Hughes goal sets up Sidmouth Town Reserves draw with Chard Town
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Sidmouth Town Reserves shared four goals with Chard Town Reserves when the pair met at Manstone Lane to contest a Macron League Division One game.
After falling behind after 20 minutes, worse was to follow as Chard dominated the game and doubled the lead after half an hour
Town looked a shadow of the side that has played some lovely football this season. On the other had, Chard looked solid, and were certainly a better side than their league position suggested!
The Vikings were getting frustrated as, while the build-up play was promising, all too often the final pass was of poor quality.
The half-time exchanges in the home dressing room were not for the faint hearted and the players were reminded of their need to put in a shift if they were to take anything from the contest.
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It needed a ‘spark’ and it came via a terrific early second half goal from Scott Hughes.
Once on the score sheet and clearly ‘back in the game’, Town grew in confidence and began to dominate.
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Parity was restored when a Joe Gosse cross-cum-shot, took a wicked deflection before nestling in the net.
The closing stages saw Town camped in the Chard half, desperately trying to find a winner, but they came up just short and had to settle for a share of the spoils.