Sidmouth U13s set up for league title
With their match against Seaton A postponed due the bad weather the previous weekend, Sidmouth under 13s were offered the chance to play the re-arranged fixture at St James' Park, writes Sean Murphy.
A full squad of 16 players arrived full of expectation and confident of getting a positive result, this they did running out 8-0 winners.
Seaton started the game in the brighter fashion and didn't seemed fazed by the surroundings. Sidmouth started to take control in the wide open spaces which suited their style of play down to the ground. Freddie King opened the scoring with a cool finish after a mazy run, followed seven minutes later with Ben Miller getting on the scoresheet.
Seaton continued to press without causing the Sidmouth defence of Tom Orchard, Jamie Newbery, Jonny Surtees and Matt Jones any undue problems. Sidmouth went into half time 4-0 up following strikes from Ed Doble and King's second.
The second half started with Sidmouth again on the front foot and they were soon further in front when Miller scored his second with a bicycle kick from eight yards.Sidmouth's next was scored by Alex Stone after Jack DeWinton drew the keeper and unselfishly rolled the ball to Stone to tap into an empty net.
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Not to be outdone by his younger brother Joe Miller was next in line to score and the final goal was deservedly scored by DeWinton.
Manager Sean Murphy said: "The boys were terrific and took full advantage of this opportunity. The score isn't a true reflection of the game as I thought Seaton were wonderful.They just ran out of gas in the second half,and as most of them are a year younger than my squad that was probably to be expected.
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“They certainly didn't let anyone down with their performance and I hope that the final score didn't put too much of a downer on their day out.
“This sets us up nicely now for our final two league games in the search for the league title as we are six points behind Colyton who we still have to play."