Frost stars as Upottery Reserves suffer narrow defeat in Exeter
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Upottery Reserves went down 1-0 in a close encounter with a Devon Yeoman side they had beaten 3-1 at Glebe Park just seven days before.
Playing in what were the most testing of weather conditions in Exeter, Upottery began well, playing some good football.
However, they were dealt a blow when they lost Adriano De Silva to an early injury.
The game became one of a ‘midfield battle’ with few chances at either end, though Upottery goalkeeper Kieron Conway did make a couple of superb saves before being beaten by a close-range finish that saw the home side go into the break with a 1-0 advantage.
There was a similar run of play in the second half and Upottery did create ‘opportunities’, but a combination of resolute defending and plain ‘bad luck’ meant they were unable to find an equaliser.
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There were plenty of positives for Upottery to take from the game.
Adam Crabb, Dom McCreadie-Taylor and Luke Phillips all stood out, but the Man of the Match award, sponsored by Highfield Garage of Dunkeswell, went to Upottery captain Matt Frost.
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On Saturday (October 3), Upottery Reserves entertain Cranbrook United (3pm).