Pitter set-piece banks points for Town Reserves
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Sidmouth Town Reserves shared two goals in a Macron League Division One 1-1 draw at Alphington.
However, a point was the very least that Town should have come back from Exeter with after they dominated the contest for lengthy periods.
On a well-prepared pitch the visitors were camped at in their hosts half as a heavy wind made conditions difficult.
On several occasions the final pass let the Vikings down when well placed. One factor that did not help the flow of the game was a fussy match official whose decision making clearly frustrated both sets of players and management.
When awarded the softest of free-kicks, Alphington took advantage of the fact that Town neglected to organise themselves correctly defensively and so, al be it very much against the run of play, Alphington took a 1-0 lead that they held to the break.
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The second half saw a more positive approach from Sidmouth as suddenly the final pass, not evident before the break, began to made and good chances were created.
It was no more than Town deserved when Riki Pitter rifled home a free-kick to level things up.
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Town piled the pressure on and were left scratching their heads when what looked like two very good shouts for a penalty were turned down by the man in the middle. The Vikings bid to go on and take all three points was not helped by another red card for Tony Cox.