Upottery ease into next round of cup after Cully success

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Upottery eased their way into the next round of the Bill Slee Cup with a 3-2 success at home to Cullompton Rangers.

It’s a measure of the rise and rise in recent season’s of the villagers that they outclassed a team who had been playing two levels above them as recently as last season.

A Steve Morris corner was headed home by Joey Jones to see Upottery into the lead, but the Mid Devon side were level straight from the kick-off. Upottery responded well and it was no more than they deserved when Jones bagged his second, this time from open play. Morris rifled a 25-yard free-kick into the back of the Cully net to see his side into a 3-12 interval lead.

After the break the home side controlled proceedings and the only thing lacking was a finish to match some good approach play. It was in the dying seconds that Cully scored their second, but Upottery were not to be denied.

Villagers boss Dan Prettejohn said: “We played well an dare beginning to show real consistency. Of course the league is what really counts, but I would not day no to some silverware as well as place in a higher division.”

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There’s more cup action for Upottery on Saturday with a home game in the Devon Senior Cup against Ipplepen (2pm).

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