Young Otters recover for victory

Ottery youth Jake Johnson unleashes a fine strike

Ottery youth Jake Johnson unleashes a fine strike - Credit: Ottery FC

It was a ‘game of two halves’ for Ottery St Mary U15s, as Addy Carpenter’s side came back from 1-0 down to beat North Tawton 3-1 at Washbrook Meadows 
The result leaves the Otters in second place to Cranbrook United and with an unbeaten record. 
After a frustrating start, Carpenter introduced new signing James Blain and Ollie Milton into the action but the visiting defence were putting everything on the line to deny Jake Blackmore and Jack Carpenter. 
The pressure finally told on 30 minutes when Blackmore rifled home a hotly disputed free-kick to level the scores. 
The home side took the lead after Blackmore’s initial penalty was brilliantly saved but he snapped up the rebound. Man of the match Jake Johnson then made it 3-1, cutting in from the left flank to beat the keeper from the edge of the penalty area, while substitute Will Reid had a good second half keeping the North Tawton strikers quiet. 

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