Raleigh set out their stall and win

A statement of intent was made by Colaton Raleigh last Saturday, when they totally outplayed a Wellington Town team who have been tipped as strong promotion contenders this season.

Colaton Raleigh FC 3, Wellington Town 2nds 0

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A statement of intent was made by Colaton Raleigh last Saturday, when they totally outplayed a Wellington Town team who have been tipped as strong promotion contenders this season.

Raleigh took the lead in the 12th minute when Olly Paget made a strong run in to the Wellington area before cutting the ball back for Adrian Parr to fire home.


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Keeper James Santer made a brilliant diving block to prevent an equalising goal, before Paul Dowling was adjudged offside after firing in a rebound from the crossbar from Olly Paget's header. Connor Maccallum almost increased the score when he chipped the keeper from 25 yards, but the ball drifted just wide of the far post.

With Rich Rapps and Olly Paget bossing midfield, Raleigh turned on the style in the second half. Sixteen-year-old Gary Dixon, on his senior debut, made a fine overlapping run down the right wing to convert a cross from Rapps to increase the score to 2-0.

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It should have been more, but Mark Gerry and Riki Pitter were busy having their own private competition, for miss of the season award.

Paget hit the post after rounding the Wellington keeper, before Mark Gerry sealed victory 3-0 with a low drive from the edge of the penalty area in the 85th minute.

Manager Pitter was delighted with this impressive all round team performance, and in particular, keeping a clean sheet in defence, with Dazza Bennett and Shaughan Lewis excelling.

This Saturday, Colaton Raleigh travel to play a league fixture at The Lords X1, kickoff 3pm.

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