Five-star Vikings all set for more of the same at Bovey Tracey


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Sidmouth Town scored five goals for the second South West Peninsula League Eastern Division matchday in a row as they beat Galmpton United 5-1 at Manstone Lane.

A Sean Densham hat-trick together with goals from Nathan Antat and sub Dan Norman, saw Town to an eighth win of the league campaign.

Town boss Josh Stunell says: “It’s no surprise to me that we have suddenly starting scoring goals.

“We have been threatening to turn teams over for some time. The problem we have had is missing chances and then being punished.

“What’s changed now is that the whole team is working as one. Whereas a couple of months back it was noticeable that four or five were doing the bulk of the work, we now have each one of the 11 players on the pitch buying into the theory of ‘all for one and one for all’. It’s good to see and the dividend it pays is results like we have enjoyed over the past two outings.”

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The Vikings have suddenly found a rich vein of form and can have no fear about their visit to Bovey Tracey this Saturday (January 28).

The South Devon side sit 11th, one place and three points below the Vikings. Both teams have played 23 matches and each will have 10 to play after this latest outing.

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The first meeting between the teams was at Manstone Lane in September when the Vikings won 2-1 with former Tiverton Town striker Joe Bushin scoring the Bovey goal.

Bushin scored a hat-trick in last Saturday’s 5-1 win Bovey enjoyed at Budleigh Salterton.

Stunell says: “We’ll not have any special plans for Joe [Bushin] who is a quality hit man. That said, our defenders are in good form themselves and they’ll go about their work in their usual disciplined fashion, of that I am sure.

“The key to good collective defending is communication and we have been much improved in that particular department of late.”

As for the game at Bovey Tracey, Stunell says: “If we can deliver what we have done for the past two matches then we’ll see another good show, another three points and hopefully another five goals.”

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