Sidmouth Town Reserves play well – but lose at home

A great shot of a soccer ball Doni and I shot with the rest of the sports stuff. Man, the sun was ho

A great shot of a soccer ball Doni and I shot with the rest of the sports stuff. Man, the sun was hot that day! - Credit: Archant

Sidmouth Town Reserves were beaten 4-2 by Witheridge Reserves when the sides met at Manstone Lane to contest Macron League One points.

In a bizarre game, the home side played the better football – yet lost!

The Vikings were not helped by the fact that they went into the game missing a number of regulars. That was a factor, but a bigger one was the teams poor finishing throughout the contest.

Town began well and took a second minute lead with a clinical finish from Rikki Pitters.

Bouyed by the goal, Town spent the next 15 minutes knocking the ball around the Manstone Lane pitch with an air of confidence – and no shortage of quality!


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Unfortunately, the difference in such games can be minimal, but the Vikings couldn’t match the visitors ruthlessness in opportunities that present themselves

The second half saw Town give it their all, butt it was the guests that pounced on two defensive mistakes to grab all three points.

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