Competitive encounter

Sidmouth HC 4th XI 0, Chard 4

Sidmouth travelled to this friendly match in Chard with slightly depleted numbers, writes Andrew Coley.

A mix-up over keeper availability led to captain Brian Woodward playing in goal, while a breakdown en-route meant Nick Smale was unable to make it to the game.

The nine men of Sidmouth played a young home team of 10 players but the visitors were hopeful of a competitive encounter and so it proved to be.

For a long period in the first half, the scores remained level with the likes of Bill Eveleigh, Lee Clayden and Declan West playing well in their respective positions.

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Chard managed to take the lead and extended it twice with two superb reverse stick strikes by their forward.

A disagreement with the umpire led to Simon Price being given a yellow card and Chard were able to score one more before the final whistle.

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