Sidmouth Town thirds net seven in super show at Colyton
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Sidmouth Town third team bagged their first win of the Macron League Division Seven campaign with a 7-2 win at Colyton.
Heavy rain greeted the first whistle and made conditions difficult. Town took a while to settle, but they were soon into their stride and, when Richard Johnson received a long ball from midfield, he delivered an inch-perfect cross for Al Forsyth to slot beneath the Colyton goalkeeper.
The Town pre-match talk had emphasised the importance of pressing home an advantage, but sadly the Colyton equaliser owed much to Sidmouth’s failure to follow the old adage of playing to the whistle!
A long ball out from the Colyton full back looked set to go out for a Sidmouth throw before being held up in the strong cross wind. As Sidmouth readied themselves to receive the expected throw in the Colyton forward gratefully nipped in before a fine chipped shot into the Sidmouth goal.
Town were soon back on the front foot and, when they were awarded a free kick just outside the Colyton penalty area, Connor Murphy rifled the ball into the top corner.
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It was soon 3-1 Ollie Turton cleverly rode a ‘foul’ to tuck the ball away and Turton then netted again to send Town into the break with a 4-1 advantage.
Town began the second half well, but were pegged back by a second Colyton goal.
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There followed a match-defining moment when a home player, presented with an open goal, somehow managed to put the ball over the bar!
A raft of Sidmouth substitutions and a tactical change to introduce more pace up front then changed the course of the game.
Joe Gosse chased down a Sidmouth clearance and his deft touch went past the Colyton keeper to restore Sidmouth’s three goal advantage.
Then a well worked family routine saw a Joe Gosse corner laid deep to brother, and Man of the Match, Ben Gosse whose whipped cross was met with a bullet header from Keiran Fayter-Small to make it 6-2.
Joe Gosse then beat the Colyton off-side trap before selflessly laying the ball off to Jake Sellick who rolled the ball home to complete the scoring.