Sidmouth Town boss hoping for a change of fortune

Sidmouth Town at home to Honiton Town. Ref shsp 50-17TI 4818. Picture: Terry Ife

Sidmouth Town at home to Honiton Town. Ref shsp 50-17TI 4818. Picture: Terry Ife - Credit: Archant

Sidmouth Town boss Josh Stunell was left wondering what more his side had to do to secure three points when, not for the first time this term, the Vikings were cruelly denied even a share of the spoils when St Martins scored an added-time winner in the side’s South West Peninsula League Eastern Division meeting at Manstone Lane.

The Town boss said: “I looked around the dressing room at full-time and saw a room full of really honest lads who had just put a total shift in for the cause.

“The lads really could not have given me, or the club, any more in that game. To a man, they did enough to win a couple of games, but it was simply not to be.

“We all know just how tight the margins are in this game of football and that was certainly the case for us against St Martins.”

He continued: “Even the morning after the game the day before, I was thinking ‘how’s our luck’.

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“The really positive thing about all this is that we are not playing badly and once we get our fair share of the good fortune, we will get our just rewards.

“One thing strikes me as being very clear: once the tide of fortune turns in our favour we are going to go on a run, that’s for sure!”

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Town are without a game this Saturday (January 20), but are back in action on the final Saturday of the month when they play table-topping Newton Abbot Spurs.

Stunell says: “To be honest I’d like a game this weekend. That said, I am also glad it’s the table-toppers in the next outing for us as we rise to such challenges – as the lads did against St Martins. The game with Spurs cannot come quick enough for me.”

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