Sidmouth Raiders Under-13s in seventh heaven against Beacon Knights

Sidmouth Raiders who play in the Exeter and District Youth League Under-13 Division Three

Sidmouth Raiders who play in the Exeter and District Youth League Under-13 Division Three - Credit: Archant

Sidmouth Raiders Under-13s were big winners when they met Beacon Knights in an Exeter and District Youth League game, writes Simon James.

Raiders made a bright start, though they were given a solid look by some determined defending by Ben Scrivens and Louis Stamp who ensured that the home side got little joy when attempting to get at the Raiders’ goal.

Once Raiders had control, much of the play was centred on the Knight’s final third and the opening goal arrived when a cross from Archie Rowe was tucked away by Jack Wilson.

Some of the play underlined the work that coaches Tony West and Trevor Lorkin have been doing with the Raiders.

The lead was doubled by Wilson before Row made it three and then new signing Josh Roberts made it four and Wilson completed a first-half hat-trick to send Raiders into the break with a 5-0 lead.

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After the break Roberts bagged his second before the battling home side finally got the better of the Raiders’ defence to score a consolation goal.

Raiders were quickly back onto the front foot with some slick wing play by Jamie Wyant and Scot Gibson and the seventh and final goal was scored by Ollie Jones.

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