WPC Cup Saturday 22nd September 2018
Sidmouth started the game with 5 regular 1st teamers missing, the first half was fairly even but Town were creating chances, it wasn’t till the 44th minute with some good work by Sam Johnson who beat his defender and crossed for the in form Ash Small to score, Town went in 1 – 0 at the break.
The second half was only 2 minutes old when the back from suspension Martyn Hancock increased the lead with a fine solo effort, it was all Sidmouth after that but Town had to wait till the 65th minute for Ash Small to notch again and make it 3 – 0 with what was a rather scrappy goal, Town seemed to lose a bit of concentration after that and the Alphas beat the offside trap to leave the striker through on goal, Dan Machin clipped the attackers heal and Alphington made it 3-1 from the resulting penalty. After the restart it was all Sidmouth and we should of increased the lead but failed to do so, Alphington then scored their second with the penultimate kick of the game as the final whistle was blown immediately after the restart.
All in all a satisfying afternoon for Sidmouth who turned in a decent performance with 5 regular players missing namely: Danny Clay, Dan Churchill, Chris Duchenski, Russ Coombes and Ollie Jarrett.
Next up in the Walter Parsons Cup home to Axminster Town on Saturday 20th October 2:30 KO.
Starting Eleven: Dan Machin, Matt Salter, Ash Mathews, Ben Clay, Danny Burwood, Tony Radford, Will Jenkins, Ash Small, Sam Johnson, Rob Knight, Martyn Hancock,
Sub Used: Louis Adey