Uplyme knock out Ottery in cup

PUBLISHED: 10:00 16 September 2009 | UPDATED: 00:11 16 June 2010

Uplyme were in Devon Intermediate Cup action and beat Ottery St Mary 5-0.

Uplyme were in Devon Intermediate Cup action and beat Ottery St Mary 5-0.

At half time, and playing downhill, they were just 1-0 up, Richie Durrant scoring. But he went on to complete a hat-trick after the break and was joined on the scoresheet by goalkeepr Lloyd Cleal and 17 year old Greg Matthews.

The former caught the stand-in Ottery keeper unawares when a lengthy goalkick just bounced into the net, and the latter was securing his first senior goal for the club.

Manager Rodney Rowe described the win as 'comprehensive', adding that Dowlish away next week would be a tougher task.

Millwey Rise were knocked out of the cup 6-2 by Alphington, but Farway Utd progress in their favourite cup with a 2-1 win over Dawlish Utd Reserves.

They started as if they thought it would be easy - and it was with a goal in the fourth minute when Simon Lane's corner set up Ben Williams to score. But that looked like being the high point of the game.

Farway marginally had most of the play, Dawlish had more chances to score, and they did before half time.

And if it wasn't for an astoundingly good mid second half save from Phil Woodley, they would have got right back in the game.

That save was followed by three or four others and it wasn't until the 88th minute, when Ben Williams, with a quality left footed cross, returned the favour for Simon Lane to score Farway's second goal.

Phil Woodley deserved Man of the Match honours. Farway play Winsham away next week in the Division One Cup.

Lyme Regis Reserves drew 1-1 with Perry Street Reserves, their opponents drawing level in the 94th minute injury time. Perry Street had been on top in the first half, but Lyme had the best of the second half chances and looked all the way the winners after Ben Morgan's goal.

In Premier, Lyme Regis had chances to spare in their 4-3 win over Combe St Nicholas.

Combe put in the worst performance Lyme boss had ever seen from one of their sides and he knew that they would be in for a rocket at half time.

By then Lyme were 3-0 up, but had spurned chances which would have made it 7-0 at least.

"At half time I told our guys not to let Combe back in, but we did let them pull back to 4-3," Townsend said.

Even late in the game, Lyme hit the cross bar and post. Goals were shared between Joe Bond, Dominic Rowe, with a header, Mike Legg, with a cracking 20 yarder and teenager Dan Prendeville, who always seems to pop up in a scoring position. Prendeville will be missed when he goes to university.

Legg, who played on the right wing, was Man of the Match.

Next week Townsend knows he will be without five of the side that played Combe due to university, injuries and holidays. Stuart King injured his hamstring while warming up and won't be available this week when Lyme play Ilminster.

FARWAY Reserves beat Hawkchurch 4-2 at home. Millwey Rise Reserves beat Shepton Beauchamp Reserves 5-3.


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