Upottery Reserves well beaten by visiting Sidmouth Town thirds


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Upottery Reserves suffered a 5-2 Glebe Park defeat at the hands of a slick Sidmouth Town thirds outfit.

Within minutes Upottery were under pressure and, with an early attack, the Sidmouth striker caught Upottery keeper with a knee to the head, leaving him lying on the floor, dazed, and requiring treatment!

He was able to continue, but Sidmouth smelt blood and took a three-goal lead into the break.

In the second half Upottery conceded a fourth, but never gave up and continued to try and pass the ball. In a terrific counter-attacking move Brad Morris provided the cross for Owen McCreadie-Taylor to head Upottery back into the contest.

However, the visitors were a serious force on the and deservedly got a fifth Upottery goalkeeper Jake Welch launched the ball up-field where McCreadie-Taylor just inside their half, took a touch, and lobbed the Sidmouth glovesman who could do nothing but watch the bal sail over his head and into the goal. It was a stunning strike, but did not change the outcome of the game which saw Sidmouth win, and win well.

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Upottery boss Alex McCreadie-Taylor said: “While disappointed with the final score it is a fact that we did not play to anything like our potential. We were also hamstrung with the injury to goalkeeper Jake – it proved to be a most challenging day. That said, they [Sidmouth], look a very good side and I have to say they fully deserved to win.”

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