Ottery St Mary suffer mixed fortunes over Easter


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Ottery St Mary had mixed fortunes over Easter with a terrific Saturday win at promotion-seeking rivals Feniton followed 48 hours later by a humbling at title-chasing Uplowman Athletic.

The Monday defeat is likely the end of any title aspirations the Otters might have had. However, a top three finish, and with it promotion to Division Four, remains very possible.

Saturday’s 3-1 win at Feniton came about from a solid all-round display in which centre back Sean Durkin was the stand-out performer. Durkin also scored one of the goals with the others netted by the Harris brothers, Toby and Adam.

The trip to Monday to face a very useful Uplowman side was hamstrung before the side departed Ottery as a number of key players were missing.

The 5-1 score line is perhaps harsh on the Otters – Tom Williamson betting then consolation goal – against a side that has now won 14 of their 16 games, having scored more and conceded fewer than all the other teams in Division Five.

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The Otters have another tough game tomorrow (Saturday) when they host a Kentisbeare side that sit third, one place and one point above the Otters having played a game more.

A positive result against the Kents and the Otters will be on course for a top three finish.

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