Ottery Under-13s turn on the style to knock Sidmouth out of the League Cup

Jake Blackmore in action for Ottery St Mary U13s during the 6-2 cup success over Sidmouth. Picture C

Jake Blackmore in action for Ottery St Mary U13s during the 6-2 cup success over Sidmouth. Picture CONTRIBUTED - Credit: Archant

Ottery St Mary U13s powered through to the quarter finals of the Exeter and District Youth League after bagging what was a thoroughly convincing 6-2 win over local rivals Sidmouth.

Jake Blackmore in action for Ottery St Mary U13s during the 6-2 cup success over Sidmouth. Picture C

Jake Blackmore in action for Ottery St Mary U13s during the 6-2 cup success over Sidmouth. Picture CONTRIBUTED - Credit: Archant

The contest was played at the Otters’ Washbrook Meadow home and it was Finn Upsher who fired Ottery ahead when he powered his way into the area before rifling the ball past the Sidmouth keeper.

Ollie Milton, who went on to win the Otters Man of the Match award, then doubled the lead with a terrific strike that nestled in the top corner of the net.

Sidmouth hit back and, with two fine finishes from Ben Elsom, the sides went into half-time locked at 2-2.

It was in the second half that the Otters turned on the style! They began to dominate proceedings, playing some delightful passing football.


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Zak Wilkinson scored with a clean strike from 15 yards to restore the Ottery lead before Jake Blackmore scored the goal of the game, a stunning, curling 20-yard shot that gave the Sidmouth glovesman no chance.

A second from Milton and a typical striker’s goal from Freddie Clarke rounded up the scoring.

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Ottery manager Adam Carpenter was full of praise post match for all his charges, but did single out Milton and defenders Finn Lashbrook and Tom Bennett for their contributions.

The next action for Ottery, who are currently sitting fifth in the Division One table, ids a visit to Okehampton for a league fixture.

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