Upottery in seventh heaven against Colyton

PUBLISHED: 11:03 22 September 2014 | UPDATED: 11:03 22 September 2014




Upottery’s superb start to the new season reached nee heights as they thumped the morning’s Fresha League Division Two leaders Colyton 7-0.

Villagers boss Dan Prettejohn is quietly confident about his charges hopes this season and his team have certainly made a big statement of intent in the opening weeks!

One of two new signings this season, Sam Farmer, opened the scoring. The former Honiton Town player drilled the ball home from 25-yards after good approach play from skipper Mark Tucker.

A Steve Morris free-kick was headed home by Joe Jones to make it 2-0 and a Sam Winslade header from open play made it three. Tucker became the next scorer as he headed home and the fifth and final goal in a superb first half show from Upottery was scored by Morris.

Within ten minutes of the second half staring the goal count had climbed to seven with Winslade and Jones both bagging second goals.

It was not all one-way and Colyton carried a threat. However, that was comfortably dealt with by an efficient and organised back three of Gary Moore, Daniel Symons and Adam Crabb in front of the confident Jack Trevisic in the Upottery goal.

The final third of the contest provided no further goals as the villagers took their foot off the gas, but Prettejohn was a very satisfied coach after the game.

He said: “We were good in all areas. I am delighted with how things are going. I do feel we have been very cute in the way we have complemented last season’s team with the signings of Sam (Farmer) and Mac (McKewan). The latter was a lynch pin in the Hemyock side and I felt he would bring something different to our cause and that’s what’s happened.”

Upottery sit four points off joint leaders University 4ths and Newtown Reserves. On Saturday they host a Dawlish side yet to win in the league this season.

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