Sidbury United into top three Fresha League slot

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Sidbury United are up to third in the Premier Division table following a 6-0 Wednesday night win over bottom side Budleigh Salterton Reserves.

Victory lifted Sidbury above Heavitree United into third place and was just the result Sidbury needed with leaders Tiverton Town Reserves to play this Saturday.

And it gave the players a bit of a lift after they had been on the wrong end of a 4-1 defeat by Thorverton on bank holiday Monday.

Budleigh had the best of the opening 20 minutes and should have taken the lead from the penalty spot.

Two goals from Keese Willis and a third by Dan Churchill had Sidbuy ahead at the break.


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Sidbury pulled further ahead in the second half with goals from Dave Green and Josh Hannaford and a Ben Farrington penalty.

“We were good for 70 minutes, but awful for the first 20,” said manager Jeremy Schofield.

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Schofield had a bit more to say about Saturday’s defeat by Thorverton which, he felt, they brought on themselves.

Having gone ahead when a Farrington cross-cum-shot flew into the top corner, Sidbury let Thors back into the game.

“Our keeper dropped a cross at their striker’s feet – then we gave them a soft penalty and that was 2-1 down.

“We pressed the self-destruct button before half-time when Sam Seldon got sent off for something he said to the referee.

“With 11 men on the field we had a chance of coming back from 2-1.

“Our own ill-discipline cost us and they scored two more in the second half.”

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