Sidmouth Town Reserves net seven in cup stroll at Dartmouth


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Sidmouth Town Reserves made short work of powering their way into the next round of the Devon Senior Cup as they won 7-0 at Dartmouth.

The one negative, on an otherwise excellent afternoon for the Vikings was that they did not win by a greater margin as they managed to waste numerous gilt edged opportunities as they attacked the Dartmouth goal for long periods of the contest.

Ferenc Bodor proved to be the chief tormentor of the home side, but time and again he fashioned chances for himself that went begging!

Twenty minutes into then game, Scott Hughes was put clean through and the home glovesman handled the ball outside the area and was shown a straight red card.

The home team centre half took on the gloves and produced a Man of the Match shift with some stunning saves.

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Bodor finally found the net to make the breakthrough when he thrashed home a loose ball in the box. Town, with the lead and a man to the good, began too play with confidence and served up some neat football. Will Jenkins went close before another great interchange involving Ollie Jarrett, Matt Ogley and Kyle Blair ended with Hughes netting his second with a cool finish.

The second half was just minutes old when Callum Cross calmly rounded the keeper to make it 3-0.

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Town took near total charge and countless chances went begging with all too often, poor technique being the issue as Hughes, Cross, Jenkins, Joe Miller, Blair and even Charlie Nicholl, spurned opportunities.

Mike Pidgeon scored a spectacular volley from a terrific ball in from the lively Cross before Anthony Griffiths nodded home the fifth from another Cross assist.

Joe Miller tucked away the sixth before Bodor finished what he started with the games seventh and final goal.

Town coach Paddy Thomas said: “Obviously the main aim was to progress into the next round so job done on that score. It was however, disappointing that we did not cash in on our dominance. The finishing needs to improve. Tougher tests lie ahead and in tight games finishing will be the difference between winning and losing.”

The next game for the Town second string is this Saturday (October 22) with the visit to Manstone Lane of Welllington Reserves. It ought to be a cracking encounter and local football followers could do a lot worse than make it along to watch the game- the team would relish the support.

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