Somers brace sees Colyton off to opening day success.
PUBLISHED: 12:57 23 August 2011
Colyton began a new Fresha, Devon and Exeter League, Division Two campaign with an excellent opening day win at Topsham Town Reserves.
Without manager Keith Somers, unavailable due to work commitments and under the guidance of assistant Simon McClellan, Colyton travelled to Coronation Field without three regular players.
Colyton started the better of the two teams, playing some neat football at times and giving their opponents no time to settle on the ball.
The first real chance came after 20 minutes when Marc Potter hit a rasping volley from the edge of the area only to see it crash against the underside of the crossbar and fall the wrong side of the goal line!
As the first half wore on, Topsham began to put their stamp on the game and could have easily taken the lead but for some poor finishing.
Colyton finally broke the deadlock after 35 minutes when a well timed run from Callum Somers was found by skipper Paul Millman.
Somers collected the ball, coolly went round the keeper and slotted home to open his account for the season.
Just three minutes later the home side were level owing to some hesitancy I the Colyton back line.
With half time looming Nathan Maddocks arrived to nod home a corner to the far post to send Colyton into the break with a 2-1 advantage.
Then hosts began the second half well and Colyton keeper Kris Reid was called into action to make some excellent, and important saves.
The game became stretched with both sides looking to add further goals. With twenty minutes remaining Somers rose highest in the box to meet a George Moore corner and thumped his header into the roof of the net. Topsham earned a late consolation but it was an impressive opening display from Colyton who will be looking to improve on last seasons mid table finish.
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