Popples hit for seven by visiting Lapford


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Newton Poppleford had another difficult afternoon as they went down 7-2 to a strong Lapford outfit.

The only highlights on an otherwise forgettable afternoon for the Popples were fine finishes by Matthew Rasmussen and Adrian Parr.

There was however, better news from the Popples’ Reserve team, albeit mixed news though, as they lost a top-of-the-clash on Saturday afternoon, going down by then odd goal in three to Axminster thirds, but following it up, 24 hours later with a terrific success over high-flying Upottery Reserves in a Sunday cup tie!

Liam Morrish scored the Popples goal in Saturday’s league defeat. The loss does not end the Fresha League Division Nine promotion bid, but it does mean that the Popples must now win their two games they have in hand on Axminster Thirds to overhaul them in the table.

The Sunday cup tie was in the first round of the Golesworthy Cup and goals from Brad Marles, Mark Gerry and Adrian Parr saw the side to a terrific 3-1 win against a side that looked destined to win the Fresha League Division Nine title.

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On Saturday (March 26) the Popples first team are in action at St Martins and the second team are at home to Amory Green Rovers.

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