McCreadie-Taylor at the double as Upottery Reserves exit Golesworthy Cup

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Upottery Reserves went out of the Golesworthy Cup, beaten 4-3 on penalties after a compelling encounter with fellow Macron League Division Eight outfit Kentisbeare Reserves.

Upottery travelled to the game without a number of key players and their cause was hit further just 15 minutes into the cup tie when leading scorer Brad Morris hobbled out of the action with an injury.

A reshuffle of positions followed and, soon after, Owen McCreadie-Taylor, who had been pushed up front to take over the Morris role, drilled the ball home to give Upottery the lead.

The home side levelled, but the lead was restored when a Dan Hole cross was blasted home by McCreadie-Taylor.

The hosts levelled once more, but not without a huge slice of controversy! When awarded a hotly disputed free-kick just outside the area, the ball was rifled home.

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Both sides then created, and missed, chances and the tie went into extra-time – the last thing the supporters wanted on a bitterly cold Sunday afternoon!

The Kents struck first in the extra half-hour, but Upottery refused to concede and deservedly took the tie to penalty kicks with a Jamie Westwood goal following a Gavin Richards free-kick. Sadly, for Upottery and their travelling support, the spot kick shoot-out went the way of the home side.

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The Upottery Man of the Match award went to two-goal Owen McCreadie-Taylor.

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