Thursday, September 26, 2013
Sidmouth Warriors 2, Crediton Youth 1
Sidmouth Warriors 3, Copplestone Cobras 1
Sidmouth Warriors Under-10s hosted league newcomers Crediton and Copplestone in Exeter and District Youth League matches, writes Justin Ashby.
First up against Crediton the game was one that saw both teams fully committed and chances were at a premium at both ends of the pitch.
The home side introduced fresh legs after the break and the tempo increased with the deadlock finally broken when Samuel Rice turned his marker and dispatched a cool finish. New signing Tim Goody added a second from a corner before Crediton pulled one back with the final kick of the game.
Next up Warriors took on an impressive Copplestone side and began brightly, creating some very good scoring opportunities, but missed them all!
It was at the end of a sweeping move that Thomas Rowan slotted home to give the Warriors a well-earned lead.
Copplestone responded with a fine goal of their own to end the half at 1-1.
After the break a half-time pep-talk had clearly done the trick as Warriors, playing with a spring in their step, began to control proceedings and they regained the lead with a clinical Samuel Rice finish after a free-flowing move. Minutes later Joe Ashby slammed home the third to.
This was a hard-fought, high-quality victory and the boys were simply magnificent.