Somers double boosts the Colyton promoiton effort

PUBLISHED: 16:04 10 April 2012

Colyton FC team. - missing from photo is regular player Jason Potter
Back Row (L-R): Richard Tratt, Jedd Feldman, Michael Gould, Kris Reid, Chris Platts, Michael Burgess, Nathan Maddocks, Keith Somers (Manager).
Front Row (L-R): Callum Somers, Simon McClellan (Player/Assistant Manager), George Moore, Marc Potter, Gary Sims, Wayne Waddon, Oliver Tollerfield.

Colyton FC team. - missing from photo is regular player Jason Potter Back Row (L-R): Richard Tratt, Jedd Feldman, Michael Gould, Kris Reid, Chris Platts, Michael Burgess, Nathan Maddocks, Keith Somers (Manager). Front Row (L-R): Callum Somers, Simon McClellan (Player/Assistant Manager), George Moore, Marc Potter, Gary Sims, Wayne Waddon, Oliver Tollerfield.

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Colyton 3, Broadclyst 1

Colyton’s promotion push gathered further pace with their fourth consecutive victory, a ninth of the Division Two season to date.

The Tanners began brightly and created three excellent chances in the opening five minutes. However, a lack of composure in front of goal denied them the early score their approach play deserved.

The visitors then struck, against the run of play, to take a 15th minute lead.

Nine minutes later parity was restored when Mike Gould’s trusty left foot ensured the ball nestled in the bottom corner of the Broadclyst net!

On the half hour mark George Moore was bundled over in the box and, after a lengthy delay as the offending player seemed hesitant to give up his name, Callum Somers slotted the spot kick.

Colyton continued to boss the proceedings for the remainder of the half and throughout the second period.

It was not until the 85th minute that the final goal of the game arrived when a neat header from the hard-working Nathan Maddocks found Somers some 40-yards from goal. The teenager sped away, showing a clean set of heels to the last defender, before tucking the ball home.

Nathan Maddocks received the Man of the Match award from sponsors TCAS Accountants.

Colyton still have ten games to play and, if they were to win seven of them, there is every likelihood that would propel them into a top three finish and with it a place in the second tier of Fresha League football next season.

Next up is Saturday’s home game with one of the four teams who currently sit between them and a promotion berth, Westexe Rovers.

The Tiverton side entertain Colyton next month in the return fixture so victory for the Tanners on Saturday will strengthen the belief that this may just be a promotion year for the villagers!


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