Upottery win at Wellington takes them nearer the ‘promised land’,
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Upottery gave their Fresha League Division One top-two finish bid a real boost when they won 5-1 at Wellington.
The Boot men had no answer to the power and pace in the villagers’ ranks although Upottery did have to come from behind to claim the points.
Manager Dan Prettejohn had barely settled into the visiting dugout when his side fell behind, but the response was instant and Dan Scadden restored parity almost immediately.
A Sam Winslade goal gave Upottery an interval lead and a second half hat-trick from Max McKeown kept the villagers dreams of playing Premier Division football next season alive.
Prettejohn said: “We deserved the win and that coveted second place is in our sights. University can be the party poopers, but I think a top three finish would still give us a place at the top table next season.
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“Off the pith we are almost there. The ground is ready for the next level and this summer we are having the dugouts put in and also spending a five figure sum on the playing surface.”
Next up for Upottery is a Bank Holiday Monday visit to Mid Devon to meet Westexe Rovers and then, on Saturday, they go to Exeter to meet University in a match that will surely shape their destiny.
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Meanwhile, Upottery Reserves’, despite already being crowned Division Nine champions, are showing no sigs of easing up as they beat Tedburn St Mary Reserves 3-0 with goals from Brad Spiller, Dan Hole and Matt Frost. The Reserves also play on Monday when they host Witheridge who they also meet next Saturday (May 7) when they complete their wonderful first season.