Change of luck for Farway

PUBLISHED: 09:00 25 February 2009 | UPDATED: 23:07 15 June 2010

Freds Smith with the players and his football shirt

Freds Smith with the players and his football shirt

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FARWAY United maintained their glorious Golesworthy Cup form amid a dire season of league results, beating Exmouth Amateurs 3-1.

FARWAY United maintained their glorious Golesworthy Cup form amid a dire season of league results, beating Exmouth Amateurs 3-1. Tom Albano got the ball rolling but it did take nearly 30 minutes for Farway to get on the scoresheet despite having plenty of previous chances. Ben Williams added another five minute later and they kept their lead until half time. Keeper Phil Woodley was lucky to escape with a booking 15 minutes into the second half when he handled the ball outside his area, having just lost his bearings a bit. The ref took into account the fact that there was no one near him and he wasn't under pressure and made do with a booking. Ammies took a quick free kick and scored and Dan Williams added the third five minutes from time. They now go on to meet Colaton Raleigh in the next round. On Saturday they lost against Winsham, and didn't much enjoy the small, bumpy and sloping pitch they had to play on. "We did ok for the first 20 minutes until Winsham scored two well taken and almost identical goals," said manager Andy Baily. They added the killer goal right on half time but Farway were disappointed when a shot they thought had crossed the line wasn't given. "That was a bit of a downer, although I'm not criticising the officials as no one can be sure," Baily added. Ben Williams headed home off a Paul Merchant corner and then Farway piled on the pressure but Winsham already had their goals in the bag. FARWAY RESERVES came up against a Crewkerne Res side that were just too good for them in Kenny Hodges Cup action. Crewkerne were 3-0 up by half time, 5-0 up at the end and Farway still have to play them home and away in the league. "Hopefully we can get some sort of retribution," said manager Rodney Lock. Man of the Match was Chris Haines at the back. Despite the defeat it was a good match, played in good spirit and enjoyed by the players - that, after all, is what football is supposed to be about! MILLWEY RISE 1ST XI lost out 3-2 to Ilminster Colts but can take the result on the chin as all the side played well. Philip Garrett was Man of the Match at centre half. Manager Ian Hall said: "They had probably four chances and scored three, we had eight and scored two." Millwey conceded on Ilminster's first opportunity of the half, the goal coming off a corner. Mike Knight's throw in found Shane Featherstone who levelled before half time. Ilminster Colts' Lee Mears had a great game and scored two goals before Matt Preece pulled one back. Millwey went close after that but didn't get the leveller.l The club sends its congratulations to Callum Garrett and Ashley Hall who are playing for the Perry Street League U18s' representative side tonight in the Derriford Cup. It is the first time Millwey have had U18 players selected. LYME REGIS 1st XI drew 1-1 away from home against a much improved Beaminster in Premier, Lyme having won 7-1 last time. An Adam Caddy 25-yarder levelled an early Bees' goal but the game didn't open up until mid second half when both team had chances to win it. LYME Reserves lost 2-1 at home to Barrington - the only unbeaten side left in the division. They put on a good show, Will Thompson's goal from an acute angle equalised in the second half but Barrington won with an undefendable goal scored with five minutes left on the clock. Uplyme beat Perry Street Res 2-1 in Division Two and Millwey Rise Reserves went down 3-2 to local rivals Hawkchurch in Division Three. Before their 2-1 win over Perry Street, Uplyme Football Club presented their president, Fred Smith, with a signed West Ham shirt for his 80th birthday. Fred has been associated with Uplyme FC for the past 40 years - as player, groundsman, treasurer, manager, chairman and now president. Chairman Gavin Fowler thanked Fred for all his hard work for the club over the years, and said his support at the games was appreciated by all the players.


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