Sidmouth Town Under-13s net eight in great show at Seaton
Seaton Town 0, Sidmouth 8 Sidmouth Vikings Under-13s were thorough in the way they despatched the home side, writes Mike Garrick.
Sidmouth had gone into the game with a spot of trepidation, anticipating one of their toughest games of the season, but a superb team performance resulted in an emphatic victory.
They dominated from the first whistle, but took time to adapt to a new formation as well as a huge pitch!
Matt Salter, Ben Goodier and Jacob Rice quickly took total control of the centre of midfield and the Seaton defence was soon getting pulled in all directions.
However, frustration started to build as, despite their dominance, the Vikings could not take advantage of the openings created.
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Nerves were finally settled when Salter hit a well placed shot from just outside the box into the bottom corner giving the keeper no chance to ensure that Sidmouth went into the break a goal to the good.
The second half saw Sidmouth step up a gear and a superb cross from Louis Adey was expertly steered in by Louis Spalding before Tom Moore and Jack Miller added two more following goalmouth scrambles.
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The Seaton defence were run ragged in the last fifteen minutes with some scintillating football played by the buoyant Vikings.
Jacob Rice celebrated his return to the team with a second half hat-trick. His first was an exquisite chip after a superb ball from Miller, the second a classy finish after wining the ball back following great work by Luke Spiller, and the hat-trick goal was a clean strike.
Louis Adey put the icing on the cake with a cheeky back heel giving the keeper no chance. Young Adey was named Man of the Match.
This was a superb performance from whole team who totally outclassed the opposition playing an outstanding brand of football. The result leaves them second in the table and now sporting a goal difference of plus 42 after just five games.