Sidmouth Raiders Under-13s net five in Moors victory

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Sidmouth Raiders Under-13s produced an excellent fight-back to recover from a two goal deficit and eventually defeat Moors Youth 5-3.

The Tiverton side, playing on their own pitch, took a first half lead with a goal that had an element of good fortune about it!

Raiders’ glovesman Robbie Hallett, made a superb reaction save only to see the ball loop up, catch on the wind and trickle into the net!

Moors doubled their lead when Hallett was caught out by an awkward bounce from a long distance shot.

Raiders were always in the contest, despite the two goal deficit and had gone close a couple of times thanks to the industry of Will Bond and Samuel Burhop before Bond got on the end of a flowing move to chip the advancing home glovesman and halve the deficit to leave things all square at 2-2 at half-time.

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With the wind more in their favour the Raiders dominated the second half. Seever Abdurahman caused the home defence problems with his front running and movement while, at the opposite end of the pitch Toby Whitfield did a superb job marshalling the defence alongside ‘Smithy’ Phillips.

Raiders completed their recovery when Jed Pinnock grabbed the equaliser, latching onto a through ball and, as the pressure mounted, Pinnock struck again with a similar finish to put Raiders into the lead for the first time.

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Henry Summerhayes increased the lead with a neat finish from a tight angle before Abbot weighed in with a trademark long-range effort to make it 5-2.

Moors continued to play their part and Bond, now in goal, was forced to tip a shot onto the bar, but could do nothing to prevent the home side’s third from inside the box.

Ollie Hurrell,Dylan Shepperd and Corey Roden all put in good shifts in what was a terrific Raiders team effort.

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