Warriors quickly back with a win
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SIDMOUTH Warriors got over a disappointing 3-2 defeat by Central City to beat the Exeter club’s stablemates City United 4-0.
Warriors took an early lead against City with a goal straight from the corner – Ben Elsom with a gust of wind assist.
Warriors’ man of the match Finn Upsher, aided by Matthew Dunford and Callum French, were brilliant in defence.
Sidmouth were unlucky to concede before half time. Toby Edmunds added an excellent second for Sidmouth.
Late goals from City meant Sidmouth were unable to regain the lead despite several chances.
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Warriors were back in their stride against City and opened up an early two-goal lead.
Jamie Pitter was majestic in a more central role and the team were able to play a more expansive game.
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In the second half the Warriors scored a contender for goal of the season, Tom Cload rifling in after a beautiful interchange between Dev Nair and Toby Edmunds.
Man of the match Elsom, who ran tirelessly, poached a free-kick for his second.
Raiders came back from 3-1 down to draw 3-3 with Central United in an entertaining encounter.
Michal Bielawski scored straight from a corner – some ovedue luck for the Raiders.
Raiders passed the ball around with confidence, especially from the defensive pairing of William Pulman and Oscar Parkinson.
United scored three without reply in the second half, which Sidmouth scarcely deserved.
With Jake Paget working tirelessly in midfield creating chances, Man of the Match Michal Bielawski completed his hat-trick to level the scores.
Central City were more physical, but Raiders were no pushovers with Liam Dalton and David Clapp working hard for the team and man of the match Thomas Fletcher working his socks off in his holding midfield role.
Late in the first half the Exeter side broke the deadlock. It stayed that way until late into the second half, with the Raiders defending well and keeper Dean Lynch making some fine saves.
The final stages saw Central increase their lead and run out worthy winners.
? THOMAS Mead scored the winner for Warriors U12s in a 2-1 win over Twyford Spartans.
Jack Howe equalised after Spartans had gone a goal up.
Mead secured the match with a great free-kick.