Sidmouth Town boss unhappy with Vikings shift against Torridgeside

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Sidmouth Town slumped to a hugely disappointing 5-1 defeat at the hands of Torridgeside.

Vikings boss Josh Stunell said; “The performance was as bas as the score line suggests. Woeful does not do that 90 minute shift justice. We started badly and simply got worse – in all areas of the pitch.

“The most disappointing aspect of it was that there were players in the game who were not giving us 100 per cent and that is inexcusable.

“I can excuse ‘bad days’, we all have them, but cannot excuse lack of giving your all for the team. Those that don’t put in 100 per cent are letting down their team mates as well as themselves.”

The Town game plan was hit by early inuries to two of the back four with centre half Jamie Newbery and left back Kieran White both having to be replaced inside the first quarter of the game.


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Dan Evans scored what proved to be a mere consolation for Town who shipped two goals before the break, two in a minute after it, and a fifth late on.

So what next for Town and their manager? Stunell said: “I am glad we don’t have a game this weekend for it allows me to take a loom at the clubs second team in which I feel there are one or two who deserve their chance now.

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“The second team have had a couple of bad results lately, but there are players in their ranks who have earned the right to step up and prove their worth in the South West Peninsula League Eastern Division.

“Clearly, after that shift we witnessed last Saturday, there are players who perhaps are not able to do the jobs we ask them to do within a team and changes can be made, and indeed will be made.

“It’s importance that the Torridgeside game is put behind us quickly. It was a painful 90 minutes last Saturday and I am going to be looking for a very different approach on Saturday week when face the best team we have come up against so far this season in Stoke Gabriel.”

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