Millwey Rise are going up - but to where?
PUBLISHED: 15:51 14 April 2015 | UPDATED: 15:51 14 April 2015
Millwey Rise 1st XI have secured the runners-up position in Perry Street Division One no matter the outcome of their game against nearest rivals Netherbury at Cloakham Lawns this Saturday (2.30pm), writes Dick Sturch
The question is whether they will still be playing their football in the Perry Street League or the Devon & Exeter League next season. A decision is yet to be made, but is very imminent.
Millwey Rise Reserves remain anchored to the bottom of the Third Division with little hope of improving their position after losing 4-0 away to Merriot Dynamos.
In a game that did very little to instil the art of ball control, Merriot were by far the most determined side.
The first half saw Millwey keep Dynamos at bay until five minutes before the break when they went in front with a shot from outside the area.
Millwey’s defence had been under constant pressure throughout the first period with very little respite except for the occasional forays of Gary Venn or Alex Rockett into the home side’s penalty area.
The second half was much of the same, though Merriot increased their tally by a further three goals, all of which were a result of Millwey’s inability to clear their lines from crosses.
Zak Meeker was outstanding for Millwey, whether in defence or linking up with the attack in an attempt to reduce the arrears.
Sam Turner and Dave Bridges occasionally found a way through the Merriot defence, though the end product of a goal always eluded them.
The Millwey injury jinx struck yet again when Rockett was taken to hospital with a dislocated shoulder.