserable sequence of six successive league reversals whilst the visitors pitched up in confident mood having won their previous outing 5-1 and having scored 33 in their twelve away league outings this term.

The home side made a bright and confident start with Andy Isaacs and Jake Boyland prominent.

However, the side’s nemesis this season has been their inability to make pressure pay and once again they suffered an early setback with Budleigh scoring with their first attack!

The Vikings were visibly shaken but kept their heads up and worked themselves back into the game. Andrew Thompson went close before Alex Raistrick forced the visiting gloves man to make a smart save as the equaliser was sought. It arrived seven minutes before the break and was no more than the home side deserved for their endeavours.

The lively Boyland was the scorer and his goal sent the Vikings intro the break all square.

The second half saw an even contest with Jack Burgess making a great save and his opposite number keeping a Greg Chaplin header out.

It was a touch of class from local lad Andrew Thompson that effectively sealed the game as he rifled in a shot from 25-yards that had the Budleigh keeper grasping at fresh air as it flew past him!

Budleigh rallied, but got little change out of the Town defence of Farringdon, Tarr, Griffiths and Thomas who shut up shot to great effect and, fro this secure foundation, it enabled Town to move forward with confident and the points were sealed five minutes from time by a superb finish from Raistrick.

A delighted Town boss Paddy Thomas said: “This was a massive result for the team. Its just reward for the amount of work that goes on, often unseen, to get things ready for match days and the victory must be dedicated to those people who do the all-important jobs around the club. I have been critical of my team this season when it has been clear to me that we have let our supporters down. However, the team deserve all the credit today for, in front of an expectant large crowd they delivered the goods.

Budleigh are a decent side with youth and pace and we faced it and dealt with their threat very well. Now we need to see more of the same.”

Tomorrow (Saturday) the Vikings head for a swift return with Budleigh Salterton at their Greenway Lane home (3pm).


Welcome , please leave your message below.

Optional - JPG files only
Optional - MP3 files only
Optional - 3GP, AVI, MOV, MPG or WMV files

Please log in to leave a comment and share your views with other Sidmouth Herald visitors.

We enable people to post comments with the aim of encouraging open debate.

Only people who register and sign up to our terms and conditions can post comments. These terms and conditions explain our house rules and legal guidelines.

Comments are not edited by Sidmouth Herald staff prior to publication but may be automatically filtered.

If you have a complaint about a comment please contact us by clicking on the Report This Comment button next to the comment.

Not a member yet?

Register to create your own unique Sidmouth Herald account for free.

Signing up is free, quick and easy and offers you the chance to add comments, personalise the site with local information picked just for you, and more.

Sign up now

Other Sport Stories

East Devon Hunt's Point to Point event. Photo by Simon Horn. Ref shsp 10 1192-10-11SH

The Devon and Cornwall area got the new British point-to-point season under way at Black Forest Lodge on the final Sunday of November in blustery, but dry conditions, writes Granville Taylor.

Read more

There was a full programme of Honiton Netball League Division One action last week, writes Graham Ingram.

Read more
Colyton Grammar School Under-16 netball team

Colyton Grammar School’s netball teams have had a good start to their netball season by winning through to the County finals in all age groups.

Read more
Yesterday, 17:51
Trophy winners at the Devon and Somerset Gliding Club awards

The annual presentation of trophies followed the AGM on Saturday evening at Devon and Somerset Gliding Club, writes Jill Harmer.

Read more
Sunday, November 29, 2015
Football generic picture

Sidmouth Town Under-15s defeated visiting West Exe Rangers by the odd goal in seven.

Read more
Sunday, November 29, 2015
Swimming pool

Failure to attend a gala at a venue nominated by the National Arena Swimming League Western Division has resulted in punitive maximum fines of £500 being applied to five swimming clubs, writes Ian Lang.

Read more
Friday, November 27, 2015
Sidmouth RFC Under-8s

Sidmouth Under-8s travelled to South Devon to take on hosts Teignmouth for their latest action.

Read more
Friday, November 27, 2015
ssp week 48 sailing Lisa Craig wins most improved female.

Saturday evening saw the members of Sidmouth Sailing Club gather together with friends and family for their annual Trophy Night held at the Port Royal.

Read more
Friday, November 27, 2015
Sidmouth Bowls Clubs Ann England organised a celebration presentation evening for the 27 members who played in the Sunset Umbrella during the Outdoor season.

Sidmouth Bowling Club was honoured to receive a visit from the president of the Devon County Ladies Indoor Bowling Association (DCLIBA) and her team, write Jenny Fricker and Ron Cook.

Read more
Friday, November 27, 2015
Sidbury Utd suffered a home defeat by two goals to nil by Chard 2nds. Ref shsp 5571-44-15TI. Picture: Terry Ife

Followers of Sidbury United would have been forgiven for a rendition of: “Crisis, what crisis?”, after their teams 2-0 win at high-flying Honiton Town in last weekend’s Fresha League meeting.

Read more

Local Weather



max temp: 13°C

min temp: 11°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
Google Plus Page
Reader Travel

Family Notices 24

Read Online

Read the Sidmouth Herald e-edition E-edition

Find a job in Sidmouth

Local business directory

Devon's trusted business finder

Find planning applications