Town boss: “We need a game so badly.”


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Sidmouth Town boss Josh Stunell is keeping an eye on the weather forecast and hoping above hope that his team are able to play their South West Peninsula League game at St Martins on Saturday (February 27).

The Vikings are considerably under-cooked in football terms as they have sat out each of the last five match days with their last action being a January 16, 4-2 defeat at Appledore.

Stunell says: “We need a game now, this has gone on too long and I have a squad of fully fit and committed players champing at the bit to get on a pitch and play competitive football.

“The lads have been training well – we had two sessions this week – that said, the second session was certainly a by-product of the first for we had an impromptu 11-a-aside friendly encounter with a Seaton Town eleven on the artificial surface at Colyton on Tuesday night and I have to say the first touch was woeful. It looked as if some of the lads had not seen a football for six weeks, let alone play competitively. So we had them back the following night for an indoor session working on that all-important first touch.”

As for St Martins, Stunell says: “League tables do not lie and they (St Martins) sit top for good reason. We know all about them and, traditionally, they are a tough side with, and without, the ball. We have players who can make life tough for them and I am always comfortable with my teams going into games against the top sides when we always seem to deliver a performance.”

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