14/09/2019 Cullompton or Newquay at Home FA Vase
14/09/2019 Cullompton or Newquay at Home FA Vase
After a busy summer preparing ourselves for a big step in the Clubs history of competing at its highest level, we made the trip to Plymouth and caught the ferry across the Tamar down to Torpoint FC who according to a few would be up in around the top 3 or 4 at the end of the season, so we knew we were going to have to be at our best!
On arrival the lads were in good spirits and keen to get on with the task!
We started the game off with a tactical plan where players had to be patient in their jobs, ensuring we didn’t concede early on! The task was met excellently as during long periods of the first half we frustrated them forcing them into mistakes enabling us to punish when we could going forward! and that’s certainly what happened when half way through the half Ben miller excellently forced the centre half into some sloppy defending enabling Fez to wonderfully put our new signing Oscar Walsh through on goal 1on1 who calmly rounding the keeper to put us 0-1 up!! Our discipline continued after our opener, Walsh always a threat also put in a defensive role for our second goal when robbing their winger on the flank threaded a ball down the line to Jack Hatswell making a great second man run from midfield, who in turn put a great first time ball across the box for Ben miller to brilliantly steer the ball first time into the top corner, 0-2!! Our defence had performed very well all first half, when what should have been half time turned into 3 minutes added time from I don’t know where, and in the final seconds of added time Torpoint were gifted a free kick which they scored after a defensive mix up seeing us go in 1-2 up!!
The second half was always going to be tougher with Torpoint at home and losing, they came out sharper second half reverting from keep ball in their own half to long balls over our back four pushing us back which gave them joy in winning lots of corners, this ended up being our down. Within 5 minutes from a corner a ball was floated inside the box and Jake in goal was blocked resulting in an equaliser, appeals to the ref we’re ignored? We didn’t let it get to us and some good work pressuring their back line again resulted in us forcing mistakes and when Fez found himself in a 3v2 situation he decided to go alone instead of passing resulting in not only another missed chance but also himself getting injured and having to come off for treatment! During this period we were slow in regrouping and from another set play got overloaded down the left where they made no mistake punishing us from that!!
Fez coming off made an impact to our game plan, we brought on Elliot Keirle to replace Fez and he worked hard for us down the left but with Torpoint now with the momentum and throwing everything at us forcing 3 corners within a 10 minute period which resulted in us conceding another 3 goals from set play! During this time we brought off Jack Hatswell for Danny Burwood and Ethan slater for young Max Hammett to make his debut!! We still managed to create some chances and when Ollie Jarrett found himself in a 1v1 shot only for the keeper to save well before Ollie followed up from the rebound to score and make it 6-3. Another opportunity for us saw manager Danny Burwood square the ball across the 6-yard box where a tired Ben miller couldn’t quite get there but shooting himself would’ve been the better option! A late 7th goal put even more of a dampener on our day and we look back pondering on what could’ve been! All in all some plus’s to take from the game and a lot of lessons learnt. Next up Axminster at home Wednesday night in an early derby!!
Man of the match: Matt Colson
Went to the season finale at Sidmouth Town today, which including the trophy presentation for Stoke Gabriel.
It was a really enjoyable match, with both sides going all out for the win, finishing 3-3, and featured one of the best goals I’ve seen live by 16 year old Jack Hatswell.
There’s a full report with pictures here is anyone is interested:
Carlsberg SWPL Div 1 East Saturday 23rd March 2019
After a satisfying win at Liverton last week, we were at home against an in form Crediton who have won their last 5 games! Going into the game we were a little light missing Matt Salter who was on Devon U18 duties and also without our big target man Martyn Hancock, so it was going to be a tough afternoon!! We started the game brightly and worked hard from the start not allowing our opponents to settle into the game. The first half saw neither keeper really having a lot to do, but on the stroke of half-time Ferenc Bodor went on one of his quick runs down the left eventually running into a Crediton keeper who sweeps their back four really well and managed to clear the danger, after what was a final poor touch from our foreign favourite!!
A Calm, encouraging and positive half time talk saw us go 1-0 up after about 3 minutes of the restart with Ollie Jarrett over lapping fez down the left to meet a wonderful cross from Ethan slater!!! A Sidmouth side playing with confidence and desire over the past few weeks managed the game well throughout the rest of the half, limiting Crediton and Kenny Ord to few chances!! For the final 20 mins we brought on Danny clay to settle matters down and new signing Elliot Keirle, the latter scoring a very important goal on his debut with minutes remaining 2-0. The last few minutes saw us give away too many free kicks, and from one of those Crediton grabbed a consolation goal with the last kick of the game! A massive win in our attempt to catch Crediton and St Martins who we entertain next week and a much needed 3pts!!
Mom; The ‘whole team’
Report: Danny Burwood
Carlsberg SWPL Div 1 East Saturday 16th March 2019
After a few weeks off and with some unfortunate results of late, a good steady performance is what Kev Tooze and I asked for, and that’s exactly what we got from a hard-working game against a battling Liverton fc who are doing well to survive this campaign in what is clearly a difficult time for them. We chose to play up the slope against a very strong wind in the first half and were made to defend resolutely throughout, a difficult half!. Saying that we had the best opportunities and could have been a couple up but did well enough to keep a clean sheet!
Start of the second half saw an early scare as a long ball caught us out and quick reactions from Jake in goal cleared the danger but unfortunately, he collided with Ben miller in the process, after treatment he got up and was given the all clear. As the game wore on we got stronger and started to dominate, a neat through ball from Ethan slater found Burwood who ghosted past his marker teasing a cross into the path of Ollie Jarrett who rose brilliantly only to see his header cleared off the line but fell straight to Jenkins to slam home. Liverton never really tested our goal second half and chances come and went before Jenkins made it two with another great finish! Harry Taylor came on after a brief spell of injury to calmly feed Jenkins who complete his hat trick and scored our third to the delight of the management trio!!
Fair play to Liverton who kept going and can be proud in the way they conduct themselves.
Man of the match: Will Jenkins
Report Danny Burwood
Carlsberg SWPL Div 1 East Saturday 23rd February 2019
After a disappointing game last week against Alphington with missed chances costing us in the first half we made the trip to Teignmouth hoping for a better performance. The pitch as I thought likely wasn’t up to scratch for a club at this standard, but the lads played some good football and took an early lead after some good work down the left from Fez who found Hancock which he gratefully planted a header past the Teignmouth keeper! Teignmouth tried to play good passing football and caused us a few problems, catching us out of shape which cost us as they scored a fine goal giving Jake in goal no chance. Some casual and sloppy defending put Teignmouth 2-1 up before we made the game all square, Jake pumping a great ball into the area where Hancock rose well to nod down for Jenkins to fire home. All square at the break. Harsh words at half time and a few minor changes saw a fairly even half up until the last 25 minutes in which both teams hit the bar, Ben miller with a thumping volley from the edge of the box beat the keeper but not the crossbar. We then started to dominate as Teignmouth tired, but a lack of composure in front of goal and some food goalkeeping meant a draw was all we could manage.
Report by Danny Burwood
SWPL Div 1 East Wednesday 26th December 2018
On a grey but thankfully dry morning it was Sidmouth’s turn to host Budleigh Salterton in this annual Boxing Day fixture, the pitch was heavy in places and in front of a crowd of 82 the game kicked off, Town started the better of the two sides but the Robins soon got into their stride and it was a fairly even affair until on the 30th minute Matt Salter shot home from the edge of the box to give Town a 1-0 lead, 5 minutes later Harry Taylor headed home from a Ferenc Bodor cross to double the lead 2-0, shortly before the break Budleigh reduced the arrears and it was 2-1 at half time.
About 15 minutes into the 2nd half and Bodor went on a mazy run beat the defender and shot home from a narrow angle, a fine individual goal. Once again the Robins notched home to reduce the deficit and keep the contest alive, 75 minutes in and Chippy Churchill intercepted a poor back pass rounded the keeper and coolly and slotted home. Budleigh stuck to their task and for the last 15 minutes put a lot of pressure on the Sidmouth defence but to no avail and Town ran out 4-2 winners.
Sidmouth Starting Eleven: Jake Wreford, Dan Churchill, Matt Salter, Chris Duchenski, Ben Clay, Danny Burwood, Ethan Slater, Danny Clay, Harry Taylor, Ollie Jarrett, Ferenc Bodor.
Subs Used; Jack Hatswell, Will Jenkins.
Next game away to Newton Abbott Spurs on the 5th January 3pm KO.