Future looks bright for Sidbury
Sidbury Utd 4, Culm Utd 1
Despite Sidbury having to shuffle their side for this late rearranged match, they still picked up their fourth win from five matches and continued their unbeaten start to the season.
Players out of position included top scorer Dave Green who offered to play in midfield and it took the side a while to bed in.
Sidbury opened the scoring in the 28th minute when Mike Benyon’s sublime through ball fell to Sam Elstub who broke the off side trap and poked the ball past the on rushing keeper.
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It was a different story after the break as Sidbury blew Culm away.
Sidbury made it 2-0 when Danny Green laid the ball to his brother Dave who ran onto the ball from midfield and scored his eighth of the season.
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Six minutes later Ash Small slid in Danny Green down the right hand side, who drove in a cross for Elstub to volley in from six yards. Culm pushed on but couldn’t get in behind Drew’s Man of the Match Richard Bacon who did a fantastic job at centre half.
They did get a goal in the 67th minute though when a back pass found keeper Harvey who had too many touches, slipped and left the forward with a tap in.
Sidbury were creating chance after chance and got a fourth goal when sub Paul Beacham finished with a cheeky little dink from five yards after a good cameo performance.
Manager Jez Schofield said: “We were average first half and trying to play killer balls all the time, but in the second half we moved the ball well and used the full pitch and they couldn’t live with us.
“I am happy to see players willing to play anywhere for the team and momentum is building”.
Sidbury this week travel away to Bow who have a 100 per cent record this season and just beat Premiership Willand in the cup 7-1, so it should prove to be a very tough game for the gulls.
Team rating: Harvey 6, Channing 7, Bacon 8, Seldon 7, Preece 8, Benyon 7, Salter 7, Dave Green 8, Elstub 8, Small 7, Danny Green 8, Sub Beacham 7.
Schofield says: “Scores aren’t that high this week as we were poor in the first half.”