Newbury stars as Town fourths suffer rare defeat

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Sidmouth Town fourths tasted defeat, for only the second time this season, at the hands of a Tedburn side that remains unbeaten away from home in their Macron League Division Eight campaign after beating the home side 3-1.

The young Vikings struggled right from the off, up against a strong physical start and were quickly behind to a slick finish from the Mid Devon men.

The Town game plan was hamstrung with injury to a couple of players that left changes having to be made inside the first 10 minutes and again on the half hour and Tedburn took advantage to score twice more before the break to lead 3-0 at half-time.

During the break, the Town management clearly said the right things for their young side were much improved in the second half and, at one stage, looked capable of turning the contest on its head!

The Vikings ‘won’ the second half 1-0 and a real highlight was the performance of goalkeeper Scott Newbury, who was fully deserving of his Man of the Match award win for an exemplary shift between the posts.


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The team talk at the end of the match was difficult, but the management hope that the young Town players will learn from the experience and return to winning ways with more of the impressive displays they had turned in prior to his rare defeat.

On Saturday (December 2), the Town fourth team head for Tiverton to meet an Amory Green Rovers Reserve side that has lost seven of their home games so far this season.

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