Ottery St Mary slip into deeper Fresha trouble after Otterton defeat

11:39 10 April 2014

Axminster Town versus Crediton United action

Axminster Town versus Crediton United action

Archant

Ottery St Mary 0, Otterton 3

Ottery St Mary slipped deeper into trouble in Fresha League Division Six after being well, beaten in this East Devon derby at Washbrook Meadow, writes Adam Harris.

It had been so different just four days earlier after a splendid floodlit 3-0 victory over Farway in the quarter final of the Golesworthy Cup on Tuesday night, a result that ought to have sent the Otters into the Otterton game full of confidence.

Ottery went into their encounter with promotion chasing Otterton full of confidence, writes Adam Harris

The Otters failed to build on that cup result in a game that saw Otterton show the resilience and control that has seen them take 10 points from a possible 12 since the start of February.

Ottery found themselves 2-0 down at half-time due to two self-inflicted goals that were well converted by the Otterton strikers who took their chances well in a game that reflected the league position of both sides.

After the break a lacklustre Ottery failed to mount an attempt to salvage a point and Otterton went on to convert once more in what was an easy game for them.

The deficit could have been lessened had Ottery taken one of their few chances, but they lacked creativity on a day that saw them edge closer to the trap door and leaves them needing to beat Halwill, a side who beat them 6-2 just three weeks ago, to have a chance at staying up.

Fresha League Division Six – bottom six

P W D L Pts

Fluxton 21 6 7 8 25

Ottery St Mary 23 6 7 11 22

Newton St Cyres 20 6 3 11 21

Exwick Village 20 7 0 13 21

East Budleigh Res 21 4 5 12 19

Amory Green 17 1 0 16 3

0 comments

Other Sport Stories

Yesterday, 08:02

Point-to-Point horse racing enthusiast will be heading to Black Forest Lodge this coming weekend, where it’s the turn of the Silverton to host their meeting on Sunday (January 22), writes Donna Harris.

Read more
Yesterday, 08:02

Beer Albion Reserves beat South Zeal 4-3 in a thrilling Macron League Division Five contest at the Furzebrake on Saturday to earn much needed points, writes Richard Honnor .

Read more
Tue, 11:50

The first action of 2017 in the Honiton Netball League saw the top two Division One sides in action, writes Graham Ingram.

Read more
Mon, 12:20

Sidmouth A made it two wins from two outings in the Sidmouth Leisure Centre Indoor Cricket League with victory over Clyst Hydon A.

Read more
Mon, 09:00

Sidmouth Warriors Under-9s defeated Lympstone B 7-0 when the pair met in an Exeter Youth League game.

Read more
Sunday, January 15, 2017

Sidmouth Town sprung a big South West Peninsula League Eastern Division surprise with a 5-3 win at Appledore.

Read more
Sunday, January 15, 2017

Sidmouth ladies welcomed the Devon Lady Patrons for an enjoyable afternoon of bowls followed by a lovely afternoon tea, writes Susie Bonnell

Read more
Friday, January 13, 2017

Sidmouth and Ottery Hockey Club (SOHC) men’s teams return to action this Saturday (January 14).

Read more
Friday, January 13, 2017

Ottery St Mary became the first team to stop the winning run of Macron League Four leaders Thorverton as they held the Thors to a 2-2 draw in Mid Devon.

Read more
Friday, January 13, 2017

Sidmouth Running Club had one senior and two junior members involved at the South West Club and County Cross Country Championships, held at Exeter Racecourse, writes Terry Bewes.

Read more

Local Weather

Partly Cloudy

Partly Cloudy

max temp: 3°C

min temp: 2°C

Most Read Sport

Great British Life


Great British Life

Useful Links

Family notices
Advertise in the paper
Submit a Story
Submit a Story
Buy Photos
Competitions
iwitness24
Facebook
Twitter
Google Plus Page
Reader Travel

Family Notices 24

Read Online

Image
Read the Sidmouth Herald e-edition E-edition

Newsletter Sign Up


Show Job Lists


Local business directory

Devon's trusted business finder

Find planning applications