Sidmouth Town make cup progress

Sidmouth Town Vs Upottery. Ref mhsp 9404-39-15AW. Picture: Alex Walton

Sidmouth Town Vs Upottery. Ref mhsp 9404-39-15AW. Picture: Alex Walton - Credit: Archant

Sidmouth Town booked themselves a place in the last 32 of the Throgmorton Devon Premier Cup with a comfortable 2-0 win at Kingsteignton.

The Vikings were good value for the victory on the South Devon League side well-appointed, if small, pitch.

It was the pitch which took some adjusting to as this Town side do like to get the ball down and pass – something that was not always the best course of action on such a small area!

After a couple of early corners, Town took the lead when Rikki Pitter found some space in the box to fire home.

The home side hit back and it needed a smart save by Town glovesman Alex Bowring to deny them an equaliser before the lead was doubled!

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It was ‘route-one’ for the goal – an upfield Bowring punt that Cameron Vere latched onto and, as the home goalkeeper advanced, Vere headed the ball over him!

The chance of a third before the interval was spurned when Pitter missed a penalty, awarded after Tony Cox was flattened in the box!

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After the break Town played up the slope, but defenders Kieran White, Ollie Binnion and Jamie Newbery were impressive as they dealt effectively with the best the home side could offer.

Ryan Davies was at the centre of everything positive about the Vikings play. He set up Ashe Small who was denied by the glovesman before seeing a goal bound effort from Pitter’s cross, cleared off the line.

Town were efficient in this game, always having enough to see off a robust home side, with midfield ace Davies the stand-out Vikings player.

Next up for Town is Saturday’s league game at Totnes and Dartington.

Town’s talented young defender Jamie Newberry has been selected for the County Under-18 side that is in action this Sunday (October 18).

The 17-year-old is on duty at Newton Abbot for the meeting with Cornwall.

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