Ottery St Mary all set to continue march towards Fresha glory in 2015

PUBLISHED: 15:12 30 December 2014 | UPDATED: 15:12 30 December 2014

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Ottery St Mary rounded off the year with a 3-0 success at Dunkeswell Rovers to continue their seemingly clear run to the Fresha League Division Six title.

Goals from Connor Swingler, Phil Paddison and Jonny Baker saw the Otters to what was a first clean sheet away success of the season.

They end the year sitting seven points clear of second played Kentisbeare who have a game in hand, but who have already been beaten both home and away by the Otters – the only two defeats this term for the Mid Devon outfit!

The year of 2014 began for the Washbrook Meadow men with a February 2, 4-2 home win over Met Office.

However, the remainder of the team’s fixtures last season saw them win four, lose five and draw two.

All that, of course, changed once Mike Dawe took charge and this season the team’s form has been outstanding.

They go into 2015 unbeaten in their Fresha League campaign with nine wins from 10 home games – their only defeat at home was a 4-3 reversal in the Devon Intermediate Cup. They have won all seven of their home league matches keeping clean sheets in five of them!

So what does 2015 have in store for the Otters. Boss Dawe is very clear as to what he hopes to see: “I am very hopeful that we continue to develop, build and indeed improve. For me the mission is very simple, the get this football club as high up the leagues as is possible. The current squad have done a cracking job so far. However, there’s plenty of life left in the season and, much as it pains me to say, things can turn quickly. I want us to stay focussed and, as the old saying goes, ‘take ever game as it comes.”

The Otters are at home to Langdon on Saturday (2.15pm). The South Devon side found a bit of form of late winning their last two league outings, this after they lost eight of their first nine”!


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