Densham delights as Town net five for second Saturday in a row


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Sidmouth Town scored five goals for the second successive Saturday as they brushed aside visiting Galmpton United, beating the South Devon side 5-1 at Manstone Lane.

Just seven days after netting five at Appledore the Vikings were at it again led by the experienced Sean Densham who reminded everybody what a terrific hit man he is as he notched a hat-trick.

It was Densham who fired Town on their way with a couple of goals of similar type – playing on the shoulder of the last defender to capitalise on some less than average defending!

Densham was a thorn in the Glampton side from first whistle to last. The third goal came on the half hour when Will Jenkins slotted a through-ball to the energetic Nathan Antat and Antat, from an acute angle, drilled the ball into the net to send Town in half-time with a three goal lead.

As expected Galmpton threw everything, but the kitchen sink, at Town early in the second half, but the Town defence of Neil Pointing, Ollie Binion, Dexter Booth and Anthony Griffiths were equal to their best efforts. Behind the back four was glovesman Dec Lines who was forced into making several smart stops, even saving a 65th minute penalty!

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When Binion was guilty of a clumsy challenge, Galmpton’s Scott Bowker – son of manager Tony – saw Lines make a fine save. However the ball came back out and Bowker was able to stab it beyond the Town ‘keeper.

The Vikings reacted well and the three goal margin ought to have been restored immediately, but Connor Swingler, through one-on-one with the experienced Kenny Griffiths in the visiting goal, lashed his shot wide.

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With 15 minutes remaining Densham beat the offside trap for the third-time in the game with the same end result – a goal – completing his hat-trick in the process.

Five minutes later Dan Norman was introduced to the game and, with his very first touch, rifled the ball beyond former Torquay United goalkeeper Griffiths to complete the scoring.

Town boss Josh Stunell said: “The score line suggests a comfortable 90 minutes, but it was not that way. We had to work hard – something we did very well – and youthful energy, power and fitness was the major difference on the day.

Sidmouth: Lines, Binion, Pointing, Booth, Griffiths, Armes, Gould, Jenkins, Swingler, Densham (C), Antat. Used subs: Rowe, Evans and Norman. Unused: K.Gould and Jarrett.

Star Man – Shaun Densham.

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