Upottery boss spies on Devon Senior Cup opponents
PUBLISHED: 20:42 07 February 2015 | UPDATED: 20:42 07 February 2015
Upottery were left bemused when their game at Dawlish was cancelled owing to a frozen pitch in South Devon.
The villagers’ boss Dan Prettejohn said: “We gather an under-12 game was played in the morning so it could not have been that frozen!”
The loss of the fixture was a blow to the villagers for this coming weekend they have a double header of matches in two different cup competitions and Prettejohn wanted to finalise plans for what is going to be the biggest game in the clubs history to date on Saturday.
Upottery travel to Landkey in North Devon on Saturday (February 14) to contest a Devon Senior Cup quarter-final. It’s the first time that the village club has reached the last eight of the most prestigious cup competition at this level.
Prettejohn is determined to leave no stone unturned in his teams bid for further cup glory. With the game at Dawlish off he jumped in a car with Mike Kellow, Merv Sawyer and Nigel Wyatt to take in Landkey’s North Devon League Senior Division match at Woolsery.
The game ended 1-1 and Prettejohn says: “It was a fair old way to travel, but certainly worth it. I saw enough to know we’ll have our work cut out. They look a useful outfit and we’ll need to be at our best.”
Landkey Town have already put Bow AAC (4-0) and Culm United (4-2 out of the competition. They currently sit second in their league table, two points behind leaders Braunton Reserves with a game in hand.
The day after the game in North Devon Upottery head for Woodbury to contest a Bill Slee Cup quarter-final tie.
P W D L F A Pts
Braunton Reserves 16 13 1 2 53 19 40
Landkey Town 15 12 2 1 78 22 38
Hartland 17 11 2 4 70 34 35
Georgeham & Croyde 19 11 1 7 52 41 34
Torridgeside Reserves 17 10 2 5 45 31 32
Woolacombe & Mortehoe 14 9 4 1 48 22 31
The full Devon Senior Cup quarter-final draw Henrys Cronies v Exwick Villa; Landkey Town v Upottery; Lapford v Exmouth Amateurs; Witheridge v Ashburton