Millwey Rise edged out in Mid Devon

PUBLISHED: 15:46 29 October 2018 | UPDATED: 15:46 29 October 2018

Honiton 2nds at home to East Budleigh. Ref mhsp 40-16TI 9156. Picture: Terry Ife

Honiton 2nds at home to East Budleigh. Ref mhsp 40-16TI 9156. Picture: Terry Ife


The season-long wait for a first win of the campaign for Millwey Rise goes on after they were narrowly beaten in their latest Macron League Division Five game, edged out 1-0 at Sampford Peverell, writes Dick Sturch.

Millwey Rise dominated the first period of the contest in Mid Devon, but it was the hosts who took the lead 10 minutes from the break when a close range header from a rare foray forward found the net!

Five minutes into the second half a Haydn Lewis header flew just wide and then a Keith Forsey header skimmed off the crossbar; both opportunities provided by Nathan Womersley crosses.

Another Millwey attack saw the ball ricochet again off the bar. Brett Garner in Millwey’s goal was rarely troubled, but on the occasions he provided a safe pair of hands.

Rise launched attack after attack throughout the second half, but somehow, Sampford kept them at bay!

Many times the ball went across the penalty area, but found no one to provide the final touch!

Young Brad Conway, who came on as a sub for Ty Allen, made an instant impression, twice going close and another sub, Dan Rowe, had an opportunity in the dying minutes with a header which the keeper gratefully gathered.

The Rise defence of Alex Rockett, Fraser Beament and Haydn Lewis, were solid. Dave Bridges again was impressive in midfield, the Man of the Match award went to Sam Turner (sponsored by Turner and Gibson Decorating), whose all-round contribution and distribution was impressive.

There is no doubt someone is going to feel the full force of Millwey’s scoring ability soon, but until then it remains so frustrating for both players and supporters alike. On Saturday (November 3), Rise entertain University of Exeter at Cloakham Lawns (2.15pm).

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