Sidmouth Town’s Scott nets unbreakable record

Scott Hughes (in red) in action for Sidmouth Town.

Scott Hughes (in red) in action for Sidmouth Town. - Credit: Archant

A Sidmouth teenager has netted a spot in the record books by scoring a goal.

Scott Hughes is the first 16-year-old, born this century, to score an official goal in an adult team in the Devon and Exeter League.

The centre forward scored on his debut for Sidmouth Town’s third team against Bampton on April 16.

Scott, a former Sidmouth College pupil, said he felt privileged to hold the record.

He added: “It’s my record and it can’t be broken.


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“The game had 25 to 30 minutes left and we were 1-0 down - that’s when I came on.

“I was quite nervous as it was my first game in men’s football, but I knew, if I could get into a good position, that I might be able to get a chance.

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“I felt relieved as I had just scored on my debut to make the score level, but unfortunately we weren’t able to get the win, even though we created so many chances - but getting one point for the draw is better than none.

“My first game was very enjoyable and one that I will remember for a long time.”

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