Torridgeside on five-star form

Joseph Bulmer

A young Torridgeside team sporting five 16-year-olds and their oldest player just 22, continued a five-star weekend by beating Bideford Reserves 5-2 after extra time to progress to the final of the Brayford Cup. Torridgeside, who had eased their relegatio

A young Torridgeside team sporting five 16-year-olds and their oldest player just 22, continued a five-star weekend by beating Bideford Reserves 5-2 after extra time to progress to the final of the Brayford Cup.

Torridgeside, who had eased their relegation worries the previous day with a 5-1 league win over Morwenstow, went ahead at the Sports ground midway through the opening half with a goal by Kyle Payne.

They increased their lead midway through the second half through Nathan Walters, but just when they thought they were safe Bideford's Chris Brown pulled one back and, in the 88th minute, Rich Davey snatched an equaliser.

But Torridgeside stuck to their task and regrouped well in the extra period to go ahead again through Martin Boundy and then add more goals by Payne and Robert Holland to earn a place in the final against Braunton on May 8.

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