Vikings to try again in Devon Premier Cup

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Sidmouth Town will try again to play their Firewatch Devon Senior Cup East Devon derby with Seaton Town tomorrow (November 14), writes Steve Birley.

Manstone Lane, like most venues across the local football scene last weekend, was out of action.

Town boss Josh Stunell says: “It’s in the lap of the gods as they say. The weather has been such this past week that we had to train on an artificial surface, but I am confident that we’ll be able to get the game on.”

The Vikings boss took his team to the Colyton artificial surface where they took over from Saturday’s opposition, who had been training there the hour before Town!

Stunell loses the services of two players who would have been available had last Saturday’s match gone ahead. Anthony Griffiths and Ben Farrington both begin suspensions. Griffiths has a one match ban after his sending off in the 3-2 defeat at Tiverton Town, while Farrington begins a three-match lay-off following his straight red card in the same game.


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Stunell says: “I am a great believer in the old adage of one door closing is an opening for another and we have plenty of lads now champing at the bit to pull a Town shirt on.”

Jamie Newbery, who missed the Tiverton Town defeat through county commitments, returns for the Seaton cup tie.

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As for the game with his former team, Stunell says: “We have a game plan and the bottom line is if we go about our business in a professional manner then I have no doubt we’ll be all right.”

The winners of tomorrow’s tie will be at home in the last 16 to the winners of the Newton Abbot Spurs and Watcombe Wanderers tie, which is also being played tomorrow. That last 16 is scheduled for December 5.

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