Otterton player completes remarkable scoring sequence

The season-long unbeaten record held by Sidbury United is no more after then miss-firing outfit were beaten at Heavitree United, albeit by the odd goal in three in a close encounter in Exeter, writes Steve Birley.

United were not at their best and succumbed to the home team who not sit second behind leaders Tiverton Town Reserves in the Fresha League top flight.

It says much of the Byes Lane side’s start to the season that it was no until outing number seven that they were beaten for the first time.

Tomorrow, Sarturday, United entertain a Budleigh Salterton Reserve team that has already conceded a whopping 88 goals in a dozen starts this term!

There was no joy either for Newton Poppleford as they slipped to a 3-1 home defeat at the hands of Crediton United Reserves.


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The Popples had gone into the game with the Mid Devon men off the back of the previous weekend’s draw a result that ended a run of 41 consecutive defeats!

However, it was the away side who banked the points to leave Newton Poppelford with just a single point to show from their seven game so far this term and seemingly heading for a second successive Fresha League relegation after they slipped out of Division One at the end of last season and now face the prospect, it seems, of playing in the third tier next season.

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Tomorrow the Popples make the short trip to Manstone Lane, Sidmouth to face the Vikings second team who currently sit fifth in the Division two table.

Tipton St John sit just outside the bottom three after a 2-1 defeat at home to Hemyock.

Tipton will need to end a winless run this term away if they are to bank the points from tomorrows visit to Chulmleigh and a win in North Devon would lift the East Devon men above their hosts in the table.

Otterton were involved in a game full of goals against Uplowman. The first half was goalless, but the Otters were forced to play much of the first half with ten men following the early red card for Gary May.

They then fell four goals down, but managed to battle back to level at 4-4 only to then ship a last minute goal!

Kev Pitt (2), John Dack and Simon Tuley scored the Otterton goals. That Dack goal means that he has now scored in every division of the Devon and Exeter Football League in Otterton colours!

Tomorrow the villagers are involved in an East Devon derby at Fluxton.

Sidmouth Town first team sat out last weekend. They return to South West Peninsula League, Eastern Division action tomorrow when travel to face top-of-the-table Teignmouth Town.

The South Devon side have won five, drawn two and lost just the one of their eight home games so far this season. That sole defeat to date came at the hands of Alphington in late August.

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