Dorman double as upwardly mobile Vikings win again on the road.
Clyst Valley 2, Sidmouth 6 Sidmouth continued their good recent run of form with a fine all-round performance.
They had to come from behind though to enjoy the fruits of their eventual success!
They were undone in the early stages by a long down-field ball that was latched onto by the home centre forward to finish with aplomb.
Undaunted, Town got straight back onto the front foot and parity was restored within minutes when Tom Perryman got on the end of a sweeping passing move and applied the finish.
Further goals followed from Kev Dorman and an Anthony Griffiths header with assists from Perryman to send the Vikings into the break with a 3-1 advantage.
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The home side made a bright start to the second half, but Town’s defence stood firm. A three goal cushion was opened up when Tim Lister, later named Town Man of the Match, struck a sweet volley.
Valley were not finished though and hit back with two quick goals. However, once again Town refused to be knocked out of their stride and sealed victory with goals from, Mark Burdus and Kev Dorman, the latter’s second of then contest completing then scoring. Delighted team boss Nick Ogden said: “Collectively we were different class and we carried on where we had left off the week before. The players are all now showing great attitude and consistency. Tim (Lister) started out of position at full-back and was outstanding throughout. Factor in the sharpness in front of goal and the undoubted fitness throughout the squad and you can see why we won so comfortably. I firmly believe we can win all our remaining games, and now I see the players believing it to. The progress we have made has been fantastic and we are all buzzing, itching for the games to come thick and fast.”
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On Saturday Town play a fifth successive away game with a trip to basement dwellers Uplowman. Ogden urged caution throughout his team saying: “They are a much better team than a bottom billing suggests, and they have games in hand. We need to keep our focus”.