Ottery St Mary exit cup with defeat at Axmouth


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Ottery St Mary went out of the Grandisson Cup, beaten 2-1 at Axmouth United.

However, the manner of the defeat left Otters boss Dave Fairweather disappointed. He said: 2The first half saw us totally dominate and we did enough to be at least a couple of goals to the good instead of the 1-0 lead we did hold.

“In the second half we seemed to sit back and got deeper and deeper and both their goals were carbon copies of each other whereby we have allowed a player to advance towards out goal and unleash a shot from long-distance.”

Fairweather continued: “It almost sums up our season in as much as we ‘nearly’ did enough to win it. All too often this season we have had teams on the run, not made our superiority count, and then been caught later in the contest.

“For me this is an on-going thing, but it is something we can, and will, address.”

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The Otters had started well and were good value at the break for the 1-0 lead which came about after a terrific 30-yard strike from James Gosney. However, they ought to have been two, maybe three, goals to the good at the break and they paid the price for that with Lyme Regis scoring two similar goals in the second half, the second on coming inside the last 10 minutes to seal the Otters fate.

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