Jenkins and Turton net as Town Reserves see off Lyme Regis

Sidmouth at home to Budleigh. Ref shsp 53-16TI 4620. Picture: Terry Ife

Sidmouth at home to Budleigh. Ref shsp 53-16TI 4620. Picture: Terry Ife - Credit: Archant

On Saturday football took a back seat as the Vikings paid tribute to the sad passing away of youngster Sam Marriott.

In tribute, both Sidmouth Town Reserves and visiting Lyme Regis stood for a minutes silence before kick-off during which time the Town players all wore T-shirts in honour of their sadly departed team mate.

Lyme Regis fully cooperated and should be thanked for their understanding on a difficult afternoon.

The game was played in a competitive manner with the heavy pitch dictating the quality

A strengthened Town second team included debuts for Russ Coombes and Tom Matthews and a return from the first team of Will Jenkins.


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The first half saw plenty of effort, but the heavy Manstone Lane surface took its toll

The referee saw sense and understood the odd slip or mistimed lunge was likely to happen on the treacherous surface

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On 35 minutes the energetic Jenkins was found by Ferenc Bodor and the former found the top corner with a fantastic header.

On the stroke of half-time Lyme were given a lifeline when Matthews upended the Lyme winger resulting in a penalty

Fortunately Adam Bartlett guessed where the penalty was going and smothered the tame effort.

Town had to dig deep and without the debutants and Jenkins they would have collapsed as in recent weeks and dropped points

It was left to youngster Ollie Turton to make the game safe as he chased a lost cause and benefited from a mistake by the visiting keeper to copy slot home.

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