Raiders Under-13s powere on in cup after netting nine against Heavies


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Sidmouth Raiders Under-13s powered their way to a 9-0 win when they entertained Heavitree Youth in an Exeter and District Youth League KO Cup tie.

Raiders were once again in terrific form and took the game to the heavies from the first whistle.

What makes the result all the more impressive is that the Exeter side play their regular league football a division higher than Raiders!

The opening goal arrived when Josh O’Connor drilled the ball home from the penalty spot.

Frank Long doubled the lead before the break when he set off on a trademark run and, once close enough to the visiting goal, seeing the ‘keeper off his line, he chipped the ball delightfully up and over the glovesman and into the net!

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After the break Sidmouth continued to control proceedings though Heavitree did carry a threat.

Freddie Dorman and Ryan Kubacka, who both caused plenty of problems for the visiting defenders, both bagged a brace of goals before Long completed a splendid hat-trick, and Reuben Bennett also contributed another goal to complete the scoring.

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As ever the scorers will carry the headlines, but this was another outstanding team performance.

Matthew West made a big contribution. Yan ‘the rock’ Mercan and Miles Lewis were both imperious in defence. Jo Norris looks a natural left back and he also impressed both in getting forward and his defensive duties.

Zac Lascelles and Ned Selley performed well and gives boss Mark O’Connor some great options and finally keeper Owen Baldwin can be pleased with yet another assured performance and clean sheet.

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