Otterton net great eight at home to Ilminster Town

Ottery St Mary were at home to East Budleigh at the weekend. Ref shsp 5505-40-14AW. Picture: Alex Wa

Ottery St Mary were at home to East Budleigh at the weekend. Ref shsp 5505-40-14AW. Picture: Alex Walton - Credit: Archant

Otterton moved into the top three of the Fresha League Division Five with a comprehensive 8-0 home win over Ilminster Town.

Strike partners Kev Pitt and Simon Tuley both scored hat-tricks in a dominant performance by the Otters.

Pitt opened the scoring in the eighth minute when a pin-point Nick Tweedie ball split the defence and Pitt poked the ball home.

Pete McLean’s delicate lob over the keeper and Simon Tuley’s mazy run past three defenders prior to a polished finish made it 3-0, all within the first 20 minutes.

Dale Roberts had a good chance to open his account for the Otters but Ilminster defended in numbers and forced the ball away.


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Just before the break Tuley showed good feet to evade four players before firing home to send his side into the break with a 4-0 lead.

In the second half Otterton bossed proceedings from first whistle to last.

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Jon Dack and Luke Iddon each struck the frame of the goal before Tuley completed his treble.

Substitute Lee Mitchell made it six from a Gary Williams cross and Pitt had the final save with a quick-fire double inside the last five minutes.

On Saturday Otterton entertain Uplowman (3pm) when supporters will be made very welcome.

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