Sidmouth Town suffer third straight defeat

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Sidmouth dipped to a third successive defeat when they went down 3-2 at Alphington.

The Vikings, who welcomed back players missing in their two previous defeats, travelled in confident mood, but were a goal down in 10 minutes.

Alphington’s Peter Darke capitalised on some indecision by Sidmouth’s Ben Farrington to put the home side ahead. But not for long.

In the 20th minute, a terrific cross from Jamie Orchard found strike partner Cameron Vere unmarked. The league’s third highest scorer was left with an easy header for 1-1.

With 30 minutes gone, Orchard sent Vere clear and he rifled a low drive through the keeper’s legs for a 2-1 lead.

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Right on half-time Alphas’ Ryan Moody unleashed an unstoppable 30-yard strike that smashed against the crossbar and into the hands of Sidmouth’s keeper Bowring.

Alphington raised their game in the second half, putting the visitors’ defence under a lot of pressure. Aerial balls were dealt with by centre backs Jamie Newbery and Matt Clenahan.

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Alphington found the equaliser on 65 minutes when Moody’s cross was met by the on-rushing Jonny Holden, who bundled the ball past Bowring.

From the re-start Sidmouth should have scored a third; Vere ran straight through the entire Alphington team and with just Jack Mcandrews to beat blasted his shot wide.

To Sidmouth’s complete dismay Alphinghton scored the winner in the 67th minute when a mix-up between Newbery and Clenahan gifted Moody the winner.

Teignmouth pay a visit to Mainstone this Saturday.

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