Upottery Reserves storm back to win at Millwey Rise

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Upottery Reserves won a fifth successive Fresha League Division Nine game when they defeated Millwey Rise Reserves 4-2 on their own Cloakham Lawns pitch.

What’s more Upottery came back from two goals down before enjoying their success, made all the sweeter when news filtered through that the only side to sit above them in the table, Axminster Town third team, had suffered their first defeat of the season – beaten 3-1 at home by Kentisbeare Reserves!

Trailing to a couple of early goal, Upottery got one back before the break and scored three more in a dominant second half display. Dan Hole (2), Matthew Button-Stephens and Nick Trenchard scored the Upottery goals.

Manager Dane Spiller said: “We were as good in the second half as we were poor before it. At 2-0 down we did at least show some character, but the players were told at the break that the first half was not what was expected. They made up for it in the second half and ended as deserved winners.”

On Saturday Upottery Reserves travel to fifth placed Kentisbeare looking to close further the gap between them and Axminster Town that currently stands at seven points with Upottery having played five games fewer.


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