Pilton Academicals 3 – Sidmouth Town Res 6

Devon Senior Cup Saturday 7th October 2017

Arriving late in Barnstaple , due to players not being organised wasn’t the best preparation for this Devon Cup tie played on Boca Seniors pitch, however the journey didn’t affect the fast start made by the visitors an own goal after two minutes was followed by a good team move finished on the volly by Ben Miller to make it 2-0, unfortunately the team and management were guilty of complacency as an easy game was anticipated. Pilton had other ideas and swiftly got back on level terms to embarrass the Vikings. Slowly realising that this was no stroll in the park Town got back to basics and took the lead through Kyle Blair.

HT 2-3

The second half saw a much more dominant display from the visitors and Ferenc Bodor added his name to the score sheet outpacing the Pilton defence and prodding in at the near post Scott Hughes tapped in after a great run and cross by Bodor and Will Jenkins headed a sixth. Sandwiched in between was another home strike. 

Through to the next round is pleasing for all tougher tests to come I’m sure.

Dawlish away is up next for the Vikings. 

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Sidmouth Town 3 – Navy Inn 4

Throgmorton Devon Premier Cup Round 2 Saturday 7th October 2017

In a game of two halves, The Navy Inn rode their luck in the 1st half as the Vikings should have been out of sight by halftime missing at least four great opportunities.  On the 40th minute Rob Knight scored a terrific header from a Dan Evans cross that gave the Vikings a well-deserved halftime lead.

Halftime 1-0

The visitors completely tore up the script in the 2nd half and within 25 minutes of the restart were 3-1 up having capitalised on some woeful Sidmouth defending.  On the 70th minute Ashley Small gave the greens a lifeline tucking home another Dan Evans cross.  Sidmouth were putting the visitors under some serious pressure and looked like they might salvage something, that was un done on the 75th minute when centre back James Clampin hacked his man down for a penalty that was expertly scored. 2-4.  Sidmouth were not done yet and substitute Chris Ibbeson riffed home from 12 yards on the 87th minute.  With no injury time the whistle blew on the 90thminute leaving Sidmouth to reflect on a missed opportunity to progress to the next round.

Sidmouth From: Mclean, Binion, Clampin (C), Newbery, Antat, Wellman, Davies, Clay, Evans, Knight & Small. Used Subs: Duchenski, Ibbeson & Densham

Star man Tyler Wellman