Colyton ship another late goal.

PUBLISHED: 19:26 13 February 2011

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Colyton departed from Manstone Road, Sidmouth, with a well-deserved point, but it could, and probably should, have been all three points that they left with.

Colyton were on top for large periods of the game but could not find the net despite creating many good goal scoring opportunities.

When they did hit the target young Sidmouth Town Reserves keeper Robbie Powell produced some exceptional saves to keep his side in the contest.

It took until the 42nd minute for Colyton to open the scoring. A great over-lapping run down the left flank by Mike Cullum ended with him cutting the ball back into the path of Callum Somers who coolly controlled the ball before side footing into the bottom corner of the net.

However, once again the Colyton nemesis of a lack of concentration struck as the entire team collectively took their foot of the pedal and allowed Sidmouth to snatch an equaliser in added time at the end of the first half.

Colyton responded well in the second period and soon forced Sidmouth onto the back foot. On 55 minutes Somers was felled in the area but then saw Powell save his tamely struck spot kick. The ball rebounded back to the feet of the young striker who then saw Powell make a superb save to keep his second shot out!

Colyton finally got their noses in front in the 67th minute with a goal of genuine quality. Paul Millman collected the ball in midfield and cushioned a delightful ball with the outside of his foot into the path of Somers.

Somers raced away towards the goal, weaving around three defenders before curling the ball into the far bottom corner. With only five minutes remaining Sidmouth broke away to snatch another equaliser with a very well taken header.

Mark Watkins said: “All season we have been conceding late goals, self-belief suffers and you see heads go down; we lose our shape and our confidence and fail to shut up shop. Against Sidmouth we served up a vastly improved performance but the lapses in concentration are really hitting us hard and it is something we will have to work on in the coming weeks.”

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