Youth football round-up

West Hill Wasps U8's played Heavitree on Saturday, January 4. Picture by Alex Walton. Ref shsp 1236-

West Hill Wasps U8's played Heavitree on Saturday, January 4. Picture by Alex Walton. Ref shsp 1236-02-13AW. To order your copy of this photograph, go to and click on myphotos24 - Credit: Archant

Sidmouth Town Viking Raiders U11s 2, Hemyock 2

Sidmouth’s finest were to start the new year on top form with great defending by Ben Scrivens, Glen Sinker and Thomas West, writes Alex Latham.

First class passing by the Raiders repeatedly tested Hemyock’s fine defence. Despite their best efforts, Hemyock snatched two goals before Archie Rowe was rewarded with Sidmouth’s first, ending the first half with Hemyock 2-1 up.

The second half was dominated by the Raiders from the start with fresh legs, Matt Laurenti, Scott Gibson and Will Lorkin who scored the equaliser within the opening 10 seconds ending in a well-deserved draw.

Man of the match - Archie Rowe.

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Sidmouth were undone by an deflected own goal and a free kick which rifled through the defence and straight into the goal.

Reuben Bennett had a good claim to have scored with his effort, reintroducing the debate over goal line technology, however this is probably a long way off at under 9s’ level!

Frank Long aimed a superb speculative long-range shot which went narrowly over the bar. By this point the Raiders were more than a match for the Panthers but could not find the net. So the Raiders are left to concentrate on the league but have a good solid foundation with which to build for a successful 2013.

Saturday - Under-8s Raiders and Warriors: Home, meet Long Park by 10am, contact Chris Deanus on 07848 464706 or Mark Badcock on 07515 424844;

Under-9s Warriors: Training, venue and timing TBC, contact Justin Ashby on 07917 853847; Under-9s Raiders: Training, meet Newton Poppleford by 9.30am, contact Mark O’Connor on 07980636739;

Under-10s Raiders: Away v Cullompton, meet there by 9.30am, contact Alan Hallett on 07947 008161;

Under-10s Warriors: No match or training, contact Billy Emmett on 07969 801344;

Under-11s Warriors: Away v Heavitree, meet football club by 9.15am, contact Rob Fowler 07989 151755;

Under-11s Raiders: Home v St Martin’s, meet Newton Poppleford by 9.30am, contact Wade Monaghan 07807 328308;

Under-12s Warriors: Home, meet Sidford/Bicton by 9.45am, contact Alex Spalding on 07711 090828;

Under-12s Raiders: Home, meet Sidford/Bicton by 9.45 am, contact Martin Spiller on 597304; Under-13s Warriors: Home v Crediton, meet Sidford by 9.45am, contact Simon Jones on 07966 866712;

Under-13s Raiders: Away v Cullompton, meet football club by 9.15am, contact Shane Burke on 07950 998875;

Under-14s: Home v Cullompton, meet Bicton by 10am, contact Jon Miller;

Under-15s: Home v St Martin’s, meet Sidford by 9.45 am, contact Ian Peacock 07530 727383; Under-16s: Away v Sidbury, contact details TBC.

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