Upottery Reserves edged out by table-topping Queens Head

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Upottery Reserves were edged out by the odd goal in five when they entertained Macron League Division Six high-flyers Queens Head.

The Exeter-based side made a start in keeping with their recent results, played some n eat passing football, and raced into a two-goal lead within 20 minutes,

Upottery eventually found some rhythm to their game and, after some fine team play, produced a clinical finish through Brad Morris that sent the home side just a goal behind at half-time.

Ten minutes into the second half a Brad Morris corner was met with a bullet header by Phil Derryman.

Upottery took control and, with the visitors clearly ‘under the cosh’, it seemed just a matter of time before the home pressure would deliver a winning goal.

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However, in what proved a rare counter-attack, Queens Head picked up the ball from midfield, beat the offside trap, and slotted the ball home at an angle that seemed impossible to score from, to leave Upottery on the back foot again!

Despite their best endeavours, the home side could not find a third goal of their won and slipped to a narrow defeat.

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The Upottery Man of the Match award was shared between Phil Derryman and Olly Cramer, who both worked tirelessly in midfield.

On Saturday (November 11) entertain Bampton Reserves (2.15pm).

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