Otterton power to big win at Sampford Peverell


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Otterton powered to an 8-1 win at Sampford Peverell when the sides met to contest Macron League Division Four points.

The Otters travelled to Mid Devon without three of the regular starting line-up.

However, manager Doug Dale’s pre-match words clearly did the trick for, from the first whistle, Otterton took charge, forcing three corners in as many early minutes.

The opening goal came in the 9th minute when Calum Shipton’s cross was thumped home by Lee Mitchell. Just two minutes later the lead was doubled when Ryan Wright let fly from 35-yards and the ball arrowed its way into the top corner of the net – some way to score your first ever goal for the club!

A Si Tuley cross was then headed home by Ryan Mitchell to make it 3-0. It was four following some one-touch play involving the Mitchell brothers and Shipton prior Jon Dack rifling the ball home. Just before the break the Mid Devon side hit back and Otterton took a 4-1 lead into the interval.

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During the break Dale urged his side to brush away any complacency and keep playing at such high tempo.

His words worked again as, five minutes after the re-start Matt Lidston struck from 18-yards to make it 5-1.

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Lidstone soon had a second with a 20-yard strike and then sealed a quick-fire hat-trick with a near post finish from a Calum Shipton pass.

The home side then got frustrated and Si Tuley was the victim of a bad challenge that resulted in a red card and that was followed soon after by a second red card for the home side.

Dale turned to his bench and introduced Mclean, and the two Tweedie’s before Jon Dack completed the scoring with a close range tap-in after his initial header had been parried by the glovesman.

Boss Dale said: “That was as good as the lads have played for a long time. The finishing was excellent and the build-up play very special. It was a great all-round performance with top shifts from defence through to attack!”

Otterton: Thomas, Wright, Iddon, Neville, Roberts, Dack, Tuley, Shipton, R Mitchell, Lidstone, LMitchell. Subs L Tweedie, N Tweedie, Mclean.

Otterton are without a game this weekend, they next play at Countess Wear on October 22.

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