Upottery take unbeaten home league run towards the two-year mark!
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Upottery powered to a seven-day double over Halwill to boost their Fresha League Division Two promotion bid, putting five in the Halwill net for the second successive Saturday afternoon.
A week after a 5-0 win at Halwill, the villagers entertained the North Devon side at Glebe Park where goals from Sam Farmer and Max McKewan saw them into a 2-1 half-time lead. The visitors’ goal came courtesy of a wicked deflection off Upottery defender Gary Moore.
After the break the home side scored an immediate third with Steve Morris netting and Morris scored a second later to add to another from Sam Winslade as Upottery eased to a 5-1 success.
That’s a third successive match in which the side has scored five goals and it’s the seventh time this season that five or more goals have been scored. It’s 67 goals so far this season for free-scoring Upottery who scored no fewer than 119 in league and cup outings in 2014.
The year has been one of success after success with eight wins a draw and just the one defeat as their Fresha Three promotion campaign ended with the side moving up to Fresha League Division Two.
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The Glebe Park form of Upottery in recent times has been nothing short of sensational. Dan Prettejohn’s side have not lost at home in a Fresha League game since a 4-3 reversal at the hands of Newton St Cyres in a Fresha Three meeting on March 9, 2013. Since then they have played twenty-two matches winning 20 and drawing two whilst they have racked up an impressive , drawing two and scoring a whopping 102 goals at an average of five goals every home league outing!
Upottery boss Dan Prettejohn says: “It’s not rocket science! There’s plenty of hard work gone into this group of players and, whilst we have no major stars, what we do have is a squad who all want the same things and, perhaps more importantly, all want to work hard to make sure that what they want to take out of games they do indeed take!”
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Upottery open their 2015 schedule at home to Cullompton Rangers Reserves ion Saturday (January 3) when they will be hoping to extend that unbeaten home run which, if they avoid defeat in their three home games in January when they also meet Culm United and Colyton, they will have been unbeaten for two years on their own ground in league matches.