Bright young stars turn on the style

PUBLISHED: 09:00 16 February 2008 | UPDATED: 10:23 17 June 2010

Dan Churchill, Russ Coombs and Matt Rasmussen.

Dan Churchill, Russ Coombs and Matt Rasmussen.

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A professional display from the Seagulls was how Manager Mel Coombs described his side's victory last Saturday. St Loye's are always an unpredictable team and have had some indifferent results this season.

A professional display from the Seagulls was how Manager Mel Coombs described his side's victory last Saturday.St Loye's are always an unpredictable team and have had some indifferent results this season. Even the Exeter side had to admit they were outclassed on this occasion. Despite the scoreline Sidbury were still made to work hard for their win, the difference being the way Sidbury kept the ball on the deck.The first goal came from Matt Rasmussen who fired in an unbelievable strike from 25 yards. Rasmussen has now begun to hit the target on a regular basis again after a stop-start season so far, Peter Grover was next to score minutes later when he fired across the keeper. Keiron Fayter-Small added the third, heading home a superb free kick from Sidmouth Town target Ben Clay. Dan Churchill scored minutes later to send his side 4-0 up at the break when he slammed home from six yards following a goalmouth scramble.The second half saw a rare goal from Sidbury's playmaker Steve Popham, who found himself in the six yard box when the ball came back off the keeper from a Churchill strike. The sixth goal resulted from another superb passage of play that involved most of the team. Russ Coombs finished with a strike into the bottom left corner of the net.Manager Mel Coombs said: "I was pleased with the way the lads responded after last week's dismal display at Civil Service. I had a bit of a go at them before the game and they turned in a workmanlike performance, with some well constructed goals. We've had quite a bit of interest from clubs enquiring after our players which is good in one aspect because it shows we are doing the right things at this football club."The other aspect is that it could be unsettling for the side as we enter the crucial part of the season. We hope we can make the promotion places that could see the club back in Senior One for the first time since the late '80s. With a more positive outlook who knows where this squad of talented players could take us?"Squad: J Burgess, S Coombs, R Bacon, B Woolley, B Clay, D Churchill, S Popham, K F-Small, P Grover, M Rasmussen, R Coombs. Subs used, D Seldon, K Dorman, J Webber Keiron Fayter-Small and Russell Coombs were voted Star Men on the day.Att: 40On Sunday Sidbury won their Morrison Bell Cup tie at home to East Budleigh 2-0. The scorers were Russell Coombs and Matt Rasmussen.This Saturday the first team is at home to Newtown while the second team is away at Dawlish Utd.Both matches kick off at 3pm.SIDBURY SCORERS: Dan Churchill, Russell Coombs and Matt Rasmussen are at the heart of a spirited young 1st XI.Pics: contributed.

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