A xxx performance by Colaton Raleigh!

PUBLISHED: 13:21 26 January 2009 | UPDATED: 12:22 17 June 2010

It is safe to assume that a DVD of Colaton Raleigh s nightmare performance will not be made available to the public for fear of a triple xxx rating. This Senior Division 5 match was a contest for the first 15 minutes whilst the score remained goalless.

It is safe to assume that a DVD of Colaton Raleigh's nightmare performance will not be made available to the public for fear of a triple xxx rating.

This Senior Division 5 match was a contest for the first 15 minutes whilst the score remained goalless.

Raleigh were given an early warning as several times they were sliced open down their right flank.

It needed a good save from keeper Mark Gerry to keep out a fierce drive from the edge of the area.

When the first goal came in the 18th minute, it was from a lucky ricochet that deflected the ball into the path of the Countess Wear centre forward. Five minutes later, the Countess Wear left winger went through again and fired against the crossbar.

Having weathered the storm, Raleigh reorganised and created two great chances of their own.

Riki Pitter headed a corner kick against the bar, with the keeper beaten, in the 33rd minute and, two minutes later, Jordan Cooper headed down a cross from Tony Cox and Paul Dowling fired over the bar from close in. Nine times out of 10, he would have taken this chance.

Countess Wear went straight up the other end and a defensive error let the Countess Wear left winger in at the far post to make the score 0-2.

Colaton Raleigh made a change at half time with Connor Macallum coming on up front, in place of holding midfielder Andy Aust.

Sadly, the second half was a repeat of the first and Raleigh were simply unable to string two passes together.

During a limp, lacklustre and lifeless second period, Raleigh did not register a single effort on goal, whilst Countess Wear added two further goals to their tally to run out easy winners 4-0.

Manager Rilki Pitter said: "The players have learnt a valuable lesson today.

"They all have plenty of ability, but they also need to show more self belief, effort and fight. We want to move forward as a club, and the players will need to pull their fingers out if they want to be successful and play at a higher level."

This Saturday, Colaton Raleigh have a chance to get back on track when they travel to play local rivals Ottery St Mary 2nds (ko 2.15pm).

Duane Greenslade, the Countess Wear team manager, suffered a severe heart attack several days before the above match.

Everyone at Colaton Raleigh hope he is soon up and about again and wish him a full and speedy recovery.


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