Below par Town see off Willand Rovers Reserevs


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Sidmouth Town Reserves continued their unbeaten start to the Macron League Division One season with a 3-0 Manstone Lane win over a youthful Willand Rovers.

Town dominated the early possession and created some excellent chances. However, Will Jenkins ,Scott Hughes and Ben Farrington all failed to hit the target.

At the other end of the pitch, Town glovesman Adam Barrlett looked comfortable between the sticks.

Hughes atoned for his earlier miss by breaking the deadlock, lashing home from close range after a period of sustained pressure.

Callum Cross, the stand-out performer on the day, expertly added a second. However, despite holding a 2-0 lead, the Vikings struggled to perform to their usual standard,

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The second half saw a better attitude as the hosts stepped up a gear, but still something was missing and, despite netting a third through Ferenc Bodor, the whole performance was a laboured one.

Paddy Thomas, a member of the Town management team said post match: “Standards definitely dropped and the players need to accept the criticism and praise with equal measure. They were below par on the whole, but gained three points so that is pleasing. On a day when all three sides won we are satisfied as a club, but you never get complacent in this game.”

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On Saturday (October 8), the Vikings travel to fifth placed Wellington looking to continue this unbeaten start to the new league term.

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