Upottery get sixy at Tipton St John
PUBLISHED: 10:39 01 December 2014 | UPDATED: 16:09 02 December 2014
Upotterys march towards the second tier of Fresha League football continued with an impressive 6-1 demolition of a Tipton St John who, last season, were playing their trade in Division One.
The first half was a good contest with Upottery scoring first when Sam Farmer found the net. Tipton hit back well and levelled before Steve Morris scored what proved to be the goal of the game to send the villagers into the break with a 2-1 advantage.
It was a different story in the second half as Upottery made the most of playing down a significant slope. Jamie Girton made it 3-1 early in the second half and Joe Jones netted the fourth before Morris bagged his second.
Late in the game Upottery won a penalty that Morris missed, spurning a hat-trick in the process and there was still, time for the impressive Dan Scadden to score the side’s sixth and final goal.
Scadden was named the Upottery Man of the Match for his splendid shift in the centre of midfield.
The late withdrawal of the appointed referee through illness left Tipton St John substitute Joe Blackmore taking over the whistling duties. Upottery boss Dan Prettejohn said: “He (Blackmore) did very well I what were obviously difficult circumstances. Its never ideal when any member of a side has to officiate, but full marks to him for his handling of the game.”
On Saturday Upottery, who sit fifth in Division Two with 18 points from seven games, ten adrift of leaders University who have played four more matches, turn their attention to the Devon Senior Cup and a home meeting with Woolacombe and Mortehoe FC who ply their trade in the North Devon League.
Prettejohn says: “It’s a great opportunity for us to see how we fare against a top North Devon League side. I can’t wait for this one.”
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