SWPL Div 1 East Saturday 12th March 2016
Sidmouth started the game at a furious pace, with wing back Olly Binion in a relentless mood, the 16 yr. old Viking was a real thorn in the side for Brixham as they were not sure how to adapt to the constant pressure from the energetic youngster. Sidmouth had the lion’s share of possession but could not quite find the final ball for forwards Cameron Vere or Jamie Orchard to capitalize on. The break thorough eventually came on the 35th minute when Connor Swingler answered the Managers call, which was to be a lot more self-fish in front of goal. Orchard played a terrific through ball to Swingler and the former Exeter City youth team player pivoted to his right then tucked the ball past the rooted Blues keeper.
Half Time 1-0
The second half saw Brixham raise their game and they soon found themselves level through Graham Mercier on the 55th minute. Halftime substitute Dan Evans & Skipper Ryan Davies started to control the game for Sidmouth, former Falmouth Town player Evans was going through his full repertoire of passing and on the 65th minute delivered the ball that enabled Vere to keep up his goal a game ratio with a routine finish 2-1. The Blues rarely troubled Harvey in goal as the defence of Farrington, Griffiths, Newbery & White were extremely well organised. By now the visitors were looking exhausted and were struggling to deal with the sheer energy and work rate from the Vikings. Vere and Ferenc Bodor went onto miss some good goal scoring opportunities, on another day Vere could have had a hatrick. The 3rd and final goal came on the 80th minute, another terrific pass from Orchard set the fleet footed Ben Burrows free, Burrows rounded the keeper and slotted home. On the 85th minute Brixham had the opportunity to score and give the Vikings some nervy final moments, but much to the relief of the home management Brixhams number 9 headed over the bar with just Harvey to beat.
Final Score 3-1
Sidmouth from: Harvey, White, Newbery, Griffiths, Farrington, Binion, Davies (C), Farrington, Bodor, Orchard & Vere.
Star man Ryan Davies