Tricker spot on as Town draw at Brixham

PUBLISHED: 10:13 01 December 2017 | UPDATED: 10:13 01 December 2017

Honiton 2nds at home to East Budleigh. Ref mhsp 40-16TI 9156. Picture: Terry Ife

Honiton 2nds at home to East Budleigh. Ref mhsp 40-16TI 9156. Picture: Terry Ife

Archant

Sidmouth Town returned from their latest South West Peninsula League Eastern Division trip to Brixham with a share of the spoils in a 1-1 draw.

Town made a bright start and dominated possession for the opening 20 minutes.

The impressive Connor Swingler and Jordan Bastin both went close to scoring after going on mazy runs.

The best of the chances that Town created fell to Rob Knight, but his sweet strike cannoned back off the foot of the post.

half-time arrived with the game still seeking its first goal.

Whatever was said in the home dressing room during the break clearly worked as Brixham seemed to have an extra yard in their step from the restart.

They should have broken the deadlock on the hour mark, but were denied by a splendid save by Town glovesman Dan Stapleton.

Town could, perhaps should, have opened the scoring in the 70th minute!

Nathan Antat, normally so clinical in front of goal, found himself through one-on-one with the home goalkeeper, but the Town player stumbled at the crucial point and that gave the glovesman time to make a comfortable save.

Two minutes later Brixham went ahead when a defence-splitting pass was neatly tucked away.

Town were quick to respond and were soon back on the front foot ans swiftly into attack ent immediately on the attack with wing backs Antat and Ollie Binion causing the hosts all kinds of problems.

With 10 minutes remaining the outstanding Binion was hauled down in the area.

Normal penalty taker Tyler Wellman passed up the opportunity to make a name for himself and handed the responsibility over to Tom Tricker, who calmly rifled the ball home.

Town went in search of a winner and Bastin was a whisker away before, at the opposite end of the pitch, a wonderful last-minute save by Dan Stapleton left honours even.

Other Sport Stories

Yesterday, 12:10

Tipton’s match with Yarcombe and Stockland had a strange start, writes Phil Wright.

Read more
Yesterday, 12:09

In just nineteen short seasons, the ‘Cases’ Somerset Rebels have come from being the newest club in British Speedway, competing in the then Conference League, to the brink of a shot at the league title in the top domestic tier of the sport, writes Dave Thompson.

Read more
Yesterday, 12:07

Sidmouth Raiders Under-15s powered their way to a 5-1 win over Stoke Hill when the side’s met to contest an Exeter and District Youth League meeting.

Read more
Yesterday, 12:07

Sidmouth Town became the first side to deny Bovey Tracey all three points in a South West Peninsula League Eastern Division match this season when the sides shared six goals in a midweek floodlit thriller at Manstone Lane.

Read more
Yesterday, 12:01

The Ottery St Mary outdoor season came to a close last Sunday (September 16), writes Michael Smith.

Read more
Yesterday, 11:30

Sidmouth Warriors Under-13s were 1-0 winners when they travelled to Dawlish for their latest Exeter and District Youth League match.

Read more
Yesterday, 09:32

Sidmouth never quite reproduced the sparkling form they have shown in their two games on the Blackmore, but they were still good enough to come away from St Austell with a 20-13 victory, writes Clive Dwerryhouse.

Read more
Yesterday, 09:31

The golfing season starts in customary style with the captains’ drive-in and outgoing captains’ putt-out, writes Hugh Dorliac.

Read more
Yesterday, 09:29

Sidmouth Town Reserves were undone 4-1 on their visit to Exeter to face Heavitree United Reserves in a Macron Division One game.

Read more
Yesterday, 09:28

Beer Reserves were beaten 4-2 when they travelled into Exeter to face University Fourths in a Macron League Division Three match.

Read more

Local Weather

Heavy Showers

Heavy Showers

max temp: 16°C

min temp: 9°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

Sidmouth Herald twice-weekly newsletter
Sign up to receive our regular email newsletter

Our Privacy Policy


Show Job Lists


Find planning applications