Upottery Reserves face Easter Monday ‘Day of Destiny’

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Upottery Reserves face their Day of Destiny today (Easter Monday) when they entertain Tiverton-based Amory Green Rovers Reserves in a Macron League Division Eight game.

Glebe Park, Upottery is the venue for a match (3pm) that will decide if the villagers are to be crowned champions of the division, or fall at the final hurdle and be runners-up to Cullompton-based Bravehearts who will no doubt be in attendance to see if the result ‘goes their way’!

The reason Upottery are in this situation is because they won their penultimate match, beating Sandford Reserves 5-0 on Easter Saturday.

For that game, Upottery Reserves boss Alex McCreadie-Taylor had the luxury of a full squad to chose from.

His team, perhaps nervous about their task, took a while to settle, but nerves were calmed in the 25th minute when Adam Retter struck a wonderful volley to put the home side a goal to the good.

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Ten minutes later the lead was doubled thanks to a fine finish from Jay Williams.

In the second half, the third goal arrived with an element of ‘route one’ as a down-field kick from glovesman Adam Pulman sailed over the square Sandford back four and master Steve Morris got on the end of the ‘pass’ and drilled the ball home.

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The final two goals were delivered via superb corners swung in by Gavin Richards.

The Man of the Match honours were shared between defenders Jamie Westwood and two-goal Adam Retter. Now for today’s big game – a win will see the celebrations begin at the club’s ‘home’ of the Sidmouth Arms, Upottery.

Be sure to see the Midweek Herald this week (out next on April 19) for the best post-match reaction from Upottery.

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