teignmouth v sidmouth town peninsula league 121111
sidmouth town travelled away to teignmouth on sat hoping to end a awful run of league defeats. teign started well and looked a usefull outfit until town keeper luke ashford was adjudged to have brought down a teign striker when thru on goal after 20mins. jack knight all 5 foot of him took over between the sticks and town knew they were in for a long afternoon. bizarrely town became the better side and went ahead on the stroke of half time thru andrew thomson who cleverly followed up a free kick from wes tarr that most people thought was going wide.so town reached half time 1-0 to the good.the second half was a long half to say the least but the 10 players dug deep to match anything that teign could throw at them. then came the pivotal moment when teign were awarded a penalty on 60mins when knight brought down a teign player in the box.however knight,who hadnt played in goal since junior school,threw himself to his right to pull off a stunning save from the well struck penalty. then town went further ahead when pete grover struck a right foot free kick into the top left hand corner from 25yards out.town were looking at a first clean sheet for some time when adam whitty was penalised for handball and with the last kick of the game geoff breslan sent knight the wrong way. my mom was mark badcock who was a collosus at the back for town,with special mentions for adam whitty,wes tarr,darren thomas and of course knight.town were well supported by a large and voiciferous crowd that certainly played their part in lifting the players in many tense moments especially in the second half.finally a special mention for jason margretts who has agreed to bring his vast experience to the management team and his input and attention to detail can only help the players in the future,regards paddy
Teignmouth 1, Sidmouth Town 2
sidmouth Town travelled away to Teignmouth hoping to end a awful run of league defeats. Teign started well and looked a useful outfit, until Vikings’ keeper Luke Ashford was adjudged to have brought down a Teign striker when through on goal after just 20 minutes, writes manager Paddy Thomas.
Down to 10 men and with Jack Knight - who is not the tallest player - standing between the posts, the Vikings looked to be in for a long afternoon.
Instead, they took the lead on the stroke of half time, when Andrew Thomson cleverly followed up a free kick from Wes Tarr that most thought was going wide. The 10 players dug deep in the second half and matched anything Teign could throw at them. The pivotal moment was when Teign were awarded a penalty after 15 minutes, when Knight brought down a Teign player in the box.
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However, Knight, who hadn’t played in goal since junior school, threw himself to his right to pull off a stunning save. The Vikings went further ahead when Pete Grover struck a right foot free kick into the top left hand corner from 25yards out.
Town were looking at a first clean sheet for some time when Adam Whitty was penalised for handball and, with the last kick of the game, Geoff Breslan sent Knight the wrong way.
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Man of the Match was Mark Badcock who was a colossus at the back for Town, with special mention for Adam Whitty, Wes Tarr, Darren Thomas and, of course, Knight.
Sidmouth were well supported by a large and vociferous crowd that certainly played its part in lifting the players in many tense moments, especially in the second half.
?Jason Margrett has agreed to bring his vast experience to the management team at Manstone Lane and his input and attention to detail can only help the players in the future.