Sidmouth Town Junior Vikings Under-10s net double win over West Hill teams


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Sidmouth Town Junior Vikings Under-10s bagged a win double in their final outing of 2016 which saw them meet West Hill opposition, Youth and Wasps.

The Vikings began well, enjoyed the lions share of possession with James Plowden orchestrating things from a central midfield berth.

Riley Pugsley and Reggie Reed worked well up and down the two wings and it was not long before chances began to be fashioned.

It was no surprise that a goal followed with Reed firing Vikings ahead. West Hill Wasps hit back, but got no change out of the terrific defending from Reece Hext and Kieran Wood.

At the other end of the pitch the Wasps’ goalkeeper made a number of smart saves, denying Joe Annning, in particular, on a number of occasions. As the action switched from end to end Vikings glovesman Haiden Clapp raced off his line to make a vital block at the feet of a West Hill striker. The lead was doubled when a Reed cross was met by Anning who again saw his effort saved only for the ball to fall to James Plowden and he drilled it home.

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Town made three changes at half-time, introducing, Dominic Bennatar, Alex Goody and Sid Ridgeway, and began the second half as the dominant force.

A superb run down the wing from Bennatar ended with him netting to complete the scoring, sealing a 3-0 win.

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Next up, Vikings met West Hill Youth in what proved to be a closer affair, but again Plowden was the architect in chief of all the good things Vikings did.

It was Plowden who began the move that saw Reed make the ‘pass of the day’ to set up Anning to get the goal his all-round play deserved.

Plowden doubled the lead, but West Hill Youth hit back and Vikings led 2-1 at the break.

Vikings made another half-time triple chance and again they began the second half well. Hext provided the assist for Sid Ridgeway to rifle home a goal that made it 3-1 and an outstanding passing move ended with Alexander Goody increasing the lead.

West Hill netted a second with a well-worked goal, but Vikings had the final word with Anning scoring a wonderful individual goal to seal a 5-2 victory.

Vikings coach Bryn Clapp was delighted that his side finished the year with such a terrific brace of performances.

He said: “I am over the moon with the attitude and commitment these boys show week in week out and both performances against the West Hill teams finished off 2016 so well. It’s all made me one very happy coach.”

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