Pidgeon goal inspires ladies’ win

Sidmouth were hoping to start the second half of the season well, and with a disappointing result against Newquay last week, the ladies were ready to get a deserved win against Mannamead.

Sidmouth started strongly against the opposition, putting all their hard work from training into action. The midfield worked hard to create the chances using the experienced striking force of Sarah Thomas and Taryn Beuthin.

Sara Roberts linked well with Lea Pidgeon and Chrissy Mitchell in midfield to keep the pressure high and in amongst the Mannamead defence.

Karen Cann was a constant threat to the Mannamead defence as she continued to cut out their options going forward.

Sidmouth were rewarded for their efforts with a Lea Pidgeon strike on goal from a short corner, which gave the team real inspiration to achieve a win on their home turf.

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The second half started just as positively, and, after a half time pep talk from Coach Gus McVey, Sidmouth changed their formation to push for the three points.

The defence worked hard with fantastic tackles and commitment shown by Chloe Munn, Sarah Hutchings and Janet Jones. Player of the Match Jodie Lane kept the Mannamead striker out of the game, letting nothing past her on the left wing.

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As Sidmouth’s attack was reshaped, a fantastic build-up of play led Taryn Beuthin and Lea Pidgeon to work together for another Sidmouth goal.

Captain Hayley Delaselle again showed her talent as a goalkeeper, making some crucial saves for Sidmouth and encouraging the team as a whole on the pitch.

Lucy Broad, Chrissy Mitchell and Sarah Thomas were excellent in their midfield roles in the second half, showing their skill and aggression to win the ball in every 50/50 opportunity.

Mannamead were constantly a threat pushing forward and had a succession of short corners against Sidmouth which eventually led to a goal in their favour.

Sidmouth seized their chance as they were awarded a short corner. A fast paced injection from Jodie Lane saw Taryn Beuthin use her skill to score a third goal for Sidmouth, which even the Mannamead team applauded.

Sidmouth travel to Bude this weekend hoping for another three points.

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