Rutter hat-trick as Ottery U18s win opening league game of new term

Honiton 2nds at home to East Budleigh. Ref mhsp 40-16TI 9156. Picture: Terry Ife

Honiton 2nds at home to East Budleigh. Ref mhsp 40-16TI 9156. Picture: Terry Ife - Credit: Archant

Ottery St Mary Under-18s made a superb start to the new Devon U18 League campaign when they won 5-3 away against Twyford Spartans.

The match, played at the Ladysmead home of Tiverton Town, saw the Otters make a confident start and they were good value for what soon became a 3-1 lead thank to goals from Todd Gilroy, Charlie Arnold and a superb strike from Ben Rutter.

The home side hit back, scoring twice to level things up, but two more goals from Rutter sealed the Otters an opening game success.

Hat-trick scoring Rutter, who had a fine all-round game, was named the Otters Man of the Match.

On Sunday (February 15) Ottery are away at Hatherleigh (2pm).


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In the other Devon U18 League North Division game, on matchday one of the new term, all three games produced home wins with Budleigh Salterton beating Holsworthy 7-0, Feniton got the better of Hatherleigh 6-0 and Exmouth Town were 6-1 winners over Clyst Valley.

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