Thursday, September 26, 2013
Sidmouth Town 17, Dawlish 2
Town Under-13s took their goal count in two outings to 30 with another clinical performance, writes Mike Garrick.
Already this term the team has passed the goals total for the entire last campaign!
Sam Fernely began the scoring with a second minute goal and the right back went on to register a 15minute hat-trick!
Town had ten by half-time, the pick of the goals being the one from Jack Miller. The other first half scorers were Louis Spalding, Tom Moore, Louis Adey, another by Miller, a penalty cooly slotted home by captain James Emmett and an own goal after tremendous pressure by Matt Salter.
At half-time the coaching team encouraged Sidmouth to keep playing simple football and to spread the ball wide. However, when you are outclassing the opposition to such an extent this is not always easy and at times the football became a bit too direct resulting in the ball being given away a little too easily at times. This allowed Dawlish to break and score two goals, one just after the break and one just before the end.
However, with Matt Salter threading the ball into the gaps for others to chase there were many opportunities on offer for further damage resulting in goals from Luke Spiller (2), Man of the Match Fernley and Spalding, Miller got one more and Adey notched a brace for both players to net hat-tricks.
After these two opening emphatic wins, Sidmouth sit just behind leaders Stoke Hill who they play tomorrow (Saturday).
This will be a much tougher fixture and one where the Vikings need to be at the top of their game.