Upottery Reserves crowned Macron League Division Six champions
PUBLISHED: 07:05 08 May 2018 | UPDATED: 07:05 08 May 2018
Upottery Reserves have been crowned Macron Devon and Exeter League Division Six champions.
The Glebe Park men actually sealed the title following midweek results elsewhere and so there was something of a celebratory mood when they hosted Bampton, who spoiled the party – to a degree- by winning the match 4-3.
The Mid Devon men scored early, but parity was restored when Brad Morris laid the ball of and Owen McCreadie-Taylor applied a fine finish. A Brad Morris goal gave Upottery the lead, but Bampton were level at 2-2 by half-time. Early in the second half Bampton edged ahead for the second time only for a superb Cody Tratt-Skinner goal levelled things up once more. Bampton took the points with a late fourth, but nothing could dampen the Upottery enthusiasm to celebrate a third successive title win and they will line up in Division Five next season.
Manager Alex McCreadie-Taylor said: “It was a disappointing day, after the high of finding out we had won the league on Saturday, it was frustrating to lose to Bampton.
“However, with a cup semi-final to play on Friday (the villagers meet East Budleigh Reserves at Ottery St Mary) we need to dust ourselves off and raise our heads, and try and secure a place in the Golesworthy Cup final.
“That said, and putting things into perspective, if I’d been told pre Christmas we were going to be league winners again, I would have struggled to believe it, so all in all I am very proud of how far we have come and think we have done a pretty good job.”