Sidmouth thirds make it two wins on the trot with Lapford mauling

Sidmouth third team’s first win of the season on the final Saturday of October clearly gave them all a taste they enjoyed for seven days later they were repeating the process, empathically too, as they defeated visiting Lapford 8-1.

Such was the strength in numbers on duty that team boss Ian Peacock was afforded the luxury of pondering team selection!

The Vikings began with the confidence the week before success had fired through the ranks and it was no more than they deserved when Dan Corrick opened the scoring from a corner that was not cleared.

However, the North Devon side hit straight back, punishing an uncharacteristic moment of indecisiveness in the Sidmouth defence.

Stung by the equaliser, Town took charge and dominated for the remainder of the game.

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Josh Worthington finished well to restore the lead after a lovely flowing moving begun by James Hiscox. A hat-trick from Andy Isaac and a brace from James Hiscox followed before the visitors were reduced to ten men as frustration set in.

Boss Peacock said: “Picking the goal of the match was a challenge. An Andy Isaac volley from at least 30-yards out in the first half was an early contender. A James Hiscox free-kick in the second half ran it close. As did an overhead kick from Andrew Lord at the death which brought to mind Wayne Rooney in more ways than one!”

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He continued: “ Credit must go to Lapford who never gave up, even when down to ten men. As pleasing as the final score was, a more pleasing feature for me was the quality of our play. Some of the passing and movement was a joy to behold. Perhaps that was reflected in the fact that the Man of the Match award went to Jack Scrivens who did not get on the score sheet, but whose energy from left back was one of the reasons that we were able to dominate possession in the way we did.”

On Saturday Peacock’s team entertain old (but youthful!) adversaries Feniton at Sidbury and they go into the contest knowing that a repeat of Saturday’s performance will be required if they are to prevail.

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