Sidmouth Warriors Under-11s power back to win at Copplestone

Sidmouth Warriors Under-11s

Sidmouth Warriors Under-11s - Credit: Archant

Sidmouth Warriors Under-11s returned from their Exeter and District Youth League visit to Copplestone with all three points after securing a 3-2 success.

What makes the first win of the season in just their third outing all the more impressive was that they came back from being two goals down to take the points!

Warriors began well, but so too did the home side and it was Copplestone who struck first. Warriors stood firm, looked to hit back, but were caught again to trail 2-0.

Callum French marshalled his troops and the Warriors began to play with the sort of character rather and resolve that had served them so well the previous season.

Just before the break Jamie Pitter ran at the heart of the Copplestone defence and, having found a bit of space, looked up and picked his spot to drill the ball wide of the keeper and into the bottom corner of the net.

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The second half saw a tactical change and the game started to shift in favour of the Warriors. They began to see more of the ball and the passing became crisp and accurate.

Tom Cload was given a free reign in midfield and the team started to press. The pressure began to tell and it was no more than Warriors deserved when Pitter applied a clinical finish to a good team move to level things up.

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The home team hit back and only a wonderful save from Warriors glovesman Anthony Nita denied Copplestone another lead.

The final third of the game saw both teams search for the winning goal. However, with time running down, Warriors put together a slick passing move that ended with Thomas Fletcher feeding Cload who fired the winner past the Copplestone keeper.

There was still time for the hosts, but stalwart defending from Finn Upsher and Will Pulman helped Warriors close the game out as 3-2 winners.

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