Hosting City all-stars

Any hopes of Sidbury's winning the Senior One title disappeared at Bow along with any chance of promotion.

Any hopes of the Senior One title disappeared at Bow along with any chance of promotion. This was a must win game, but two dreadful goals conceded in the first ten minutes, through woeful defending, did the damage.It was a game that Sidbury dominated, the only other time Bow came close was from a free kick that hit the post late in the game. With the score at 2-0, Steve Popham had the chance to pull a goal back, but his effort from a yard out went over the bar. It's been the story of the season. Despite scoring plenty of goals there have been too many games when the opposition should have been seen off. The introduction of James Beverley in the second half made a big difference, and, within minutes, he had a headed effort that was well-saved by the keeper and another that just missed the target. He scored shortly afterwards with another headed effort from a Ben Clay free kick.With 20 minutes remaining, Sidbury played with five strikers but they just could not find the target despite numerous efforts.Sidbury can still look back on their first season back in Senior One with pride as they were really looking to consolidate their status as a top senior side and, with the experience behind them now, they can hopefully go one better next seasonStar man was Danny Green who showed signs of what a good player he will become.The second team had a massive victory at home to the Lord's XI winning 4-2.They came back from 2-0 down with goals from Mark Hadley 2, Simon Trim and Ben Woolley.There is no game for either side in the league this week but manager Mel Coombs will put together a side to take on an Exeter City all star team in the Ann Clay charity match at Byes Lane on Sunday, the game kicking off at 2.30pm.CHARITY MATCH: On Sunday, April 26, Sidbury United will be hosting an Exeter City all-star team. All proceeds from the game will be given to Breast Cancer Care Ann Clay, mother of former Grecian player Danny Clay and Sidbury's Ben Clay, sadly passed away in September last year from breast cancer. The main event in this family fun day will be the game ,including former Exeter City players Steve Flack, Scott Hiley, Kwame Ampadu, Jake Edwards, Andy Taylor, Martin Rice, Danny Clay, Chris Todd, Peter Hatch and Santos Gaia as well as current player Dean Moxey. The team will be managed by former City legends Alan Banks and Jimmy Giles.

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