New club targets PGSOB to get back on track

19:07 25 January 2013

Sidmouth and Ottery Men

Sidmouth and Ottery Men's first hockey team at home to Taunton Vale A. Photo by Terry Ife shsp 6791-04-13TI To order your copy of this photograph go to www.sidmouthherald.co.uk and click on myphotos24

Archant

Sidmouth and Ottery 2, Taunton Vale 3

On the back of a decent run of form, taking 10 points from a possible 12, Sidmouth and Ottery were understandably confident of giving a good account of themselves versus Taunton Vale A last weekend, writes Peter Baker.

Fielding a familiar looking lineup, welcoming back Duncan Gracie into midfield, the home side enjoyed the best of the opening exchanges and looked much the more likely to score. However, it was Taunton Vale that took the lead with a soft shot which crept in between goalkeeper Jonty Hoar and his near post.

The visitors doubled their lead when a quick counter attack caught the home side out much against the run of play.

With a number of other games cancelled owing to the inclement weather, a hardy crowd took to the sideline to cheer the home side on. Buoyed by this, a determined looking SOHC team took the game to Taunton in the second half. Nursing a groin strain, but soldiering on nonetheless Peter Baker was not his usual mobile self, but still looked a threat on the left. Not to be outdone by young Baker, Scott Rowson shone, having made the right half position his own, creating space and opening up the pitch with some well-weighted passes.

In recent weeks, SOHC have really honed their short corner routine and reduced the deficit via a set play with Andrew Welch popping up to scramble the ball home. James Harris made it 2-2 from another short corner – his first league goal of the season – with a handy drag flick.

Mention must go to Sam King and Mikey Bell who, despite their tender years, continue to cause defences problems and are without doubt stars of the future.

Having taken some time to come together as a group, the team is now settled and have all become mates. The bond is clear for all to see and has been reflected in recent results.

That said, the enjoyable run of form suffered a hopefully momentary setback with Taunton grabbing a third goal and running out the fortunate winners in a keenly contested and good spirited game.

SOHC travel to Plymouth this week to take on PGSOB.

Other Sport Stories

Yesterday, 10:51
Sidmouth III skipper David Watkins hits out

Hugely strengthened by returning players and the surprise inclusion of the 2nd XI’s leading wicket- taker, Sidmouth 3rd XI raced to their second win of the campaign at Bradninch.

Read more
Sunday, June 26, 2016

There are just three weeks remaining in the Honiton Summer Netball League campaign, writes Graham Ingram.

Read more
Saturday, June 25, 2016
Golf generic picture

Unfortunatly, Sidmouth Ladies were unable to play this week due to the sea mist!, writes Maria Clapp.

Read more
Saturday, June 25, 2016
Golf generic picture

The Charles Stanley Monday Stableford was won this week by John Jones who scored 39 points, writes John Barnard.

Read more
Saturday, June 25, 2016
golf generic picture

The Sidmouth Jewellers Friday stableford was won impressively this week, by Aston Puckey, writes John Barnard.

Read more
Saturday, June 25, 2016
Wood Driver by Golf Ball June 2000

The second round of the Emerton Court for Sidmouth Golf Club was played this week by Sidmouth Golf Club, writes John Barnard.

Read more
Saturday, June 25, 2016
Looking out from a cricket scorers position

Not even the best attempts of an English ‘summer’ can dampen the growing confidence of Ottery St Mary U11 cricket team as their season goes from strength to strength with another victory.

Read more
Saturday, June 25, 2016

Sidbury Under-10 softball team were 10-run winners when they travelled to Mid Devon to take on Sampford Peverell.

Read more
Saturday, June 25, 2016
Cricket

Sidmouth II continued their domination of the Tolchards Devon League 2nd XI Premier Division, strengthening their grip on top spot with an emphatic seven wicket win at Plympton.

Read more
Saturday, June 25, 2016

Sidmouth are the new leaders in the Premier Division after wrapping up a nine-wicket win over bottom side Brixham in double-quick time, writes Conrad Sutcliffe.

Read more

Local Weather

Rain

Rain

max temp: 17°C

min temp: 12°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