Vikings ready for Bovey Tracey test

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Sidmouth Town travel to Bovey Tracey tomorrow (Saturday), looking to record a fourth successive victory.

The Vikings were Good Friday, 2-1 winners at Budleigh Salterton thanks to a Cameron Vere double – that took the hit man to 19 for the season - and that win meant that Josh Stunell’s side had chalked up three straight wins for the first time this season.

Stunell said of the success: “The lads were not at their best and their best is currently very good! When they get it right they are a joy to watch with bags of pace and plenty of high-tempo football with slick passing and good movement off the ball. That was not so evident at Budleigh on Good Friday. That said, it’s a good thing for a coach to see his team miss-fire in terms of overall play, but still, bag the win!”

As for the Bovey game, Stunell says: “They (Bovey) won at our place and the reason they did was a certain Jamie Orchard (who has since moved to the Vikings’). That day Jamie was at his awesome best. He had begun the match on the wing, but they moved him inside to a more central berth and we could not handle him. That was the main reason they got away from our place with the points from a 3-2 victory.

“That means we do owe them one for that was one of many games this season when, come full-time, I have been left feeling we ought to have got something for our efforts across the 90 minutes.”


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Stunell concluded, saying: “That performance of Jamie against us for Bovey made up our mind to go and get the lad. He and Cameron (Vere) have already struck up a great understanding and I am looking forward to watching the pair of them continue to prosper.”

Town are unchanged for the trip to Bovey and that also pleases the Vikings’ chief who says: “It makes life so much easier when the lads are all injury-free and we get some sort of continuity with team selection. I remain convinced that the best eleven we can field at Sidmouth Town is as good as anyone’s in the Eastern Division.”

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