Exeter & District Sunday League Div 2 Sunday 13th October
The in form Vikings where away to Exeter snooker club who are lying 7th in the league with only 1 win this season it looked like normal service would resume. However that was not the case as Exeter snooker club came out swinging and wasn’t long before a ball over Town’s defence caught them out leaving a simple tap in as the end result, for the first time this season Town where behind and things didn’t improve when a similar over the top ball caughtTown out for the second time and an air shot from Scott Newbery ended with another tap in, The Vikings looked like a different team. 30 Minutes into the first half and with words of wisdom from the sideline the Vikings started getting back into the game, Mark Pavey got one back making it 2-1 at the end of the first half.
Coming in at half time the lads were told to do some soul searching and start digging deep and play football like they can. In the second half the Vikings were looking like a completely different side, playing great football all over the pitch, the Snooker Club where chasing shadows and wasn’t long before a pin point cross from the right found Kieron-Fayter Small who’s diving header found the top corner to make it level, from there the Vikings applied even more pressure and when Mathew Stevens was fouled 30 yards from goal it gave Tom Pilbro the chance to test the keeper from range, his curling free kick found the back of the net, it was a fantastic strike, which was followed by Matthew Rasmussen’s solo effort from 20 yards which finished of the scoring.
It was a great game to watch in which the lads showed some great determination and guts to get over this hurdle in what was a well deserved win.
Swiftprint Sunday Supplemetary Cup Sunday 6th October
This fixture could of been a potential banana skin for the Sunday Vikings as Exmouth Phoenix are top of the 3rd Division, but the Vikings remain undefeated in all competitions and their good run of form continues.
Town dominated from the start with Steve Mathews bossing the midfield and it wasn’t long before in form striker Matt Rasmussen chalked another goal up, followed shortly by Richard Johnson showing his experience in front of goal and Mark Pavey finishing off the first half scoring, which flattered the visiting side as it could of easily been 5-6 with the chances created,
The start of the second half saw the flood gates opening as Matt Rasmussen went on a rampage scoring 3 in 15 mins with the goal of the day seeing Rasmussen pick-pocketing the centre half going around the keeper and flicking the ball in the net, no sooner were Exmouth kicking off and Town were on the attack with Mark Pavey scoring his second and completing his hat trick after Richard Johnson who after finding himself in a perfect scoring position unselfishly squared the ball to him,
The Ninth was a own goal, however Exmouth did find a way through after some sloppy defending towards the end of the game and it could of been 2 after a penalty was awarded which was capably dealt with by Scott Newbery diving to his left.
Exeter & District Sunday League Div 2
Compared to the last match Sidmouth got out of the blocks quickly and applied the pressure with 2 long range efforts from Matthew Rasmussen. After 15 minutes Rasmussen opened the scoring, but the lead didn’t last long after school boy errors from the whole team not playing to the whistle after a handball appeal was waved away the timepiece centre forward found himself one on one with Scott Newbery which he finished well.
The game didn’t stay level for long, with the next Sidmouth attack Tom Pilbro passed to Steve weaver who scored with a low well placed shot, shortly after that Richard Johnson scored a solo effort which was Brazilianesk, chipping over one defender then another before finishing, Rasmussen added his second before Kieran-Fayter Small scored the 5th all before half time.
The second half took a while to get going before Richard Johnson scored his second and Rasmussen completed his hatrick, Matt Colson who was playing right back got a nose bleed busting a gut to get on another Pilbro pass all there was missing was a half descent celebration from the right back. Timepiece scored the last of the game after some weak defending at the dead of the game, but all in all a well deserved 3 points
Sidmouth town Sunday have been withdrawn from the Exeter & District Sunday League. We were unable to fulfill the fixture against Black Swan on Sunday 14th and are unable to raise a side for the 18th v Henrys Cronies and with no liklihood of things improving the decision was made to withdraw the team.
Sidmouth Town Sundays game away to Black Swan has been called off, (Sidmouth unable to raise a side) Dolphin who we played twice last week (Sunday & Tuesday) have withdrawn from the league.
Thursday night Town loose 7-2 to top of the table Half Moon, Towns goals from Parris Pinney & Dave Pugsley.
Town come back from 2-0 down to get the win, goals from Mark Burdus 2 and Matt Rasmussen complete the scoring.