Millwey Rise Reserves go down at Exmouth

PUBLISHED: 11:26 06 December 2015 | UPDATED: 11:27 06 December 2015

Millwey travelled to play East Budleigh on Saturday. Ref mhsp 7418-48-15SH. Picture: Simon Horn

Millwey travelled to play East Budleigh on Saturday. Ref mhsp 7418-48-15SH. Picture: Simon Horn


Millwey Rise Reserves went down 6-1 when they visited Exmouth Amateurs third team, writes Dick Sturch.

Once again the team plans were thrown into disarray with the knock-on effect of late changes due to first team calls left the side without many who would have played in the game at Warren View, Exmouth.

Both the previous weeks scores in the splendid draw at Axminster Town, and a midfielder were called up to travel with the first eleven to Otterton. Also the fact that the home clubs Reserves did not have a game and were this able to considerably strengthen their third, made life even more difficult for Millwey.

However, they did take the lead with a goal scored by striker Joel Seward who went on to have a great game. Exmouth came back netting the rebound from a penalty Millwey’s keeper had pushed away. They scored a second before half time to go into the break 2-1 in front.

After the restart Millwey were struggling to keep the home team out. It was a very much backs to the wall performance with Ray Coombes outstanding in the middle of the defence. Unfortunately brave effort was not enough as Exmouth went on to score another four and ran out 6-1 winners at the close.

This Saturday (December 12) the Reserves are in Cloakham Lawns action when they host Upottery Reserves (2.15pm).

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