Colyton enjoy good day in League and Cup

PUBLISHED: 15:16 25 October 2011 | UPDATED: 15:16 25 October 2011

Colyton enjoyed a good day with both senior sides winning.

The 1st team made Bill Slee Cup progress with an excellent 3-2 victory over fellow Division Two outfit Halwill.

Goals from Calum Somers, Simon McClellan and a Halwill defender booked Colyton a place in the 4th Round of the Cup.

With a number players missing Colyton opted for a 3/5/2 formation. They managed to weather an early surge from an impressive Halwill side and played themselves into the game, with Jase Potter, George Moore and Callum Somers beginning to control the game in midfield. On 20 minutes Simon Mclellan found acres of space on the right flank and delivered a wonderful cross which sailed into the top corner giving the Tanners the lead.

If their first goal was slightly fortuitous, Colyton’s second was the complete opposite. Brilliant build up play once again found McClellan with space on the right and this time his cross to the back post found the head of Somers who nodded in past the keeper.

An early second half mix up in defence gave Halwill a lifeline when an innocuous back pass was misjudged by keeper Kris Reid and his miss-kick left the ball rolling into the net.!

Halwill went in search of an equaliser but Colyton always presented a threat on the counter and it was from one such raid that they restored their two goal advantage when Marc Potter’s strike rebounded back off the keeper and onto the defender to see the second own goal of the game.

Despite a late Halwill consolation Colyton held on for a 3-2 victory.

Callum Somers picked up the Man of the Match award and the game was sponsored by the Gerrard Arms.

Colyton Reserves were 3-0 winners at Newtown in a Division Eight game.

There’s no league action for a couple of weeks for the 1st team, they next play a Fresha League Division Two game on November 12 with a trip to Pinhoe.

The second team are in league action on Saturday with a trip to Met Office.


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