Liverton 0 – Sidmouth Town 3

Carlsberg SWPL Div 1 East Saturday 16th March 2019

After a few weeks off and with some unfortunate results of late, a good steady performance is what Kev Tooze and I asked for, and that’s exactly what we got from a hard-working game against a battling Liverton fc who are doing well to survive this campaign in what is clearly a difficult time for them. We chose to play up the slope against a very strong wind in the first half and were made to defend resolutely throughout, a difficult half!. Saying that we had the best opportunities and could have been a couple up but did well enough to keep a clean sheet!

Start of the second half saw an early scare as a long ball caught us out and quick reactions from Jake in goal cleared the danger but unfortunately, he collided with Ben miller in the process, after treatment he got up and was given the all clear. As the game wore on we got stronger and started to dominate, a neat through ball from Ethan slater found Burwood who ghosted past his marker teasing a cross into the path of Ollie Jarrett who rose brilliantly only to see his header cleared off the line but fell straight to Jenkins to slam home. Liverton never really tested our goal second half and chances come and went before Jenkins made it two with another great finish! Harry Taylor came on after a brief spell of injury to calmly feed Jenkins who complete his hat trick and scored our third to the delight of the management trio!!

Fair play to Liverton who kept going and can be proud in the way they conduct themselves.

Man of the match: Will Jenkins

Report Danny Burwood

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Teignmouth 2 – Sidmouth Town 2

Carlsberg SWPL Div 1 East Saturday 23rd February 2019

After a disappointing game last week against Alphington with missed chances costing us in the first half we made the trip to Teignmouth hoping for a better performance. The pitch as I thought likely wasn’t up to scratch for a club at this standard, but the lads played some good football and took an early lead after some good work down the left from Fez who found Hancock which he gratefully planted a header past the Teignmouth keeper! Teignmouth tried to play good passing football and caused us a few problems, catching us out of shape which cost us as they scored a fine goal giving Jake in goal no chance. Some casual and sloppy defending put Teignmouth 2-1 up before we made the game all square, Jake pumping a great ball into the area where Hancock rose well to nod down for Jenkins to fire home. All square at the break. Harsh words at half time and a few minor changes saw a fairly even half up until the last 25 minutes in which both teams hit the bar, Ben miller with a thumping volley from the edge of the box beat the keeper but not the crossbar. We then started to dominate as Teignmouth tired, but a lack of composure in front of goal and some food goalkeeping meant a draw was all we could manage.

Report by Danny Burwood

Newton Abbott Spurs 0 – Sidmouth Town 1

Carlsberg SWPL Div1 East Saturday 5th January 2019

Town came home with all 3 points from Newton Abbott on Saturday, with starts given to Jack Hatswell and Ben Miller ( who had acquitted themselves so well on Wednesday Evening v Cullompton ) Town shaded the 1st half creating many chances but were unable to find the Spurs net, the score line was kept to 0 – 0 at half time thanks to Jake Wreford who made a good save when the Spurs striker went through on goal, Dan Churchill was playing well but was the target of some heavy tackles from the opposition which the man in black did nothing about.

The second half was not very old when the injured Dan Churchill was subbed for Ethan Slater, Sidmouth continued to press and the tiring Jack Hatswell was replaced by the experienced Joint Town Manager Danny Burwood, with about 15 minutes left on the clock Martyn Hancock headed home at the far post from a Danny Burwood corner to give Town the lead, Town continued to press and created 2 golden opportunities which were squandered, 5 minutes were left on the clock and Ollie Jarrett cleared a Spurs attempt off the line to maintain the lead and Town saw the game out for a well deserved victory, all in all a good team performance from a young Vikings Side.

Starting Eleven: Jake Wreford, Matt Salter, Ben Miller, Martyn Hancock, Chris Duchenski, Dan Churchill, Jack Hatswell, Ben Clay, Ferenc Bodor, Will Jenkins, Ollie Jarrett.

Subs Used: Ethan Slater, Danny Burwood.

Sidmouth Town 4 – Budleigh Salterton 2

SWPL Div 1 East Wednesday 26th December 2018

On a grey but thankfully dry morning it was Sidmouth’s turn to host Budleigh Salterton in this annual Boxing Day fixture, the pitch was heavy in places and in front of a crowd of 82 the game kicked off, Town started the better of the two sides but the Robins soon got into their stride and it was a fairly even affair until on the 30th minute Matt Salter shot home from the edge of the box to give Town a 1-0 lead, 5 minutes later Harry Taylor headed home from a Ferenc Bodor cross to double the lead 2-0, shortly before the break Budleigh reduced the arrears and it was 2-1 at half time.

About 15 minutes into the 2nd half and Bodor went on a mazy run beat the defender and shot home from a narrow angle, a fine individual goal. Once again the Robins notched home to reduce the deficit and keep the contest alive, 75 minutes in and Chippy Churchill intercepted a poor back pass rounded the keeper and coolly and slotted home. Budleigh stuck to their task and for the last 15 minutes put a lot of pressure on the Sidmouth defence but to no avail and Town ran out 4-2 winners.

Sidmouth Starting Eleven: Jake Wreford, Dan Churchill, Matt Salter, Chris Duchenski, Ben Clay, Danny Burwood, Ethan Slater, Danny Clay, Harry Taylor, Ollie Jarrett, Ferenc Bodor.

Subs Used; Jack Hatswell, Will Jenkins.

Next game away to Newton Abbott Spurs on the 5th January 3pm KO.

Sidmouth Town 3 – Teignmouth 1

Carlsberg SWPL Div 1 East Saturday 17th November 2018

With the return of some of our more seasoned players Town bounced back to winning ways with a 3 – 1 success at home to Teignmouth who are languishing 4th from bottom of the table.

The opening period of the first half was a fairly even affair with perhaps the away side slightly shading things, and it was Teignmouth who took the lead with a decent strike which gave Machin in the home goal no chance, Ferenc Bodor was causing the away side problems down the left hand side with his pace and it was indeed Fez who got the equaliser beating his defender and cutting in from the left hand side to score a fine individual goal, Skipper Chris Duchenski then had a tap in from a Danny Clay corner to give Town the lead just before the half time whistle.

The second half was a much more one-sided affair with Dan Machin having little to do in the home goal, Town kept pressing for the 3rd goal and it took a spectacular free kick from Danny Clay to get it, he lined up from about 35 yards out and struck the ball which flew into the top right corner giving the away keeper no chance.

All in all, a deserved win for the home side who climb a place to 8th in the table, above Ilfracombe in 9th but only on goal difference, the mid table is an extremely tight affair with only 5 points separating 7 Clubs.

Next Saturday the 24th sees Town with no game but we have a fixture away to premier outfit Cullompton on Tuesday 27th November with a 7:30 KO in the last 16 of the WPC Cup, followed by the long trip to Appledore on Saturday 1st December 2:15 KO.

Sidmouth Starting Eleven: Dan Machin, Ben Clay, Matt Salter, Chris Duchenski ( C ) Ollie Jarrett, Danny Clay, Rob Knight, Ferenc Bodor, Ash Small Harry Taylor, Will Jenkins.
Used Subs: Jack Hatswell, Louis Spalding.

Sidmouth Town 1 – Alphington2

Carlsberg SWPL Div 1 East Saturday 10th November 2018

Another disappointing afternoon for the Manstone faithful and with six of the usual squad missing for various reasons Town found themselves trailing at the break 1 – 0, Rob Knight headed Town level early in the second half and it seemed that a comeback was on the cards, unfortunately the Alphas were to take all three points, scoring the winner midway through the second half.

After the game Kev Tooze said: “It does not matter what level of the game you play at, but if you take to the pitch without six of your matchday squad you know you are in for a tough time.”

He continued: “Don’t get me wrong, it’s not that the lads who stepped in did not give it their best shot for they certainly did just that. However, consistency of selection goes a long way to ensuring consistency of performance and if you have to make wholesale changes, as we did against Alphington, it does cause headaches.”

Despite the half-time deficit, there were no stormy words in the dressing room and the players responded to the half-time prompting from Tooze and his fellow joint-manager Danny Burwood.

Tooze explained saying: “We just told the lads that there was nothing between the teams and we could easily be the side leading and what it needed was a good start to the second half – and that is exactly what the lads delivered. We scored a cracking goal and from there it was a case of whoever got the next goal took the points and, sadly, and frustratingly, for us, it was them.”

Sidmouth Starting Eleven: Jake Wreford, Matt Salter, Danny Burwood, Rob Knight, Russ Coombes, Ferenc Bodor, Ollie Jarrett, Matt Colson, Ash Small, Harry Taylor, Will Jenkins.
Used Subs: Ben Miller, Ruben Rafael, Jack Hatswell.

Sidmouth Town 3 – Waldon Athletic 3

Carlsberg SWPL Div 1 East Wednesday 7th November 2018

Town entertained Waldon Athletic in this re-arranged fixture after the attempt to play the game earlier in the season was frustrated due to the failure of the referee to turn up.
Unfortunately, in the 1st half it was the Sidmouth team that failed to turn up and but for the efforts of Dan Machin in goal it could have been Waldon that went into the break 3 or 4 up instead of the 1 goal they managed to score just before the whistle.

The 2nd half saw the introduction of Russ Coombes and Matt Colson and Town started to play football, it wasn’t long before Ash Small got an equalizer which was applauded by the home support, Waldon then scored 2 goals in quick succession to leave Town 3 – 1 down and with a lot of work to do, however Sidmouth were up to the task and Jack Hatswell scored to make it 3 – 2 his 1st goal for the Peninsula side, Towns equalizer came from a deflected free kick taken by Danny Clay and the game finished 3 – 3 a deserved and hard earned point for the home side.

Sidmouth Starting Eleven: Dan Machin, Danny Burwood, Matt Salter, Ben Clay, Martyn Hancock, Chris Duchenski ( C ), Will Jenkins, Danny Clay, Rob Knight, Harry Taylor, Ash Small.
Subs Used: Russ Coombes, Matt Colson, Jack Hatswell.