Sidmouth Town boss speaks on disappointment of Torridgeside defeat


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Sidmouth Town boss Josh Stunell has got some considerations to make before he settles on his starting eleven for his team’s Morrison Bell Cup semi-final with Upottery.

The Vikings are the holders of the Morrison Bell Cup and the Vikings chief is still smarting from his teams disappointing performance when they were beaten 5-1 at Torridgeside on the final day of the South West Peninsula League Eastern Division campaign.

Stunell said: “I genuinely did not see that performance coming up at Torridgeside. In all honesty I did not think my team was capable of such a lethargic show and if one or two of them think they can deliver that sort of a performance and get away with it - then they are wrong!”

The only player to escape the wrath of the boss was midfielder Glen Gould of whom the Town boss said: “He [Gould], was head and shoulders or best player. There was a strong wind blowing and I felt, at the break, that we had got ourselves into a great situation at half-time just 2-1 down.

“With the wind behind us in the second half I really felt we could go on and take something from the game, but it simply did not happen.”

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He continued: “I felt we had the side to go up there [to Torridgeside] and exact some sort of revenge for the hiding they gave us at Manstone Lane earlier in the season. On that occasion they were irresistible and did seem to be the best side we had come up against in the season at that point.

“I sincerely hope that when we meet Upottery in the cup semi-final that the players who did not deliver in that final league game understand that they owe us one!”

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