Ottery St Mary Reserves denied by last gasp Lapford equaliser

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A last-gasp equaliser cruelly denied Ottery St Mary 2nds victory in a six-goal thriller at Lapford on Saturday.

The home side scored in added time on added time with virtually the last kick of the game.

And the strike capped off a frenetic game which saw an early contender for goal of the season.

Otters attacking midfielder Dan Gill’s majestic half volley into the top corner from 25 yards left a partisan and hostile home crowd in stunned silence midway through the second half.

Shortly after, Gill rounded the opposition keeper and coolly slotted home to put his team 3-2 up in what would have been a remarkable turnaround.

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Ottery had gone in at half time 2-1 down and struggling after a quick-fire double from Lapford 2nds eclipsed and early strike by winger Tom Harrison.

But a gutsy display in the second period saw the Otters earn a deserved point – despite the three that would have sent them top of the table snatched away at the death.

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Tomorrow (Saturday) the Otters will seek to further extend their unbeaten start to the campaign when they play the first of three successive home games.

The visitors to Washbrook Meadow are Wellington Town third eleven (3pm).

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