Warriors league and cup double
SMARTLY dressed and full of excitement and nerves the Sidmouth Warriors U10s boarded the coach for the league cup final.
SMARTLY dressed and full of excitement and nerves the Sidmouth Warriors U10s boarded the coach for the league cup final - their most important match of the season. Moors Youth started strongly and gave Sidmouth no time or space to settle into their accustomed passing game. Good defending from Harvey Sargent, and Jamie Newbery with a superb diving save from Finlay Marks kept the score sheet clean.Sidmouth gradually settled down and started winning the ball with Joe Miller and Jacob Rowe working tirelessly. Sidmouth pushed forward and gained a throw in which Newbery, with his trademark long throw, hurled towards Joe Miller who flicked it on for the smallest player on the pitch, Ollie Jarrett to head home.Moors didn't let their heads drop and continued to push forward. Marks made another excellent save to ensure Sidmouth went in at half time 1-0 up. Second half Sidmouth started to string some moves together with Alex Stone working hard and Ben Miller making good runs down the right wing forcing two corners in quick succession. Then Moors broke away and forced a corner. It found a player just outside the box but his blistering shot whistled just wide. Rowe then went on a jinking run, beating two players and crossing the ball to Connor Murphy who was unlucky when his shot went just wide. Stone also had a good shot just pass the post. Moors pushed forward for the equaliser but Sargent and Newbery tackled everything that was thrown at them. In the last minute, Jarrett went close with a good shot and, after what seemed a never-ending half, the whistle went to send the Sidmouth players and supporters into a great celebration with a fantastic battling cup win.All credit to Moors for a great cup final. What a season for the u10s, League and League cup winners. Credit must go to Jon Miller, Andrew Jarrett and Sean Murphy for their coaching, also to the parents and friends for their fantastic support this season. What has been achieved by the u10s hasn't happened at Sidmouth Junior Vikings before and we all look forward to next season in the u11s.