Millwey Rise good value for point

PUBLISHED: 13:06 08 February 2015 | UPDATED: 13:06 08 February 2015

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Milwey Rise were good value for a share of the spoils in their meeting with South Petherton at Cloakham Lawns, writes Dick Sturch.

In a very competitive game the home side took the lead fifteen minutes into the game when a visiting defender, under pressure, put the ball past his own goalkeeper!

This was no more than Millwey deserved after an aggressive opening spell. With both sides playing attacking football, and the home side fashioning several more scoring opportunities, it was South Petherton who scored next to equalise just before half-time. The second half brought more of the same with both sides hitting the woodwork, but there was no further goals. For Millwey Wayne Jenkins and Gary Larcombe were outstanding in defence while Zach Meeker together with the other young players showed why they will be such an asset to the Club in the future.

This Saturday (February 14) Next week Dowlish and Donyatt are the visitors to Cloakham Lawns for a match that kicks off at 2.30pm.

Meanwhile, the Millwey Rise first team are again without a match which is frustrating for players and officials alike and, as reported last week, is leading to a suggestion that switching to the Fresha Devon and Exeter league may be a better option for the club.


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