Sidmouth Warriors Under-12s edge through in cup

Football goalnet. Ref shsp 7216-33-15SH. Picture: Simon Horn

Football goalnet. Ref shsp 7216-33-15SH. Picture: Simon Horn - Credit: Archant

Sidmouth Warriors made progress in the Exeter and District Youth League Under-12 KO Cup thanks to a 3-2 success at Heavitree Youth.

Warriors made a flying start, knocking the ball around with real intent and quickly raced into two-goal lead thanks to a double from Tim Goody.

With Warriors bossing the game in all areas, it was against the run of play when the home side halved the deficit and, lifted by the goal they were soon on level terms at 2-2.

Warriors continued to believe and they soon got themselves back in front when Goody was felled in the area and Stanley Richardson cooly converted the penalty to take a 3-2 lead into half-time.

After the break Warriors created several chances after the break, but couldn’t increase their goal count.

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The home team threatened for a brief spell, but couldn’t find a way through with Benedict Teague impressing in the sweeper slot for Warriors who also had ‘safe-hands’ George Wheeler to thank for a remarkable one-handed save that ensured Warriors ended the game 3-2 winners with a place ion the next round booked.

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