Ottery St Mary Reserves hit by second half slump

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A disastrous second half performance saw Ottery 2nds slump to a 6-1 defeat at home to Exmouth Spartans on Saturday – despite the Washbrook Meadows outfit going in at half-time level.

It truly was a game of two halves for the Otters’ second string.

Having produced their best 45 minutes of football this season, a tired second half showing saw them produce their worst.

A pulsating first half saw both teams play good, passing football.

Ottery more than held their own and came close on a few occasions – hitting the bar from a free kick and seeing a Tom Bushby effort cleared off the line.

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Debutant Chris Ambrose put in an assured midfield performance, and the second period looked as if it would be another closely contested affair.

However, heads went down after Exmouth scrambled in their opener – and then the floodgates opened.

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The Otters netted a well-worked goal to make it 1-3, only for a rampant Exmouth to net three more times.

Still without a win this season, Ottery 2nds are due to entertain Ashwater at Washbrook Meadows tomorrow.

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