Upottery win pleases boss Prettejohn

PUBLISHED: 14:30 04 October 2011

Upottery enjoyed a 3-1 victory over visiting Sampford Peverell.

Dan Prettejohn’s side had lost their first two league outings but made no mistake at the third time of asking with goals from Adam Crabb, Mark Tucker and Sam Winslade before the visitors scored a late consolation.

The first of then three goals was without doubt the best.

Crabb is rarely on the score sheet but the left back ventured forward before unleashing fierce drive from fully 30-yards that powered its way past the Mid Devon side’s keeper and into the net.

Crabb went on to have a fine game but the star man for Upottery was undoubtedly central midfielder Tristan Bailey.

Boss Prettejohn said: “We deserved to win and it was the clinical way we scored our goals that pleased me most. I am glad we have finally got our season up and running and, as for the mission this term, it’s very much to make our home ground a fortress and, longer term, look to finish as high as we can.”

Saturday sees Upottery play the first of eight successive home games when they entertain Crescent.

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