Lapford 3 – Sidmouth Town 2nds 4

Macron D&E League Saturday 13th January 2018

The Vikings took all three points against a highflying physical Lapford outfit. Playing downhill in the opening period Town set the pace and were playing as a unit Toby Garrick marked his first start in the club second team with an impressive performance and Town took the lead when, in a slick counter-attack, Aidy Parr took an early shot that gave the Lapford keeper no chance. Ten minutes after firing his side ahead, Parr was at it again as he gathered a rebounded strike from Damien Armes and drilled it in to double the lead. Lapford were clearly stung to be two goals down to the young Vikings and their ‘strong arm’ approach went up a notch – or two!
Things got even better for the Vikings when the tireless Scott Hughes finished with aplomb went sent through one-on-one with the Lapford goalkeeper to see Town into the break with a 3-0 lead.
After the break Lapford adopted a new tactic – a long ball approach – which resulted in plenty of work for Town central defenders Anthony Griffiths and Matt Colson together with goalkeeper Rob Gluckowski. Clearly not used to losing the Lapford players let their club down after the final whistle.

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