Sidmouth Warriors’ Under-9s Silk denied by upright in Alphas thriller.

19:11 20 December 2012

The Sidmouth Town Raiders Under-9s Back row - Frank Long, Yan Mercan, Jack Goodman, Ollie Keast, Reuben Bennett, Alex Bennett, Mark O

The Sidmouth Town Raiders Under-9s Back row - Frank Long, Yan Mercan, Jack Goodman, Ollie Keast, Reuben Bennett, Alex Bennett, Mark O'Connor (Coach) Front row - Owen Baldwin, Freddie Doorman, Zac Lascelles. Josh O'Connor

Archant

Alphington 2-0 Sidmouth Warriors

Sidmouth Warriors Under-9s were edged out in a cracking encounter.

The home team were quick out of the blocks with some very direct and physical football on a pitch better suited to cattle farming.

A pumped-up Alphington quickly established a two goal lead after a couple of defensive mix-ups by the Warriors (this doesn’t happen very often) and the Vikings spent most of the half defending deeply.

However, the second half saw a complete turn around with Sidmouth playing some scintillating football and creating chance after chance.

A blistering long range strike from Toby Hill crashed off the bar, Louis Silk hit the post and there were goalmouth scrambles galore!

Try as they might, a goal wouldn’t come and with the home team deciding to play only 10 minutes each way, time ran out for the boys.

Still, the coaches remained philosophical having seen the team play three excellent halves of football that morning.

0 comments

Other Sport Stories

12:15
Exmouth Town took on Newquay at Southern Road on Saturday. Ref exsp 5934-05-15SH. Photo Simon Horn

Exmouth Town head for Falmouth tomorrow (January 31) to face a Godolphin Town side that sit sixth in the Premier Division, one place and two points below Town, but they have played two fewer than Town.

Read more
10:44
Colyton Grammar School student Frank Rosenwald (wearing the number 10 shirt, back row, second left) with the current England Schoolboys under-18 squad

Frank Rosenwald, a Year 12 student at Colyton Grammar School, has been chosen for the England Schoolboys’ under-18 team after attending a series of regional and national trials, writes Ben Leahy.

Read more
10:44
Colyton Grammar School studen Elliot Moran on the podium after winning the Devon Schools Junior Boys Cross County Championships race.

Colyton Grammar School student, Elliot Moran produced a superb run to finish first in the Junior Boys category at the Devon Schools Cross Country Championships held at Stover, Newton Abbot, writes Zoe Kuyken.

Read more
10:44
Izzy Steele (number four) who is set to run in the South West Schools Cross County Championship

Colyton Grammar School student Izzy Steele is preparing for the race of her young life, writes Steve Birley.

Read more

Local Weather

Partly Cloudy

Partly Cloudy

max temp: 7°C

min temp: 0°C

Most Read Sport

Family Notices 24
Devon's trusted business finder