Raring to go against Elmore
PUBLISHED: 15:47 03 February 2012
Sidmouth Town Res 1, Honiton Town 1
Sidmouth extended their unbeaten run to four games but were disappointed with a draw against an in-form Honiton Town.
They started well and carried the game to the visitors with some good build up play and it was no surprise when Tom Perryman followed up a save from the keeper to put them ahead.
Several clear-cut chances went begging as they totally dominated the game but some slack finishing and good saves from the keeper meant it was 1-0 at half time.
The second half started in the same style with a couple of early chances going begging and one scramble from a corner hitting the bar. Credit to Honiton who improved greatly in the second half and were showing more in attack and, on 65 minutes they equalised from a long ball out of the defence that Sidmouth failed to clear. The Vikings continued to push but just couldn’t find the winner they deserved.
Manager Nick Ogden said: "We wanted to start well and we did. I thought when we scored we would batter them. Our failure to kill them off at 1-0 came back and bit us on the behind. Having said that, we are improving every week and these players are their own biggest critics -they weren't happy with dropping two points.
“If we can marry up work rate with quality play we will become a very good side. I believe in the lads, now they must believe in themselves. Manof the Match Jack Knight made an impressive debut and will be key to providing the ammo for the strikers.".
Sidmouth Reserves play Elmore away on Saturday.
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