Sidmouth Town hit by fourth successive defeat

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Sidmouth Town suffered a fourth straight defeat when a lacklustre performance led to them being beaten 3-1 by visiting Crediton United.

The Mid Devon side started brightly and looked the fresher of the two teams, surprisingly so, as they had played a game just 48 hours previously!

Town were being counter attacked and were guilty of offering up possession far too easily. Ten minutes in and the Vikings were 1-0 down as Crediton were playing with plenty of confidence and Town were in need of inspiration. Unfortunately it didn’t arrive and shortly after the visitors doubled the lead.

Although it was early on in the game it was clear that something needed to be changed. After a double substitution Town finally started to play as they can and discovered the basics that could get them back in the game. The remainder of the half saw the hosts on top but nobody was able to breach the Kirton defence.

The second half saw the Vikings up their game and the improvement was evident as Cameron Vere was off target with a couple of long range efforts. Ben Farringdon whipped in a couple of corners that had the visitors in all sorts of problems but the ball didn’t fall kindly for the home side. Crediton were still a threat on the break so Town had to be patient. Jamie Orchard finally gave the home side a boost tapping home from close range on 65 minutes and possibly a comeback was on the cards.

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Again another poor piece of play was punished by the visitors to reclaim their two goal advantage. This was a sucker punch as the hosts were building momentum at the time. With ten minutes remaining Vere was adjudged to have been impeded in the penalty area and Ben Farringdon had the chance to put the pressure back on the visitors. Unfortunately his spot kick was saved with the keeper guessing right and with that went Towns chance of grabbing any points from the game.

Town bid to avoid a fourth straight loss tomorrow (Saturday, April 23) when they entertain Teignmouth Town (3pm),

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