Sidmouth Town boss becomes team’s seventh goalkeeper of the season

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Sidmouth Town manager Josh Stunell became his side’s seventh different goalkeeper this season when he took to the pitch to take over from the red carded Dan Stapleton in the game at Liverton United.

Josh McLean, Robbie Powell, Jamie Harvey, Jake Sellick, Ashley Smith, Dan Stapleton and now boss Josh Stunell have all worn the goalkeepers jersey in the Town side this term so far.

With 10 minutes to go on Saturday at Liverton, Town were locked at 1-1 when Stapleton saw red for a penalty offence.

Stunell took over in goal and his first task was to retrieve the ball from the back of his net!

However, the red card incident clearly gave the Town team a real purpose for they deservedly went on to win the game 3-2.


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Stunell says of the goalkeeping situation: “I have not known anything like it. We have had some real bad luck with injuries in terms of ourt goalkeeping slot.”

He continued: “At Liverton, I figured I could just as good a job as anyone and so took over in goal. In many ways I am glad I did for I was even close to the action – though most of it was heading way from my goal as we produced a superb last 10 minuets top deservedly turn the game on its head and take the points.”

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So will Town fans be seeing an eighth different goalkeeper this Saturday for the home meeting with Teignmouth that has a Manstone Lane kick-off of 2.15pm?

Stunell says: “I doubt it – we’ll turn to one of the seven so far, though I am at the bottom of that particular list!”

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