Town Reserves edged out at home by Perry Street and Yonder

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Sidmouth Town Reserves slipped to a single goal defeat when they entertained a Perry Street and Yonder side that they had beaten 3-2 at Chard just four days before.

However, the result of the contest was overshadowed by a bad injury to Ben Farrington midway through the first half.

The Vikings started brightly with Ben Burrows looking sharp on his return to the second team.

With a couple of regulars not available, Town still managed to put out a competitive side.

Perry Street were scrapping and disrupting the play, but Jamie Harvey, in goal for Town, was rarely troubled in what was a quiet first half.

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The second period saw an even contest with Harvey slightly the busier keeper.

The visiting side had the opportunity to open the scoring from the penalty spot, but Harvey guessed right to parry the spot kick and then did superbly to block the rebound! However, minutes later the only goal of the game came from a counter attack that could have been dealt with at source.

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Town Reserves joint boss Paddy Thomas said: “All in all, that represents a disappointing night. Losing the popular Ben [Farrington] the way we did wasn’t nice.

“He’s a very genuine club lad, who has made himself available for all sides this season and his leadership, general quality and banter will be sorely missed on the playing side for the rest of this campaign.

“It goes without saying that we wish him a speedy recovery and hope he will be back stronger than ever next season.”

Town second team are back in action tomorrow (Saturday) when they entertain Chard Town Reserves in a Macron League Division One game.

The Manstone Lane fixture kicks off at 3pm.

Town Reserves are also in action on Monday (May 7) when they travel to Chard Reserves.

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