Colyton bounce back to continue fine early season form with Uplowman victory.

PUBLISHED: 14:32 04 October 2011


Colyton had a number of players missing for their game with Uplowman.

With the Mid Devon opposition going into the game without a point to their name so far, the tanners were glad to be able to call on the serviced of Ian Gooding for his second start of the season.

Colyton made a bright start and created three excellent early chances but sadly none found the net, the closest effort being a shot from Vince Foxwell that cannoned back off an upright.

Having weathered the Tanners early storm the visitors began to impose themselves on the game and the first half drew to a close with neither side able top breach the others goal.

Colyton made a sluggish start to the second half and were punished when a long clearance was miss- allowing the striker to get clear. Keeper Reid advanced and hauled the attacker down and the visitors took the lead fro the resultant penalty.

Colyton huffed and puffed but it was not until the 70th minute that parity was restored when some tidy build up play allowed constant threat Richard Tratt to nod in a George Moore cross. Just five minutes later Tratt doubled his seasons tally when he outmuscled the centre back, skipped round the keeper and slid the ball home for what turned out to be the winning goal.

Despite a stuttering performance it was another good three points for Colyton as they continue to impress early on this season. They will be looking to advance into the next round of the Devon Senior Cup next week as they welcome South Devon opponents Riviera Spurs.

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