Sidmouth Warriors Under-11s edged out in thriller with Twyford Spartans

PUBLISHED: 11:36 02 October 2014 | UPDATED: 11:36 02 October 2014

Sidmouth Warriors Under-11s were edged out by the odd goal in five after a titanic encounter with Twyford Sparatans.

Warriors matched the confident Tiverton side, but fell behind to an excellent long-range strike. Worse was to come on the stroke of half-time when a Twyford corner was headed in by a green shirt for an own goal!

It was the conclusion to a bizarre first half where the Warriors’ keeper hadn’t made a save and two one-on-ones chances had gone begging at the opposite end of the pitch!

The second half saw the Warriors make an immediate impact with Tim Goody halving the deficit with a low drive.

Boosted by the goal Warriors went in search of an equaliser. The goal did duly arrive, but it was the creation of it, as much as the execution, that got the home faithful jumping about!

Keeper George Wheeler fed sweeper Benedict Teague who moved the ball into Joe Ashby in midfield and then on to striker Tim Goody. Goody slipped the ball to the right wing and Samuel Rice weaved his way down the line before delivering an inch-perfect cross that young Ashby met with his forehead to nod into the back of the net!

The home support were in raptures, but there was to be no happy ending for Twyford weathered the Warriors bid to bag a third and claimed it themselves after a last minute goal mouth scramble!

The result naturally disappointed the Warriors. However, their fight back fro 2-0 down was something the herald and the contribution they made to a high class contest will stand them in good stead for the matches to come.

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