Millwey through in cup

PUBLISHED: 11:36 15 October 2008 | UPDATED: 22:27 15 June 2010

MILLWEY RISE came back from their Devon Intermediate Cup clash with Langdon with a 5-1 win having taken a while to adapt to the home side's 'huge' pitch, writes Lee Glanville.

MILLWEY RISE came back from their Devon Intermediate Cup clash with Langdon with a 5-1 win having taken a while to adapt to the home side's 'huge' pitch. "They only had one up front and we were a bit overawed by all that space to start with," said manager Ian Hall, who had to run the Langdon line for the first 30 minutes. Millwey persevered and were rewarded with a 35 metre left foot drive from Callum Garrett but saw their lead wiped out when defender Peter Hall gave away a penalty which was duly converted. In the second half Ian Hall dropped the two centre forwards back to midfield and brought on Matty Preece up front and he scored once the midfield had got on top. Hard work from Garrett on the right was giving the Langdon left back a torrid time and pushing play up the pitch. Mark Jenkins got the first goal of his hat-trick on 70 minutes, adding the other two within 15 minutes. Hall said: "I wasn't pleased with the whole of the 90 minutes but I was pleased with how the side adapted to changes. We have players coming back from injury now which will help." MILLWEY RESERVES lost 6-0 to Norton and, after a truly awful first half, were 5-0 down by half time. Manager Stuart Ellis admitted he threw his toys out of the pram at half time and he was pleased to see his team learn from their mistakes. "It is the joys of promotion I am afraid. The first half was no more than we deserved but I was delighted with the second half effort," he said. FARWAY UNITED can't buy a point or a win at the moment but, says manager Andy Baily, it's not because they don't deserve it. "We need to win and not deserve it, not play well without getting the points! The quality of play is ok, but the longer we go without a win or a point, the harder it gets! A couple of seasons ago I couldn't believe how easy it was to win!" Neither side scored in the first half, but Combe St Nicholas netted straight after the restart and Farway had to endure a painful 10 minutes when they completely lost the plot and conceded a second goal. They gathered themselves together and got a goal back through Steve Hallett when there were still 15 minutes left to play and Farway had chance after chance to level. With five minutes to go Christopher Baily was pushed up front and Farway were punished, conceding a third goal with three minutes left. Farway still have a few tickets left for next Saturday's 60th anniversary celebrations, when a hog roast will be held at the village hall. Please contact Willie Rich (01404) 871422 or Steve Loud (01404) 871329 for more details. FARWAY RESERVES manager Rodney Lock was pleased with how his team played, but disappointed with the result - a 4-3 defeat at the hands of Barrington Res."They were very unlucky, having played some super football," Lock said. Farway were 3-1 down by the break, scoring through Chris Legg, John Mattison (impressive celebrations) and Greg McCullom. McCullom was Man of the Match but the whole side played well. The match was marred when Lee Couch broke his ankle and the club wishes him a speedy recovery. Playmakers Mark Bailey and Ben Whittington were missing from LYME REGIS 1ST XI against Perry Street and it showed. A mis-call by keeper Ashley Caddy to Dominic Rowe saw the ball knocked on to a 50:50 challenge and a striker cut in, his shot bobbling in off the post. Lyme showed more fight and passion after the break and in the last 15 minutes had multiple chances to level and win. "We deserved a point on our final 15 minute spell alone," said boss Rob Thom.LYME RESERVES were unlucky to go out of the Division One Cup against Charmouth on penalties, the sides drawing 3-3 after extra time. They had called in a few players from the Bantams - hence why their match was called off. Neil Baker put Lyme 1-0 up before half time but an error from keeper Jed Whittington allowed a Charmouth player to slide in and score. Lyme conceded two more early in the second half, one from a howling error by player manager Mark Hodder. Tom Bond's speculative 40 yard effort deceived the keeper and - says Thom - can be viewed on Facebook! Dan Prendeville - up from the Bantams - levelled the scores. Lyme went into extra time confident but ended goalless, having lost Whittington for a spell following a head injury, and with Ben Morgan getting cramp. And so to penalties - Ben Morgan and Steve Batey scored, Neil Baker's shot was saved and the usual Mr Reliable Ali Rattenbury missed. Charmouth scored four, Whittington getting the fifth.


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