Beer Reserves lose only second game of league season

PUBLISHED: 16:08 02 December 2014 | UPDATED: 16:08 02 December 2014

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Beer Reserves suffered their second league defeat of the season going down 4-3 at Woodbury on Saturday, writes Richard Honnor.

After holding runaway league leaders Ottery St Mary the previous weekend, the Fishermen came down to earth with a bump after a disappointing performance despite fielding probably their strongest line-up of the season.

As a team Beer uncharacteristically lacked confidence and showed poor touch on the ball . The only silver lining was the fight shown by captain Tom Neale who tried his utmost to drag his team back into the game.

Woodbury were a goal up at half-time up after poor marking at a corner. After the break, things got worse for Beer who were soon 3-0 down through further defensive lapses. Only then did the Fishermen wake up and pulled the game back to 3-2 through an own goal from a Neale cross and a Simon Smith header from Andrew Foster’s cross. However Woodbury got their two goal cushion back after another defensive blunder. Beer finished strongly and made it 4-3 through a Tom Neale penalty but could not force the equaliser.

After the game player-manager Simon Smith said: “The boys knew they had let themselves and the club down. However there is a perfect opportunity to correct the failings of this performance in our return fixture at Ottery next week.”


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