Upottery Reserves beaten by Bravehearts
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Upottery Reserves went down 3-0 when they visited the Silver Street ground home of Bravehearts for a meeting with the Macron League Division Six table-toppers.
With Upottery having pipped the Willand-based side to the Division Seven title last season, it was clear from the start that the home side had more than the three points to play for!
Seeking sweet revenge for that title woe, Bravehearts took an early lead and doubled it on 25 minutes with a goal from close range after a corner had not been cleared.
There was controversy five minutes later when Upottery were awarded a penalty, but, having pointed to the spot, the match referee was then advised by the ‘home’ linesman of an off-side leading up to the ‘foul’ and the original decision was reversed – much to the consternation of the Upottery dugout!
The second half saw Upottery enjoy the lion’s share of possession, but clear-cut chances were at a premium and the home side added a third to compound a miserable day for the villagers.
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The Upottery Man of the Match honours were shared by goalkeeper Jake Welch, who made some terrific saves, despite being subjected to some rough treatment early in the contest, and skipper Brett Sellick, who led by example being particularly tenacious in the tackle!
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