Chapman-Coombe nets first ever Sidmouth Warriors Under-13s goal in big win

Sidmouth Warriors Under-13 action

Sidmouth Warriors Under-13 action - Credit: Archant

First goal

St Martins 0, Sidmouth Warriors 6

Sidmouth Warriors Under-13s were able to celebrate the end of a long season and with a much deserve promotion to play next season in the top division of the Under-14s in the Exeter and District Youth League.

Playing against the wind in the first half, Warriors seized the initiative fro the first whistle and went on to totally dominate proceedings throughout.

Such was the control that Warriors held that gloves man Perez didn’t have a save to make all first half!

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It was not all one-way traffic though and the Perez inactivity was down to the disciplined and solid line that the midfield an defence put together.

Early pressure saw Silk and Cooke go close before, from a pin-point corner taken by Cooke, Matt Jones who hadn’t scored for three seasons, directed a perfect header into the top corner.!

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This proved to be a game of firsts as Chapman-Coombe headed home the second from another Cooke corner to score his first ever goal for Sidmouth.

The next goal came from the opposite flank with Silk delivering a well flighted corner that Hayman headed powerfully home to give warriors a 3-0 half-time advantage.

After the break the Warriors dominance continued and they really could have scored a hat-full. On another day both Cooke and Gosse could have netted hat-tricks, but the St Martin’s keeper pulled off some great saves.

It took another 20 minutes for the Warriors to increase their lead when a Cooke long throw caused panic in the St Martins box and the ball fell to Chapman-Coombe who struck his second.

McCullin was winning every tackle in midfield and also delivering some excellent tidy passes and with one he found Gosse who, with his unfavoured left foot, struck a 20-yard shot that flew into the top corner!

Five became six when a long-range effort from Cooke was spilled by the keeper into the path of Thomas, who tucked the ball away to complete the scoring.

The second half saw Perez slightly busier and he did have to pull off one outstanding point blank save to keep his well deserved clean sheet. Woodruff and Mead at the back were superb and Sparkes with his speed swept up brilliantly when St Martins did threaten. The final whistle blew on a really pleasing team performance and to end the season on an amazing high for everyone involved in the team. Well Done Boys.

Team; Ollie Perez, Kade Hayman, Ethan Mead, Matt Jones, Tom Woodruff, Joe Buckland, Jack Silk, Toby De Gruchy, Sam Sparkes, James McCullin, Louis Chapman-Coombe, Ben Gosse, Alex Thomas and Tom Cooke.

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