Winslade scores and Upottery stay top with Chagford win

PUBLISHED: 09:08 20 November 2013 | UPDATED: 09:08 20 November 2013

Chagford 0, Upottery 1

A second-half goal from Sam Winslade was sufficient to see Upottery bank three more points and maintain pole position in Fresha Division Three.

The villagers found the home side a tough nut to crack, something acknowledged by boss Dan Prettejohn who said: “They (Chagford) probably gave us our hardest game of the season to date. They worked very hard throughout and it was not that we played badly, because we didn’t. Credit must go to them for making it so tough.”

The decisive moment in the match came at the end of a frenetic ten-minute passage of play that saw Upottery get nearer and nearer to netting. When a Mark Tucker shot was parried by the home glovesman and ran free, Sam Winslade reacted quickest to slam the ball home.

Post match the referee gave the Upottery star man award to the young goal scorer.

Prettejohn agreed with that verdict, but added: “For me also a huge part of the success was the performance by our trio of defenders Dave Sawyer, Gary Moore and Stuart Coombes who were superb throughout in front of Jac Trevisic who once again deserved yet another clean sheet.”

On Saturday Upottery entertain Sidmouth Town Reserves at Glebe Park.

Fresha League Division Three table

P W D L F A Pts

Upottery 9 7 1 1 29 8 22

Hemyock 9 6 2 1 27 7 20

Newtown 9 6 1 2 19 9 19

University 7 6 0 1 24 8 18

Woodbury 9 5 1 3 28 13 16

Tedburn St Mary 10 4 2 4 11 24 14

Sidmouth Town 9 3 2 4 18 21 11

Ottery St Mary 8 3 0 5 16 13 9

Chagford 10 3 0 7 15 26 9

Chulmleigh 5 2 0 3 11 11 6

Axminster Town 9 1 1 7 8 36 4

Exmouth Amateurs 8 0 0 8 3 33 0


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