Warriors win well
PUBLISHED: 13:18 26 January 2009 | UPDATED: 12:21 17 June 2010
Sidmouth started well on a small pitch and good link-up play between Jacob Rowe and Alex Stone gave Connor Murphy a chance but his shot was well saved by the Saints keeper.
Sidmouth started well on a small pitch and good link-up play between Jacob Rowe and Alex Stone gave Connor Murphy a chance but his shot was well saved by the Saints' keeper.
Midway through the first half, Sidmouth struck when Stone finished well. Joe Miller in the Sidmouth goal made some fine saves before Olly Jarrett scored to give Sidmouth a two goal lead.
Saints came back and only good defending from Harvey Sargent and Jamie Newbery kept the visitors at bay.
Just before halftime, Saints deservedly got a goal back to ensure a tense second half - an even affair with both keepers making good saves.
Then Rowe was fouled, Sargent crossed the free kick and Newbery met it with a great header that flew into the corner of the net, much to the delight of the supporters, to put his side 3-1 up.
Both teams pushed hard and Miller had to be at his best in goal, but Sidmouth ran out good 3-1 winners.
Warriors 4, Brixington 0
In the second game, Sidmouth were on the attack right from the start and won a corner, Sargent's kick going in off a defender.
Soon afterwards, a good move from Ben Miller, Rowe, Stone and Sargent saw Murphy slide the ball home for a 2-0 lead.
The second half saw Joe Miller and Jarrett set up numerous chances which weren't taken. Eventually two late goals from the Miller brothers saw Sidmouth with a convincing but lacklustre 4-0 win.
By Paul Newbery
Sidmouth Warriors 3, St Martin's 1
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