Teenager Mikey Sayers nets late winner for Millwey Rise Reserves

PUBLISHED: 08:54 18 February 2019 | UPDATED: 09:34 22 February 2019

Picture: Terry Life

Picture: Terry Life

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Millwey Rise second team were severely depleted with no fewer than eight regular team members called up to help the club's first team and so their 3-2 win at Honiton thirds really was a result to savour for all concerned, writes Dick Sturch.

Millwey took a second minute lead through Tim Phillips only for the home side to level eight minutes later.

The first half saw one more goal and it cam when Matt Rockett bundled a corner kick across the line to send Millwey into the break with a 2-1 advantage.

Honiton levelled for the second time midway through the second half. However, it was no more than Rise deserved when, with five minutes remaining, 16-year-old Mikey Sayers netted what proved to be the winner.

Youngsters Dan Rowe, Ben Webb, Mikey Sayers and debut making Finlay Cox all impressed in a terrific team performance.

On Saturday (February 23) Millwey Rise second team travel to Tedburn St Mary Reserves (3pm).

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