Sidmouth Town unbeaten in six after midweek draw at Axminster Town

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A Billy Rouse goal gave Sidmouth Town a share of the spoils in their midweek South West Peninsula League Eastern Division meeting with hosts Axminster Town.

The draw did mean and end to the Viking’s five match winning run.

However, the point the Vikings took from an entertaining contest does mean that they are now unbeaten in six games.

Manager Josh Stunell said: “In all fairness I think a draw is a fair result.

“That said, we felt very aggrieved that a ‘second’ goal we felt was legitimate, scored by Cameron Vere, was chalked off for a foul by us. When the whistle went for that incident we actually felt the referee was set to award us a penalty for a foul on Cameron (Vere)!”


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Stunell continued: “It was a good game, a typical midweek derby. When you are one up and get pegged back with six minutes to play it is disappointing, but overall I have no complaints on sharing the spoils.

“It does keep our unbeaten run going and that’s great for confidence.”

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Billy Rouse had an eventful night as he scored the Town goal that had the Vikings in front and he ended the night in the casualty department, getting treatment to a cut eye!

Town take their six-match unbeaten run to Exwick Villa on Saturday (April 9).

Stunell says: “With the games coming thick and fast, we are picking up the odd bump and bruise and so I may be left late in settling on a team.

“The positive for us is that, with this current run, we have given ourselves a real chance of bagging a top six finish this season and that really would mark a campaign of serious improvement and development.”

Stunell concluded: “I have told the lads that we have six league games to negotiate and the key to us finishing the season as we want to, is for the lads to treat every game, home and away, as a cup final. If we give our all over the next four weeks of what is set to be as busy a schedule as these lads will ever have known, then we can achieve all the season’s targets – and then some!”

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