Bodor hat-trick as Vikings ground Robins

Sidmouth at home to Budleigh. Ref shsp 53-16TI 4620. Picture: Terry Ife

Sidmouth at home to Budleigh. Ref shsp 53-16TI 4620. Picture: Terry Ife - Credit: Archant

Sidmouth Town produced one of their best displays of the season so far as they dominated visiting Budleigh Salterton from first whistle to last on their way to a 4-0 Manstone Lane Boxing Day win.

Ferenc Bodor proved to be the individual star of the show scoring a hat-trick and the other Town goal – arguably the pick of the four – was scored by right back Ollie Binion.

Such was the Town dominance that goalkeeper Robbie Powell hardly had a save to make, though he was involved a lot with the ball at his feet as the Vikings played a slick passing game, building from the back, a tactic that the visiting side had no answer too.

The only surprise for a large Manstone Lane turnout – almost 150 people took in the game – was that it took almost 30 minutes before the first goal arrived with Bodor cutting in from the left wing before drilling the ball home.

The second arrived early in the second half with Bodor again the scorer and the fleet-footed wing man also played a big part in the eye-catching third goal. Budleigh had a corner that was cleared by the Town defence. The ball reached Bodor on the left wing and he galloped away before crossing to the far post where it was met by Ollie Binion who had charged up field in a slick counter attack having been defending the corner seconds before!


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In the final minute Bodor completed his hat-trick.

A delighted Town boss Josh Stunell said: “That was as one-sided a game as I have seen this season.

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“Before the game we reminded the lads that there was a good turnout and so this was a terrific opportunity to put on a show and they delivered in barrel loads!”

As for hat-trick man Bodor, Stunell said: “He [Bodor] is a regular in the club’s second team and we called him up a few times last season. To be honest, in most of those games he did not do what we called him up to do. That was certainly not the case in this game. We felt that they [Budleigh] could be got out down the left and so it was as they were simply unable to cope with his pace.”

On Saturday (December 31), Town host St Martins (2.15pm).

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