Golesworthy Cup winners
PUBLISHED: 10:00 22 May 2009 | UPDATED: 09:11 18 June 2010
Sidbury Reserves more than made up for the disappointing display from the first team by lifting the Golesworthy Cup.
Sidbury Reserves more than made up for the disappointing display from the first team the night before as they swept aside a gallant Colaton Raleigh to lift the Golesworthy Cup.After the first team had been disappointed with losing out in the Grandisson Cup final to Colyton on penalties it was left to the second team to restore some pride. Danny Green was the star of the show with a hat-trick that even had the Raleigh players applauding.The rest of the side were not that far behind him as they all turned in excellent performances. Danny has only played a couple of first team games this season as he has been left to enjoy his youth football and develop with the Reserves, but how first team manager Mel Coombs must have wished he had selected him the previous night. The other goal came from Sidbury legend Chris 'Jack' Anning with a stunning free kick.Senior 5Sidbury Utd Res 3-1 Okehampton ResSidbury seconds finished their season with an excellent three points at home to runners up Okehampton. It means they finish fourth and are in with a real chance of promotion as changes will have to be made to the leagues above.It's another tremendous achievement for the club as the second team have always played at the intermediate level and again have broken existing records.Matt Channing opened the scoring early on, firing in from 10 yards. He turned provider 10 minutes later when he set up Mike Pidgeon for a headed goal at the far post.Okehampton pulled one back just before the break, but a strike from Dan Churchill flew into the top corner to leave everyone flabbergasted. It has been a superb end of the season for the seconds, winning 11 of their last 14 games and losing only once. Next Thursday, May 28, Sidbury entertain Sidmouth for the Matt Stiling Memorial Trophy, kick off 6.45pm - a fitting finale to the season for the clubs which have both enjoyed successful seasons.Sidmouth Town 1st XI finished the season with a win over Wellington at home. Manager Paul Ashford has seen a great run from his side. Sidmouth finished 10th in the premier division with only five points separating 10th from sixth - their eight drawn matches costing them dear. They can realistically aim for a top three finish next season - all that is needed, according to Ashford, is week in week out commitment from the squad.
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