Sidmouth Town thirds win well, in the Seaton sunshine
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Sidmouth Town thirds played two matches in as many days and came out on top in both.
First up a Saturday Macron League Division Seven trip to Seaton Town Reserves where the Vikings were 3-0 winners, a result that keeps them fourth in the table.
In what were perfect conditions, two well-matched teams played out a game that was competitive, but played in a good spirit throughout.
The opening goal always looked likely to be decisive and it was the Vikings who got it!
Jake Sellick, playing in an unaccustomed left wing position, beat his full back with some nice trickery before laying the ball inside to Joe Gosse who hit a screamer from outside the box into the top far corner of the home net.
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Heroics from the Seaton goalkeeper prevented Sidmouth adding to their lead until the introduction of Luke Spiller who has only recently turned 16.
Young Luke was an inspiration and his first major involvement was to provide a delightful pass that got Connor Murphy away down the right and when he drilled a low cross into the area Joe Gosse arrived to tuck the ball home at the near post.
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For those of a certain age it seemed very reminiscent of Gary Lineker playing for England against Poland in the 1986 World Cup!
Then, with virtually the final move of the game a beautifully placed cross from Spiller on the right hand side was met by a glancing header from Gosse to complete a third hat-trick in two games - not a bad goal scoring sequence!
The final score line was harsh on a home side that could easily have got something from the game with a little more composure in front of goal.
Town, who have now won each of their last four outings, have one game left to complete their league campaign and its once again a meeting with Seaton Town Reserves who they tackle at Byes Lane, Sidford on Saturday, April 22.