Sidbury United book Morrison Bell Cup final berth

Topsham Town V Sidbury United. Ref shsp 1613-12-15AW. Picture: Alex Walton

Topsham Town V Sidbury United. Ref shsp 1613-12-15AW. Picture: Alex Walton - Credit: Archant

Sidbury United booked a place in next Tuesday night’s Morrison Bell Cup final when they beat Upottery 2-0 on Wednesday night at Washbrook Meadow, Ottery St Mary.

The game made a slow start with both sides seemingly wary of each other. Upottery created the first chance, but United glovesman Jamie Harvey made a terrific one-on-one save. Thereafter chances were at a premium for the rest of the first half, though Ben Farrington saw a shot cannon back off the crossbar and Luke Barker somehow missed from 12 yards when scoring looked an easier option!

The deadlock was finally broken on the hour mark when a Connor Hannaford cross was turned into his own net by the Upottery goalkeeper.

The Fresha League Two side came back well and Harvey again had to be at his best to deny them before Jamie Bayliss rifled the ball home to double the United lead.

Thereafter the Premier side took control and three times through Dave Green, Luke Barker and Jamie Bayliss, they spurned one-on-one opportunities!


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At full-time a delighted United boss Jeremy Schofield said: “If I am brutally honest then I’d be saying the game lacked any real spark. It certainly did not have the look or feel of a cup semi-final. That said we got a job done, and done well, and can now look forward to locking horns once again with our old foes at Feniton.”

That cup final with Feniton is next Tuesday (May 19), and United boss Schofield is determined to finally get one over on his counterpart at Feniton, Mark Kingdon.

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Schofield said: “We have led them (Feniton) 3-0 and 3-1 and yet never ended up as the wining team. Hopefully we’ll finally come up trumps. The one thing I am sure of is that if the real Feniton turn up they’ll do us good and proper. However, if they are not at their best and we deliver the sort of performance I know we have in our locker then we will finally lay a bogey to rest.”

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