Upottery see winning run ended by Colyton
PUBLISHED: 15:20 01 February 2015 | UPDATED: 15:20 01 February 2015
Upottery had their magnificent run of victories ended as they went down 4-3 to Fresha League Division Two leaders Colyton.
Twice Upottery led the contest, indeed, they held a 3-2 advantage with 30 minutes remaining, but Colyton, with goals from Callum Somers (2), George Richards and James Salter, were good value for their success.
In what was a classic East Devon derby Joey Jones gave Upottery an early lead, but Colyton hit back to first level and then take a 2-1 advantage into the break.
Jones levelled things up with his second and when leading scorer Steve Morris scored with 30 minutes remaining the Glebe Park faithful must have thought they’d see their team to win number 17 on the spin. However Colyton hit back and went on to deservedly take the points.
Upottery boss Dan Prettejohn said: “No complaints from me. Sadly, and fortunately, I have not had to say this too many time over the past couple of seasons, but they (Colyton) wanted it more than we did. Our game plan was not helped by the stop-start nature of the game which was very much down to the man in the middle who seemed to blow his whistle at every given opportunity. That said, there are times when you simply hold your hands up and say we were not good enough on the day, and this was one such occasion.”
Both sides remain firmly in the title race with Colyton now sitting 15 points clear of Upottery who sit fourth, but have plated seven games fewer.
On Saturday both travel with Colyton heading to Hemyock and Upottery making the journey to Dawlish.
Prettejohn says of the game at Dawlish: “We simply have to show a response to this defeat and I am very confident we will.”
P W D L F A Pts
Colyton 20 16 0 4 54 34 48
University 16 13 1 2 58 17 40
Newtown 18 11 1 6 47 30 34
Upottery 13 11 0 2 63 15 33
Sidmouth Town* 13 11 0 2 48 20 32
Cullompton Rangers 14 10 0 4 43 20 30
Chulmleigh 16 10 0 6 43 29 30
(*) points deducted
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