Vikings must up game at Alphington

Sidmouth Town had a wake-up call away to Totnes and Dartington last weekend when they lost 6-1 in the Peninsula League Div One east.

Assistant manager Jason Stiling said: “ It was a bit of a men against boys scenario. They scored two early goals while we were still effectively warming up and Andrew Thompson pulled a goal back through a penalty before the break.”

Kevin Dorman had been brought down to earn the spot kick, but Totnes didn’t give the Vikings any slack after the restart and they again scored two goals quickly. It had the desired result for them, Sidmouth heads dropped and they went on to win 6-1.

Stiling said:” Some aren’t fit enough, some didn’t give their all, but we are hoping for better things on Saturday against Alphington away in the Throgmorton Cup.”

Sidmouth Reserves were also out of luck, losing 2-0 to Topsham Town.

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After an even first half, when neither side had many chances, Topsham scored within a minute of the restart from a corner kick.

They got a second late on but not before Sidmouth had been reduced to 10 men. In a collision of players, a Topsham player ended up with a jaw injury, the incident at first being yellow carded by the referee who then changed it to red.

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Sidmouth Reserves are home to Tiverton on Saturday, 3pm.

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