Upottery suffer penalty woe in cup tie with Culmleigh

PUBLISHED: 21:50 11 September 2013 | UPDATED: 21:50 11 September 2013

Upottery were knocked out of the Bill Slee Cup, beaten on penalties by Chulmleigh.

The two sides share two goals in normal time, couldn’t add to that tally in extra-time and so the tie was settled by a penalty shoot-out, one won 5-4 by the visitors.

Steve Morris had fired the villagers into the lead, but Chulmleigh levelled and the tie was eventually settled in a penalty shoot-out.

Upottery boss Dan Prettejohn said: “It was not meant to be for we had sufficient opportunities to win this one comfortably. I could not fault the application and the effort, just the finishing!”

Mark Tucker served up the individual stand-out shift for Upottery who have another cup tie on Saturday when they host Abbotskerswell in the Devon senior Cup.

Prettejohn says: “It’ll be a different team, from a higher level, but a game the players should relish. We’ll look to let them know by full time that they have been in a game.”

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