Otters seek Bill Slee Cup last eight berth

Action from the Ottery St Mary versus Otterton Macron League Division Three match.

Action from the Ottery St Mary versus Otterton Macron League Division Three match. - Credit: ©-Anthony Rowe L.R.P.S

Ottery St Mary entertain North Tawton on Saturday (January 6) looking to secure the eighth and final place in the last eight of the Bill Slee Cup.

The Otters are without Matt Daley (unavailable) and James Gosney (injury) but are able to name Jordan Wilkinson in the match day squad for the first time this season.

Strike Wilkinson fractured an ankle in pre-season, but has worked hard to get himself back and Ottery boss Dave Fairweather could not be happier.

He said: “It’s great to be able to welcome Jordan back. He’s been out for a long time, but has worked his way back to fitness well and he adds additional quality to our squad.”

Speaking of the cup tie, Fairweather says: “It’ll be a difficult game for they [North Tawton] are enjoying a fine season and currently sit second in the division below us.

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“I see they have scored a lot of goals so they clearly carry some fire power. Conditions are bound to be difficult – but it’ll be the same for both sides and we may find we need to dig deep to see them off.

“We have the home advantage and the lads have trained well in both sessions we have held since Christmas, so I am confident we can bag that final quarter-final berth.”

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It’s a double weekend of action at the Otters’ Washbrook Meadow home with the Ottery ladies taking on Axminster Town on Sunday afternoon (2pm).

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