A Fantastic day out in the Sidmouth sunshine ,saw the Town and F troop go marching on ,making a lot of new friends along the way . The day started with the 70 seater supporters coach leaving bickland at 10.30 for the 2, 1/2 hour trip to our Devon hosts .On arrival at the ground the ladies on the gate were in awe of the amount of support pouring off the coach and soon got into the spirit of the occasion with a little jiggy dance to the F troop singing sweet Caroline .😁
A really lovely welcoming club and supporters mesmerised by being the home club but outnumbered at least 2 to 1 by the away support .one old chap had never seen anything like it .
As for the game it took town about 15 mins to get used to the end to end and side to side slope of the pitch and after some excellent saves by the home keeper, james Ward rose above the home defence to score his trademark headed goal .Further goals from Luke Barner ,Luke Brabyn ,and Jack Bray Evans took us to half time .One sad note of the half was when one of the Sidmouth forwards sustained a serious ankle injury which we hope he recovers from quickly .
Any hope of a further flurry of goals for Town were quickly dispelled when sidmouth soon found themselves on the scoresheet after hesitancy in the town defence allowed Jake Boyland to score for the vikings and ten minutes later he got a second to give his side some faint hope .Town made there usual pace substitutions with Jack Bowyer and Alex Wharton joining the attack and it was the former who after several near misses eventually chipped the keeper to finally end any hopes of a Sidmouth comeback . At the final whistle it was great to see not only the Town players applaud the F troop but the Sidmouth team went over and did the same . A good team who deserve better fortune .
Unofficial attendance 235