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'Connor (Coach)
Front row - Owen Baldwin, Freddie Doorman, Zac Lascelles. Josh O'Connor

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

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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.

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