Ottery boss calm as his side prepare for big game at Otterton

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Ottery St Mary recorded the Fresha League’s ‘result of the day’ when they became the first team to defeat Uplowman, writes Steve Birley.

It was the perfect start for new Otters boss Dave Fairweather, the former Otters Reserve team manager, who has taken over from Mike Dawe.

The Otters played some terrific football and led 2-0 at the break before sealing a 4-2 success.

Fairweather said: “It was a really good all-round display. For my part I would have to say that I am not able to take much credit as I have only had the one session with the lads.”

He continued: “What I did say in the dressing room was that I felt the players needed to focus and ensure that the direction they were all going in was the same! There’s some genuine quality in the team and I just want them to play and enjoy what they do, but keep a focus as to the task in hand.”

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Tomorrow (Saturday) Fairweather takes his side to Otterton for both an East Devon derby and the Division Five Match of the Day. The home side currently sit nine points clear at the top of the table.

The Ottery boss says: “Yes, it is a huge game, but that said, I do not want the players getting carried away with the importance of the match. The bottom line is that if they go out and deliver a performance as they did against a previously unbeaten Uplowman, then they’ll no doubt reap the rewards.”

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