Sidbury United stroll to East Devon Senior Cup success

Sidbury at home to the Beacon Knights. Ref shsp 6339-41-14TI. Picture: Terry Ife

Sidbury at home to the Beacon Knights. Ref shsp 6339-41-14TI. Picture: Terry Ife - Credit: Archant

Sidbury United did not ever have to get out of a low gear as they brushed aside the challenge of Beacon Knights in the East Devon Senior Cup.

The Division One side were the latest side to depart from fortress Byes lane with nothing after United dished out a 4-0 defeat.

The visitors defended in depth for the firs 20 minutes until the break through came. A Danny Green shot was not gathered by the keeper and Tom Matthews pounced to drill the ball home from a tight angle.

The lead was doubled with a fine goal from a move started by goalkeeper Jamie Harvey.

The United glovesman rolled the ball to midfielder Dan Gale. He played a pin-point 30-yard pass to Adam Connett who turned his marker before threading the ball between the Beacon centre backs for Jamie Bayliss to latch on and the recent newcomer drilled the ball home from 18-yards.

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Matthews scored his second before the break and scorer turned provider in the second half when lofted pass over the centre half was met by Connett who controlled it with his chest before lifting it sweetly over the advancing goalkeeper.

The visitors ended with ten men, picking up a late red card for a poor challenge.

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United boss Jeremy Schofield said: “We never really got out of first gear, but then we did not need to and that’s perhaps an indication of the confidence in our side right now.”

Tomorrow (Saturday) United face a tough game when they travel to Plymouth to play Mount Gould in the Graddon Vending Devon Premiere Cup (2pm).

Tom Matthews and Luke Barker miss the trip, but there absence is countered by the return of Dan McCann and Dan Churchill who both missed the Beacon Knights win.

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