Sidmouth Warriors Under-9s learn a tough lesson about how cruel football can be

07:39 07 March 2014

Sidmouth Raiders U9

Sidmouth Raiders U9

Archant

Sidmouth Warriors 1, Heavitree Bulls 2

Sidmouth Warriors 4, Heavitree Tigers 0

Sidmouth Warriors Under-9s endured mixed fortunes in two meetings with Exeter opposition and also learned a hard lesson in then process, writes Chris Roberts.

First up against the Bulls the Warriors were caught napping at an throw-in the opening stages and it resulted in the Exeter side scoring with a firm header. Warriors quickly regrouped and got onto the front foot with much of the positive play orchestrated by the inspirational Freddie Eul-barker in the centre of midfield and some dazzling wing play by Ewan Badcock and the goal scoring opportunities started to come. However, owing to some resilient defending the Bulls held out to half-time.

After the break the Warriors returned to the offensive and began to pepper the Bulls goal with shots. The equaliser came by a sweetly struck left foot shot from Charlie Roberts. This inspired the Warriors to push on for a winner, but they were continually thwarted by the Bulls defence. Warriors where committing more and more players forward and were left at the mercy of swift counter attacks that saw stand-in centre half Oliver Beech and gloves man Freddie Roberts coming to their rescue on a number of occasions. Warriors did eventually get the ball into the Bulls net again but the ‘goal’ was ruled out by the match official. It was still the Warriors pressing, but in the final minute they were undone and Bulls scored the winning goal with what proved to be then very last kick of the game! The players were clapped off by some very appreciative supporters. What this particular result does prove is that in football you don’t always get what you deserve!

The second game saw Warriors make a sheepish start as they came to terms with the harsh result earlier. However, once they got into their stride they took charge and their slick passing game was evident. Charlie Roberts bagged a brace and other goals were scored by Ewan Badcock and Gabriel Roberts as they sealed a 4-0 success.

0 comments

Other Sport Stories

09:56
N1 Tri club member Lisa Braunton who did  so well at the Cotswold Classic Middle  (half iron) meeting

If there was a prize for the N1 Tri Club member who had challenged themselves the most this year, it would surely go to Lisa Braunton, writes Ellie Dominey.

Read more
Yesterday, 20:12

Beer Albion Reserves kicked off their 2016/7 league campaign with a rousing 6-2 win over Newton St. Cyres writes Richard Honnor.

Read more
Yesterday, 10:37
Harrry Tincknell in action during the 4 Hours of Le Castellet race

Harry Tincknell is already planning to retake the lead in the European Le Mans Series standings next month after he lost his points advantage in France over the weekend.

Read more
Friday, August 26, 2016
Sidmouth Town played Alphington at the weekend. Ref shsp 34-16AW 3975. Picture: Alex Walton.

Sidmouth Town manager Josh Stunell had his misfiring side in for a heart-to-heart last night (Thursday) in a bid to sort out a disappointing start to the new campaign that has seen the Vikings lose three of their first four games.

Read more
Thursday, August 25, 2016
Sidmouth Town played Alphington at the weekend. Ref shsp 34-16AW 3986. Picture: Alex Walton.

Sidmouth Town went down to a single goal defeat in their home meeting with Alphington.

Read more
Thursday, August 25, 2016
Golf Ball.

On Sunday, Sidmouth Golf Club members played a 36-hole competition for the Scratch and Handicap Cups, writes John Barnard.

Read more
Thursday, August 25, 2016
Newton Poppleford sponsor picture

Newton Poppleford have been working hard off the pitch during the summer to bring sponsorship to the club.

Read more
Thursday, August 25, 2016
Golf generic picture

Mark Thomas won the Sidmouth Jewellers Friday stableford with the relatively low score of 37 points, reflecting the difficulty of playing conditions, writes John Barnard.

Read more
Thursday, August 25, 2016
Football goalnet. Ref shsp 7216-33-15SH. Picture: Simon Horn

Sidmouth Town Junior Vikings Under-15s are continuing their search for additional players to join them for the new season.

Read more
Thursday, August 25, 2016
Sidmouth bowler Kyle Brockley playing against Plymouth at the Fortfield. Ref shsp 33-16SH 5718. Picture: Simon Horn.

Liam Lewis hit an unbeaten century as Sidmouth walloped relegated Brixham by 238 runs to win the Tolchards Devon League Premier Division title with two games to spare, writes Conrad Sutcliffe.

Read more

Local Weather

Partly Cloudy

Partly Cloudy

max temp: 19°C

min temp: 14°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


HOT JOBS

Show Job Lists


Local business directory

Devon's trusted business finder

Find planning applications