Sidmouth Town win fourth successive league game

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Sidmouth Town increased their winning run to four matches as they brushed aside the challenge of Bovey Tracey, beating the South Devon side 3-1.

It was the home side that so nearly took the lead in the third minute when a rasping shot was palmed away to safety by Town glovesman Dec Lines.

The Vikings goalkeeper was tested on two further occasions, but his positioning was exceptional allowing him to make two terrific saves.

At the other end of the pitch the star of the show was Adam Seedhouse! The young keeper made save after save to the frustration of Sidmouth’s Vere who, on another day, could have scored four goals before half-time.

Town increased the tempo in the second half and this proved the key to their eventual success.


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The deadlock was finally broken on the hour when Vere beating the offside trap and raced past the on rushing keeper to slot home his 20th goal of the season.

Sidmouth went in search for the second and found it from an unlikely source when, in the 70th minute Devon Under-18 defender Jamie Newbery powerfully headed home his second senior goal from Ben Farrington’s well taken corner.

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Vere went on to miss some glorious chances, but managed to wrap the game up on the 75th minute, again calmly placing past Seedhouse after good work from Swingler.

On the day Sidmouth were very good at the back, but a handball in the area on the 82ndminute from Anthony Griffiths allowed Dan Taylor to restore some pride for the home side from the penalty spot.

Sidmouth From: Lines, Binion, Newbery, Griffiths, White, Swingler, Farrington, Davies (C), Green, Vere, Orchard. Used Subs: Cox, Forsyth and Gosse.

Star man: Jamie Newbery.

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