Sidbury United fail University examination

Sidbury at home to Beer Albion. Ref shsp 1621-05-15TI. Picture: Terry Ife

Sidbury at home to Beer Albion. Ref shsp 1621-05-15TI. Picture: Terry Ife - Credit: Archant

Sidbury United conceded their first goals in almost six hours of football when they shipped two in two minutes to have a 2-0 lead wiped out in their game at Exeter University, writes Steve Birley.

Dan Churchill and Connor Hannaford had put United in total charge of the contest with the students before disaster struck!

An uncharacteristic error from goalkeeper Jamie Harvey – he sent a clearance straight to the feet of a home player who simply rifled it past the despairing gloves man.

Two minutes later the unfortunate Harvey spilled a corner and the ball was bundled home from close range.

United were undone a third time ten minutes from time to consign them to a 3-2 reversal.


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Byes Lane chief Jamie Schofield was up beat post match when he said: “It was one of those days for Jamie (Harvey). Goodness knows he has earned us enough points and, as ever, my team lose together, win together and certainly take errors, individually and collectively, on the chin together! I do think that the University, fielding that sort of side on a regular basis, are going to upset more than a few over the second half of the campaign.”

Next up for United is a trip to Bow. Schofield says of the visit to Mid Devon: “It’s another tough game, but it may just be the ideal place for us to go to put the University defeat quickly behind us.”

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Richard Bacon and Charlie Cox are unavailable for the game, but Ben Farringdon, who missed the University defeat, returns.

Given the goalkeeping errors last time out does the United boss stand by his man?

Schofield responded to that question saying: “Of course, why wouldn’t I? Jamie (Harvey) is up there with the best at this level and he’s just been beaten for the first time in over six hours – that’s some record. No, changing gloves man was not considered for a single second. He has my unequivocal backing.”

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