Sidmouth Town 3 – University of Exeter 1

Carlsberg SWPL Div 1 East Saturday 27th September 2017

Quite a night of “firsts” at Manstone Lane on Wednesday night with the Vikings switching on their brand new floodlights for the first time.  The Vikings then proceeded to score the first goal under them with Jordan Bastin netting after 6 minutes to claim that little piece of history. The ball deflected to Bastin who was 25 yards out from goal after the visiting keeper had saved Rob Knight’s original effort.  On the 18th minute the students hit back after terrific right wing play, the crossed ball found the Uni skipper unmarked who riffled past Robbie Powell in the Vikings goal. 1-1. In an end to end contest, it was Sidmouth who created the better chances with Knight & Tyler Wellman both going close. 

Halftime 1-1

The 1st ten minutes of the second period was all the visitors as they controlled possession but could not find a way past the organised Sidmouth backline.  By the 70th minute Sidmouth were the dominant side with Danny Clay pulling all of the strings from a central midfield birth and it was no surprise when Rob Knight put the home side into the lead on the 75th minute, the powerful striker rolled his marker then slotted with aplomb passed the Uni keeper 2-1 .  This looked to completely deflate the students and surprisingly they looked like they had run out of steam and this allowed Jordan Bastin to find time and space and the back of the net on the 85th minute.

Final score 3-1

Sidmouth From: Powell, Binion, Clampin (C), Ibbeson, Wellman, Duchenski, D.Clay, Bastin, Allen, Knight & Small.  Used Subs: Antat, Johnson & Rowe.  Unused: Mclean & Jenkins.

Star man – Jordan Bastin  

 

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