Town manager backs team to put in ‘good showing’ at table-toppers Crediton


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Sidmouth Town boss Josh Stunell is confident his team can give a strong showing at league leaders Crediton United this weekend.

Town had been building some momentum in the league this season before their game against struggling Galmpton and Rose was called off when Storm Brian blew in.

Stunell’s side had been on a three-match unbeaten run prior to the game being called off.

He said the team fancied their chances for a home win at the weekend.

He added: “A lot of games were off across the county. On Friday it looked like we had a chance of getting the game on, but on Saturday there was no chance.”

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The town manager is now looking forward to this weekend’s fixture with high-flying Crediton United.

“Momentum is key in football. We were confident and had a strong squad,” said Josh.

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“We’re starting to show a little bit of form now and it will be nice to carry that on.

“I think we can beat anyone – it’s not about who you are playing, it’s about how you play your own game.”

Sidmouth go into the South West Peninsula Division One East game on Saturday on the back of a 4-1 win at home to Liverton and have won two of their last three in the league. Prior to that they drew 3-3 at Appledore and beat Exeter University 3-1.

Josh put the improved form down to availability of players being better now than earlier in the season.

He added: “We got off to a really bad start but availability is a bit better now – if you can put the same side out for two successive games you’ve got half a chance.

“Things have settled down now and it would have been nice to get the game on against Galmpton and Rose.”

Their opponents on Saturday, Crediton United, come into the game in good form themselves, having won three of their last four.

Earlier this season Sidmouth beat Crediton 3-2 in the cup competition and Josh is hoping to take the confidence from that into Saturday’s fixture.

He said: “I think we were 3-1 up in that match but Saturday is a different ball game.

“Looking at the league position, anything from Saturday’s game will be a bonus really.

“I am confident we can give a good showing of ourselves.”

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