Buildbase FA Vase 2nd Round Qualifying Saturday 15th September 2018
Sidmouth came out of the blocks quickly and were taking the game to Godolphin, in the early stages rarely were the opposition able to get out of there own half, on one occasion when they did Jake Wreford sustained an injury and was receiving treatment for several minutes, play restarted and things continued in the same vain on the 19th minute a good cross from Will Jenkins saw Ash Small make it 1 – 0 with a diving header. Town continued to dominate but could not increase the lead and went in at half time 1 goal to the good.
The second half was only a few minutes old when Danny Clay was adjudged to have fouled one of the opposition players, from the resulting free kick which was about 35yds out Tom Shepherd scored to level things up, Town continued to press and a cross from Chris Duchenski was turned in by Will Jenkins, a good goal except that Chris was fouled as he crossed the ball and the ref had blown up for a free kick ( rather to quickly in most peoples opinion), so the goal was disallowed. Ash Small restored the lead on the 65th minute, calmly slotting home after going through on goal. 10 minutes late Danny Clay increased the lead with a well struck free kick from 25 yards out. The 80th minute saw Will Jenkins slot home after dummying both the defender and goalkeeper to make the score line 4 -1 and put the game firmly out of reach of the visitors.
Sidmouth were well worth the win and dominated the game, a great game to watch which was appreciated by the 100 or so people watching. Next up 1st round proper on the 13th October against Cadbury Heath a western League step 5 side from the Bristol area.