Upottery two wins from Fresha title after passing University test

PUBLISHED: 19:36 25 April 2015 | UPDATED: 19:36 25 April 2015

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Upottery are just two wins away from securing the Fresha League Division Two title after they won their to-of-the-table clash with University 2-1.

The students arrived at Glebe Park knowing that who ever won the match would be in pole position to go on and land the top honour.

Upottery made a bright start and took a first half lead through Joe Jones when he sent a precise lobbed shot up and over the University gloves man.

The villagers took their narrow advantage into the break, but doubled it on the hour mark thanks to a terrific left foot volley from Dan Symons.

That looked like being an end to the scoring such was the hold that the villagers held on the game. However, what looked a harsh decision to call a Gary Moore slide-tackle in the area a foul, led to a penalty that was tucked away by the students to set up what should have been a grandstand finish.

Any home worries about the students getting a second were quickly dispelled though as Upottery took control once more and saw the game out ion some comfort.

A delighted Dan Prettejohn said of his teams efforts: “Superb, there was so much at stake in this game and the players were terrific fro first whistle to last. It’s in our hands now and I am sure we’ll not let this wonderful opportunity of going up as champions slip.”

The game was the final one of the league season at their Glebe Park home and now Upottery must win two away matches to seal the top honour. They go to Sidmouth Town Reserves on Saturday (3pm) and then round things off on the Monday after (May 4) with a trip to Dawlish.

Prettejohn says of the last two games: “I’d be very surprised, not to say disappointed, if I don’t have players beating on my door and ringing me up wanting to play in these last two matches.”

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