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

Yesterday, 18:27
Wet Wet Wet now appearing at Honiton Football Club. Ref mhsp 0055-01-16SH. Photo Simon Horn

The long wait for some action goes on for Ottery St Mary Reserves.

Read more
Yesterday, 12:28

It’s that time of year when bowling clubs prepare for a new outdoor season and one of the top items on the agenda is usually playing kit and Sidmouth bowlers are set to look resplendent in their new uniform for 2016.

Read more
Yesterday, 09:58
4 Trigs runners head up Peak Hill on Sunday. Ref shsp 06-16SH 0353. Picture: Chris Woodcock.

There was another magnificent turnout for the 16th running of the Four Trigs Challenge, writes Marion Hayman.

Read more
Yesterday, 09:58
Football goalnet. Ref shsp 7216-33-15SH. Picture: Simon Horn

It’s not just the senior footballers who are suffering with a lack of action.

Read more
Yesterday, 09:57

Devon will play a warm-up match against Hampshire in early April at the Ageas Bowl as part of their preparations for the season ahead.

Read more
Yesterday, 09:56
Sidmouth 1st's v Bristol. Byron Fitzgerald. Picture by Paul Clayden

Sidmouth and Ottery Hockey Club (SOHC) teams managed to see action last weekend despite the conditions.

Read more
Yesterday, 09:55
Sidmouth chiefs at home to Cullompton. Ref shsp 03-16TI  9551. Picture: Terry Ife

This coming Saturday, weather permitting, Sidmouth Chiefs travel to Saltash, writes Terry O’Brien.

Read more
Yesterday, 09:55

There was no action for any of the Sidmouth XVs last weekend as the wet weather shut down rugby, football (and even some hockey) across the area.

Read more
Yesterday, 09:55
Football on pitch

Ottery St Mary head for Uplowman on Saturday for a contest between two of the Fresha League Division Fives top five teams.

Read more
Yesterday, 09:55

Sidmouth Town entertain table-topping St Martins at Manstone Lane on Saturday (3pm).

Read more

Local Weather

Rain

Rain

max temp: 7°C

min temp: 4°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

HOT JOBS

Show Job Lists


Local business directory

Devon's trusted business finder

Find planning applications