Vikings enjoy 5-0 Premier Cup win

SIDMOUTH Town were Team of the Day after their 5-0 Devon Premier Cup result against Tavistock Town Res.

SIDMOUTH Town were Team of the Day after their 5-0 Devon Premier Cup result against Tavistock Town Res but manager Paul Ashford warns supporters against getting carried away.

"It's only September! I think we will play better once the pitches start to get muddy, but I just want the club to keep a low profile for the moment," he said.

The Vikings were impressed with the Tavvy facilities but wasted no time in pressing home their form. Andy Isaac had scored before 15 minutes were on the clock, making amends for an even earlier missed penalty.

Dan Norman came on as sub, and, with Andy Thompson on fire, the side were 3-0 up by half time, Norman having scored twice.

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"We went on from there really," Ashford added. Andy Isaac scored two more goals and, as importantly, the defence, led by Simon Hudson, were terrific, keeping a clean sheet. New keeper Craig Fitzhenry did nothing but impress.

The 1st XI are back in league action tomorrow when they are home to Otterton.

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"We are full of confidence, but the players need to keep their feet on the ground and remember it's a team sport," Ashford said.

Otterton lost 5-0 in the Premier Cup to Heavitree last weekend.

Sidmouth Reserves were also in high scoring form, beating Countess Wear Dynamoes 6-2 at home in the Devon Senior Cup.

They were slow to start the first half, but took the lead when Matt Rasmussen rammed home a shot from the far post.

Sidmouth let CWD back into the game and they levelled before Chris Duchenski restored the Sid's lead by half time.

In the second half, it was obvious that Sidmouth were the better side, but they still had to prove it. Ian Mortimore got some good crosses in, Rasmussen held the ball up well and Neil Trenchard had a great game at centre forward with Mark and Craig Badcock outstanding in defence.

Rasmussen and Duchenski scored again, Trenchard and Billy Jaworski added the other goals.

On Saturday, the Reserves are away at Kentisbeare in league action.

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