Sidmouth Under-9s enjoy triumphant morning

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Sidmouth Raiders and Warriors Under-9s travelled to a very cold Cullompton for their latest Exeter and District Youth League fixtures.

First up for the Warriors were Bradninch and, in an entertaining encounter, the first half was dominated by Sidmouth although the deadlock was only broken by a Bradninch own goal. Excellent midfield work from Charley Turley left the opposition little room to play football. In the second half Sidmouth stepped up a gear, and the introduction of Man of the Match Dev Nair, added a new dimension to the contest and his presence allowed Jamie Pitter the space to score an outstanding goal to seal a 2-0 success.

Next up Warriors took on a well-drilled Cullompton side.

Playing up a steep slope in the first half the defensive qualities of Finn Upsher and Man of the Match Callum French came to the fore and, on the occasion they were beaten Warriors goalkeeper Anthony Nita was in no mood to be beaten!

Late in the first half the Warriors, after a great passage of play, scored from close range with Tom Cload scoring his first Warriors goal. After the break a second 2-0 win was sealed courtesy of an own goal.

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Raiders began their action against Cullompton and an even first half saw both defences hold sway with Man of the Match Jake Paget’s quality defending and Oscar Parkinson’s fine keeping in goal the primary reason the hosts did not score.

After the break Liam Dalton stood out as a double from Joe Anning saw Raiders to a 2-0 win.

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Next up they took on Bradninch and bagged an early lead with the dynamic Thomas Fletcher the scorer.

The remainder of the encounter was one-sided with David Clapp serving up his best to date performance orchestrating things showing a good range of passing. Chances were created, and missed, leaving Raiders having to settle for a 1-0 win that meant an excellent mornings work for the two Sidmouth Under-9 teams.

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