Pike nets winner for Millwey Rise at Forton

PUBLISHED: 21:47 17 January 2015 | UPDATED: 16:43 20 January 2015

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Millwey Rise won their first game of the New Year with a 3-1 success at Forton, writes Dick Sturch.

Rise claimed all three points in style, though they fell behind early. However, they kept a good high line, pressing the home side at every opportunity. Their reward came with an excellent passing movement resulting in a cool finish from Keith Forsey just on half time. In the second half Millwey’s pressure resulted in several opportunities on goal.

The one that counted came from a great finish by Leo Maguire, his volley gave the Forton keeper no chance. Mark Pike eventually made the game safe with some neat footwork in the home sides penalty area before slotting the ball home.

Millwey had the opportunity to increase the goal tally late on when they were awarded a penalty, but the Forton keeper pushed the resultant strike away for a corner adding to the string of saves he made to keep the visitors at bay.

For Millwey Rise Leo Maguire and Keith Forsey were prominent, with Stuart King the bedrock in the defence. This win elevates Millwey to second place in Division One. Their next game, on Januarfy 31, is at Cloakham Lawns against league leaders Barrington who have won all ten of their games so far this season including two wins already over Milwey Rise. They had an extra-time 4-2 cup win and then a 2-0 win in the league at Barrington last month.

Millwey Rise reserves lost at home 6-1to high-flying Kingsbury. On Saturday (January 24) they entertain Shepton Beauchamp Reserves (2pm).

Latest Perry Street League Division One table

P W D L F A Pts

Barrington 10 10 0 0 46 7 30

Millwey Rise 12 9 1 2 43 20 28

Winsham 12 8 1 3 38 22 25

Chard United 14 6 1 7 30 26 19

Forton Rangers 12 5 3 4 31 24 18

Netherbury 10 5 2 3 29 22 17

Lyme Bantams 11 3 2 6 17 30 11

Luso-Chard 12 3 0 9 23 49 9

Pymore 11 1 2 8 23 40 5

Farway United 10 1 0 9 12 52 3

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