Upottery bag nap hand win at Halwill – despite playing two thirds of game with 10 men

PUBLISHED: 20:26 20 December 2014 | UPDATED: 20:26 20 December 2014

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Upottery were 5-0 winners when they travelled to Halwill for their latest Fresha league Division Two engagement.

What made the nap hand clean-sheet success all the more impressive was that the villagers played two-thirds of the contest a man short after the3th minute red card dished out to young striker Sam Winslade.

Just a single goal separated the sides at the break, scored by Steve Morris. In the second half Upottery turned up the heat and struck four more with Morris again netting before goals from Max McKewan, Sam Farmer and Dan Scadden secured another win for the side.

It was Scadden from a central midfield berth that bagged the Upottery Man of the Match award.

That’s eight wins in nine league starts this season and the villagers are well placed to go on and make 2015 a very special year for the club.

Manager Dan Prettejohn was very pleased with his team saying: “That was as good as it gets. Indeed, it was the nearest thing to perfection you can get. In conditions more suited to bog snorkelling rather than football – yes it was that muddy – I thought we always had a measure of control on proceedings and even after the red card I felt we were never in any danger of not getting a positive result. We played some great football and for me, this show was as good as the other seriously memorable performance this term, that the 7-0 thrashing we gave a good Colyton side to end their run earlier in the campaign.”

Upottery are now just ten points off top spot and will expect to close still further on leaders University fourths when they entertain the same Halwill side this Saturday at Glebe Park (2.15pm).

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