Stapleton and Kidson at the double in Dunkeswell win

PUBLISHED: 08:31 17 October 2018

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Dan Stapleton and Ben Kidson both scored twice as Dunkeswell Rovers won their Macron League Division Five fixture at Starcross Generals 5-1.

The other Dunks goal was scored by Joby Mabbutt. Indeed it was teenager Mabbut who headed home a Max Mckeown cross to open the scoring and the lead was doubled with a Stapleton penalty, awarded after Ben Kidson had been felled in the area.

The home side got a goal back, but the two goal margin was swiftly restored by Ben Kidson who had earlier seen a 25-yard strike superbly saved by the Generals goalkeeper.

A terrific early second half save by keeper Graham Killick preserved the Dunks advantage and it was subsequently increased when Kidson struck again.

The fifth and final goal came from another Stapleton penalty, this one awarded when the lively McKeown was hauled down.

The Dunks’ Man of the Match award was shared by Kidson and Mckeown. The matchday sponsor for the Dunks was Olly Starr Handyman Services.

Next up for the Dunks is a swift return meeting with Starcross Generals who they host at Hemyock (3pm).

A home win could well see the Dunks end the day sitting in a Division Five top three berth.

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