Sidmouth Town Under-16s sink the Sharks

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Sidmouth Town Under-16s got back to winning ways with a complete demolition of visiting Pinhoe Sharks.

After soaking up early Sharks pressure, the home team gradually took control of the game mainly though the central midfield duo of Matt Salter and Ben Goodier. However, it was neat play by Toby Garrick that set up the opening goal.

His shot was charged down, but he then reacted instantly to thread a ball through for Louis Adey to net the first of what would be his four goals in the game.

The lead was soon doubled through Jay Harris who inadvertently used his posterior to nudge the ball home!

Harris then turned provider for the excellent Jack Miller as the floodgates started to open. Substitute Marcin Bielawski scored with his first touch, a header from a Salter free-kick, and then Sam Fernley headed in after another Salter set-piece delivery.


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There was time for a Sharks counter attack which allowed keeper Kersley Sutton to show how good he can be with a finger tip full length save.

This was quickly followed by the move of the game which started in the left back area and involved over half the team before Bielawski played the ball into the path of Adey who rifled the ball home.

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With such a dominant first half display there is always the danger of over confidence and complacency.

After struggling to re-impose themselves, the home team were indebted to Adey who chased and harried the Shark’s goalkeeper, won the ball and slotted home to complete his hat-trick.

Adey then scored his fourth after a superb through ball from the effervescent Louis Spalding.

Pinhoe scored a consolation goal - home glovesman Sutton given no chance by a deflected shot.

However, the final say was in favour of Town and the outstanding Ben Goodier who danced around several Pinhoe defenders before being upended 25-yards from goal.

Goodier picked himself up and promptly powered the free-kick into the bottom corner to complete the scoring.

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