Upottery miss chances and pay the price in Thorverton defeat

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Thorverton Reserves 4, Upottery 2 Upottery came up against a stronger than usual home team and were edged out, despite controlling large periods of the game, particular in the first half.

They trailed 2-1 at half-time, but had they taken just a few of the many chances they created they would have gone into the break with a big advantage!

With a bare squad available as a number of players were needed by Upottery Cricket club for their opening County League game, boss Dan Prettejohn was forced to play the whole game!

Sam Winslade and Charlie Lane scored the Upottery goal. Prettejohn said: “I guess there was an air of end of season about this one. Then fact I managed to get through the whole 90 minutes is probably the biggest plus for me! We missed too many first half chances. However, we move on and have all eyes now on that forth coming cup semi-final.”

Upottery are in action tonight with their final league opponents this season being near rivals Hemyock then they can focus totally on next week’s Grandisson Cup semi-final when they take on Division One outfit Tipton St John at Ottery St Mary.


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