Davey marks debut with goal

Ottery St Mary Reserves hosted Upottery from Senior 1 in the Devon Senior Cup.

The Reserves hosted Upottery from Senior 1 in the Devon Senior Cup.Even though they lost 5-2 they can take pride in the standard of their football.Starting off with a 4-5-1 formation to try to create width, Otters matched everything Upottery threw at them, Chris Dinsdale making some good saves in goal.Matt Bull shot over from 10 yards from a great corner from Minto, and at this stage everything was going to plan.But, after 25 minutes, a long ball over the top, which was used regularly by the visitors, broke down John Watson's well-marshalled defence and Otters were 1-0 down.Skipper Steve Hunt added strength in a midfield with some well taken strong tackles but again the seconds gifted a second to Upottery by switching off. A third and fourth goal soon followed.Andy Davey, playing his first game of the season, pulled the reserves back just before the half time whistleWithin a few minutes of the restart, the Upottery keeper held on to the ball for longer than the six second rule and a free kick was awarded just inside their box. Minto shouted for it and scored. Otters had to push on but Upottery knew they could take chances by leaving three at the back and scored their fifth goal near the end.Muzza, Paul Reynolds and Ethan King all came on as subs but it was to late to pull it back.Otters need to adapt to their opponents' play faster and be focused 100 per cent through 90 minutesTeam: Dinsdale, Watson, Hunt, Cook, Laycock, Czeres, Davey, Bull, Collins, Minto, Muzza, Reynolds,MOM was Steve Hunt who led the team with strong tackles.

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