Otters' victory in Premier cup

Ottery St Mary haven t conceded a goal in three games and new manager Andy Phillips is delighted with the speed his fledgling side have settled down.

Ottery St Mary haven't conceded a goal in three games and new manager Andy Phillips is delighted with the speed his fledgling side have settled down.

On Wednesday night they beat Alphington 1-0 in a Devon Premier Cup tie, postponed from Saturday, Dan Jewell scoring an early goal. "We made a strong start, which we always do, and Jewell scored after 10 minutes," Phillips said.

Jewell, 17, is relishing his new position up front, having scored three goals in three games and Phillips believes he has a bright future. Also impressing was goalkeeper John Wannell, whose secure hands and good calling gives the team confidence.

"It was great to beat Alphington as they have been making a lot of comments about us recently. We are looking like a really steady team now and held out well for a 1-0 win," Phillips added. The improving team are up against Liverton away on Saturday, which, predicts Phillips, will be a tough game. Phillips used to play under their boss Tony Baker, when he managed Dawlish Town.THE weather savaged the Devon and Exeter League programme with only three matches surviving and two of those were played at the same venue!


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The University in Exeter managed to get two of the games played and the only other ground to stage a match was Furzebrake, Beer, which hosted the Fishermen's Reserve team game against UAU Exeter.

Beer made the most of having the spotlight firmly on them as they romped to a 7-1 victory.

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Mind you, the hosts did find themselves playing an opposition of 10 men, for some of their squad had seen the weather in the morning and decided there was no chance of the game being played, thus not turning up.

Those that did take to the pitch found the light blues in red hot form, with Justin Adkin netting a treble and the other Fishermen to score were Rob Adkin, Rex Kirby, James Webber and James Melville.

Beer take a fortnight's break from League action before returning with the December 6 visit of Silverton.

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