Thursday, December 5, 2013
Sidmouth Town 14, Pinhoe Sharks 0
Sidmouth Town Under-13s were in a mean mood as they tore into the visiting Exeter side.
Then team produced collective an awesome display, made all the more impressive when considering that a number of key players including the captain and goalkeeper were not present!
The die was cast for a powerful goal-laden show with a first minute goal courtesy of a Louis Spalding header from a Tom Moore corner.
Moore then rose above the glovesman to double the lead and, for the following 20 minutes it became the ‘two Louis’s show with Louis Spalding and Louis Adey both going on to net first half hat-tricks!
The pick of these goals was a sublime turn and shot into the top corner by Adey and an excellent team move involving Matt Salter, Ben Goodier and Luke Spiller with a great finish by Spalding.
The tireless Jay Harris finished from the edge of the box to complete the first half scoring and send Town into the break with a 9-0 lead.
In the second half Pinhoe came into the game more and both temporary glovesman, Sam Fernly and later Tom Moore, took their duties very seriously and refused to be beaten.
In front of them, Ollie Truman was his usual cool, calm self and made it difficult for the Sharks’ attackers. Before taking over in goal Moore showed his prowess at the other end of the pitch when he turned in the opposition penalty area and finished in the corner. Man of the Match Spalding scored his fifth when he chased a through ball and slotted the ball into the corner. Ben Goodier then finished from the edge of the box before Adey was unceremoniously upended in the box with Salter scoring the resultant penalty. Goal number fourteen was a peach of a strike by Toby Garrick into the top corner.
So the Vikings march on relentlessly. Another outstanding team performance coupled with clinical finishing.
Tomorrow (Saturday) sees the team play the first of three consecutive away games, when they travel to meet Beacon Knights.