Vikings' home and away goal fest
IT is all going well for Sidmouth Town at the moment with the sides scoring 13 goals between them on Saturday.
Sidmouth Town 8, Otterton FC 1
IT is all going well for Sidmouth Town at the moment with the sides scoring 13 goals between them on Saturday, but conceding only two.
The 1st team were in action at home against Otterton, recording an 8-1 win, the highlight being the second half performance.
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Although Otterton equalised an early Dan Norman goal, Sidmouth were 3-1 up by half time and added five more goals in an exceptional second half, when, said manager Paul Ashford, "they really turned up the gas."
Norman completed his hat-trick, his second on the trot, Andy Isaac and Andy Thompson scored two goals each and Ben Hawker scored from a set piece.
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"We have to keep our feet on the ground, but these sides are there to be beaten. We perform well at home, but we need to be able to settle quickly and play just as well away."
Ashford named the whole team as deserving Man of the Match honours for their second half effort and is looking forward to Saturday's local derby away to Feniton.
"The good thing is that we are scoring goals, and lots of different players are scoring them," he added.
Sidmouth Town 2nds 5
Sidmouth won their first away fixture of the season on a very hot Indian summer afternoon that was more suited to cricket than football, writes Alan Rowe.
Nick Trenchard headed the first goal after Tom Perryman picked him out with a perfect cross, unfortunately Sidmouth couldn't add to the score before half time due to some smart saves by the Kentisbeare keeper.
After the break, Sidmouth were virtually camped out in the oppositions' half when Kentisbeare broke away to level the score, Kentisbeare went on to have a good spell when they could have gone ahead.
During this period, new signing David Crisp and a fit again Mike Stamp marshalled the team brilliantly, with some great talking and composed play.
The Vikings regained the lead when Dan Churchill was put through and he lashed a shot that went in off the far post. He added a second to put the Vikings 3-1 up. Substitute Joe Clark scored the fourth and killer goal with a well taken effort when he was one-on-one with the keeper, and the final goal was scored by Jack Lewis who tapped in at the far post.
There were some good performances, namely Nick Trenchard and Dan Churchill up front, Mike Stamp in the midfield, who worked tirelessly, but, Man of the match, was David Crisp at the back, who won everything in the air and was always helping his team mates with constructive advice.
Team: Jack Burgess, Neil Blake, Jay Thorne, David Crisp, Ian Mortimore, Mike Stamp, Rory Weal, Charlie Nicolle, Dan Churchill, Nick Trenchard, Tom Perryman. Subs: Joe Clark, Toby Gigg, Jack Lewis.