Vikings’ second team boss not happy with show against Colyton


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Sidmouth Town Reserves saw a couple of precious Fresha League Division one points lost as they were held to a 2-2 draw by a Colyton side they had beaten just seven days before.

The Vikings second team disappointed on a wet and windy Saturday at Manstone Lack of attitude, spirit and determination was to be their undoing in a game that they were lucky to take a point from.

Colyton started brightly and Dec Lines denied them as early as the fifth minute with a fine save.

In patches, Town actually passed the ball and it was Ferenc Bodor who was usually central to anything positive about the play.

However, all too often the final pass proved difficult for the players as they seemed to prefer the ‘glory-pass’ to the far more sensible easier option!

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Bodor opened the scoring from the penalty spot on the half hour.

Two minutes later parity was restored as Colyton scored from a corner.

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The Vikings always looked likely to concede and they gave kittle indication of their current status as a top four Fresha league second tier outfit.

Bodor restored the home lead shortly before half-time as the referee put Town out of their misery by blowing for the break!

Literally two minutes into the second period Colyton drew level after Towns defence was caught napping. The rest of the game proved to be a contest in who could play the worst and it was a one-sided affair as the home side won that particular contest – hands down!

Bodor twice, Joe Gosse twice and Alex Raistrick were all denied netting what would have been the winning goal.

At the other end of the pitch, some terrific work by gloves man Lines and some unbelievable last-ditch tackles by Jamie Newbury, kept the score line as it was.

Town Reserve boss Paddy Thomas, a football person to the core and one with vast experience. Young players would be wise to take heed of what he says. On this occasion he was not happy with what he saw and said: “The Town young lads need to look at themselves and decide if they want to be a part of the future and the senior players need to think along the same lines! I’m hoping will bounce back as they possess the quality, but without any heart it is pointless in putting on a Vikings shirt. Hopefully the desired response will be shown in the next outing.”

That next game for the second team is Saturday’s trip to Witheridge Reserves.

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