Upottery march into next round of Firewatch Cup

PUBLISHED: 08:53 16 September 2015 | UPDATED: 08:53 16 September 2015

Axminster Town Reserves action versus Upottery

Axminster Town Reserves action versus Upottery


Upottery won a second successive cup tie 4-0 as they eased their way into the next round of the Firewatch Devon Senior Cup with victory at Lympstone.

The villagers were excellent value for the success, which came seven days after they made progress in the East Devon Senior Cup.

Sam Winslade, Dan Scadden, Mark Tucker and Owen McCreadie-Taylor netted the goals, the latter having been called up from the Reserve side for the match.

Manager Dan Prettejohn said: “It was more workmanlike than class and certainly laboured rather than exciting and energetic. That said if the lads want to produce that sort of performance and yet still march comfortably on, then who am I to complain? We’ve made a good start, but I want them all to keep their feet on the ground.”

Upottery Reserves have also made a slick start too the season and they made Devon Intermediate Cup progress after winning 2-1 at Kentisbeare.

Dean Crabtree and Dan Hole scored the goals and there was another big part played by glovesman Chris Palfrey who, after the home side had levelled to make it 1-1, made a terrific penalty save. Inspired by Palfrey’s work the team swiftly restored their lead with Hole netting the match-winning goal.

This Saturday (September 12) Upottery first team travel to meet a Sidmouth Town Reserves side that has also made a flying start with back-to-back Fresha League Division One victories.

Prettejohn’s side has yet to contest a league game, so their visit to Manstone Lane will be a good marker as to the league campaign ahead.

The Reserves are also in league action when they host Newton Poppleford.

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