Upottery stroll to victory at North Tawton

PUBLISHED: 21:14 22 February 2012

Action between Colaton Raleigh 2nds and Colyton 2nds (in red stripes) at Newton Poppleford on Saturday afternoon. Photo by Simon Horn. Ref mhsp 1496-03-12SH To order your copy of this photograph visit www.midweekherald.co.uk and click on myphotos24

Action between Colaton Raleigh 2nds and Colyton 2nds (in red stripes) at Newton Poppleford on Saturday afternoon. Photo by Simon Horn. Ref mhsp 1496-03-12SH To order your copy of this photograph visit www.midweekherald.co.uk and click on myphotos24

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Upottery 4:0 North Tawton

Catalin Pislaru was the star of the show with a hat-trick as the villagers banked three important points to boost their chance of promotion from Division Three.

Dave Sawyer gave them a narrow half-time advantage. In the second half Pislaru took centre stage with his treble, but he got some considerable help from Charlie Lane who was responsible for no fewer than three assists in the game.

Upottery’s success was all the more remarkable as they had travelled without four influential players. Manager Dan Prettejohn called up Adrian Coombe for a rare start and he bossed proceedings throughout from a central midfield berth.

On Saturday Upottery host Colaton Raleigh and Prettejohn hopes to be able to call on the services of Mark Tucker, Tristan Bailey, Matthew Button-Stephens and teenager Sam Winslade, who all missed the North Tawton trip.

There’s another game forthcoming on the Upottery agenda for they have a February 29 game under the floodlights at Silver Street, Willand, for a Bill Slee Cup meeting with Uplowman.


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