Upottery Football Club seeking new reserve team manager

PUBLISHED: 14:55 13 May 2019 | UPDATED: 08:54 15 May 2019

Upottery after their Seaton Cup triumph over Kentisbeare. Picture UPOTTERY FC

Upottery after their Seaton Cup triumph over Kentisbeare. Picture UPOTTERY FC


Upottery Football Club is looking for a manager to take charge of their reserve team.

The Glebe Park second team have enjoyed season-on-season success in recent years and may well find themselves next season playing in Division Four of the Macron League .

Upottery first team boss Dan Prettejohn says: "With regard to the second team boss post, qualifications are really not important to us as the club will always help a person get their badges to further develop the role.

"What is most important is a passion for the game and an understanding of how we work in as much as we like to have first team and second team managers working together for the benefit of the club as a while. Not for us is this two team concept that seems to run in some clubs - we operate as one."

Anyone interested in taking on the role of reserve team boss is asked to get in touch with Upottery Football Club chairman Phil Joyce on 07835 334549.

Meanwhile, the Upottery season is now completed and the club have some silverware for their top table at their annual awards evening after then first team won the Seaton Cup, defeating Kentisbeare 2-1 in the final.

Prettejohn says: "It was a close contest and they [Kentisbeare] look as if they will be a tidy side should they be in the Macron League top flight next season."

Goals from Jay Cross and Blake Freemantle saw Upottery to their cup win and they followed that up 24 hours later with a 3-1 win over Clyst Valley in their final league game of the season.

So what about next season for Prettejohn and his team. He says: "We are going for it next season and our player recruitment is going to be in line with that thinking. I am expecting some very eager players back for pre-season in about six or seven weeks time."

Prettejohn also had a word of praise for neighbouring Dunkeswell Rovers after their league success. He said: "Congratulations to Brian [Cann] and his Dunkeswell Rovers lads, its good to see them well and truly back on the football map."

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