Evans a doubt as Otters go in search of seventh straigh win with visit of Otterton

PUBLISHED: 09:56 07 December 2018

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Ottery St Mary goalkeeper Jamie Evans is a major doubt for the Otters’ home game with Otterton tomorrow (Saturday).

Evans suffered a hand injury a fortnight ago and if the regular glovesman does not pass a fitness test then Ben Rushden will deputise between the posts.

Ottery go into the game seeking a seventh successive win.

In the past six league games, the Otters have netted no fewer than 34 goals and, in Corey Ringer, they have the leading scorer across all the top four divisions of the Macron League.

Ringer - who has netted 11 in the current winning run, has 19 goals to his name from just 15 starts so far this season.

In stark contrast, visitors Otterton have not won since a 3-1 victory at Budleigh. Otterton have lost each of their last three, going down 3-2 to Winchester, 4-3 to Beer and 2-0 to Axmouth United.

However, they have already beaten Ottery this season, winning the league meeting at Otterton back in September 3-1.

Ottery boss Dave Fairweather says: “We owe them [Otterton] one as we really did not do oursleves justice in that first game. It was a contest that we got our noses in front only to then commit a couple of indivudal errors and, come the end, we were well beaten. But there is a different look about us now and I am confident that, if we focus on what we do best, then we will get the result we really want.”

The game against Otterton kicks off at 3pm.

● Did you know Otterton have won on each of their three past visits to Ottery? Read more now at www.sidmouthherald.co.uk

● The Ottery ladies claimed their first ever victory at Seaton Town last Sunday when a goal from Meg Williams, coupled with a clean sheet for goalkeeper Shannon Newman, saw them to a 1-0 victory.

The Otterettes are back in action this coming Sunday (December 9) when Washbrook Meadow plays host to a double header of action. On Sunday, the Robinettes host Signal Box Frankfort from Plymouth when they will be seeking to claim a fourth win in five league outings. The game takes place on the main pitch and, on the ‘top pitch’ there’s a Devon U18 League game between Ottery St Mary and Feniton.

The two sides met at Acland Park earlier in the campaign when the Otters were edged out 1-0. Both Sundays matches kick-off at 2pm.

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