Beer Reserves go out of cup at Winkleigh


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Beer Reserves were left to make a 100-mile round trip to Winkleigh with yet another new combination of players with injuries and unavailability’s preventing the team fielding their best 11 players.

In fact this week the Fisherman were forced to leave for Mid Devon without a goalkeeper and this proved to be the deciding factor in this game with all three of the Winkleigh goals being of the kind that a regular glovesman would routinely save!

A standout performance from James Spiers was not enough to help his side progress any further in the cup. It was Spiers’ self made goal that put Albion in the lead for a short time, but the frailties of an every changing side were soon revealed when Winkleigh reversed the deceit and took the lead just before half-time.

On a narrow, sloping pitch Beer were not afforded much room to play football although that did not prevent them trying. A couple of fine saves were made by the host keeper before a killer third goal was conceded in a counter-attack. That was enough to put the tie to bed, a tiring Albion had no reply and succumbed to a 3-1 defeat.

On Saturday the side travel to Exeter to meet K and M Polonia in a Devon Intermediate Cup tie.

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