Sidmouth Warriors Under-10s net derby win over Brixington Blues
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Sidmouth Warriors and Raiders Under-10s entertained teams from Brixington Blues and United at St Johns School.
Warriors began the days action taking on Blues whose goalkeeper made several fine saves. Despite the prompting of Matthew Dunford and Finn Upsher, half-time arrived without a goal at either end. After the break the introduction of Tom Cload proved pivotal as he proved difficult to keep tied down by the visiting defenders. Man of the Match Cload opened the scoring and a second, scored by Jamie Pitter, sealed a 2-0 win.
Next up, Warriors took on Brixington United who made a strong start and, despite some terrific defending by Callum French and fine handling from goalkeeper Anthony Nita, took a first half lead they held through to the break.
Warriors threw everything at United in the second half, but the equaliser would not come and they were caught on the break by the visitors who closed out a 2-0 win.
Raiders began their action against United and it was Raiders goalkeeper Oscar Parkinson who was at his best, making a number of fine saves before eventually being beaten twice late in the first half.
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After the break the Raiders defending showed a marked improvement. William Pulman took charge of the defensive line and, with the energy of Thomas Fletcher in the middle third, it was no more than Raiders deserved when Jake Paget got a goal back in what was eventually a 2-1 defeat.
Last, but not least for the morning’s action, Raiders took on Brixington Blues.
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In an even first half both teams saw chances come and go, with the Raiders Man of the Match Harrison Howe putting in a fine defensive performance. The second half saw the Blues take a early lead, but the Raiders came back with Toby Gosse scoring an excellent goal, providing the final touch after a great move involving himself and Michal Bielawski. With the match in the balance it was the Blues who had the final say , scoring late on to take the match.