Wright’s treble in vain as Ammies exit cup in extra-time at Sidbury United.
PUBLISHED: 10:17 08 September 2011
Exmouth Amateurs went into their East Devon Senior Cup meeting at Sidbury full of confidence after a Tim Wright free kick had given them a midweek league victory over the same opponents.
That initial optimism was soon set aside as the Sidbury took advantage of what seemed a very generous penalty award to take a second minute lead.
In the 15th minute Tim Wright repeated his midweek actions against the same side to resort parity.
Wright then drilled home a free-kick and completed his treble before the break but a pivotal moment came in the closing stages of the first half when Sidbury scored their second.
Galvanised by that late goal and, combined with what was a below-par second half show fro the Ammies, it was Sidbury who took charge scoring late on to force the game into extra-time.
Just one minute into the extra half hour the home side scored to take the lead for the first tie in the contest and they added a second in the closing stages to seal a 5-3 win and a place in then next round. before the end.
Back at Warrenview the Ammies second string were also playing Sidbury in the Bill Slee cup. Despite controlling the opening exchanges Ammies were unable to score and conceded a goal just before half time. In the second half Wayne Rowsell score the equalizer, but injured himself in the process and took no further part in the game.
This seemed to upset the rhythm of the team and when the referee failed to uphold a linesman flag to allow Sidbury to score, they lost heart and slipped to a disappointing defeat.
Its back to league action this week with the firsts making a first ever trip to Chagford and the second team at home to Kentisbeare.