Williamson and Collins continue fine scoring form as Otters net six


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Ottery St Mary were 6-1 winners in their Fresha League Division Five visit to Halwill.

Tom Williamson scored a hat-trick to continue his rich vein of form – that’s five goals in three games for the striker. Seventeen-year-old Tom Collins netted twice to take his recent tally to seven goals in three games and the other goal at Halwill was scored by Toby Harris.

Otter’s boss Dave Fairweather says: “For all but a 15-minute spell in the second half we were superb. I was delighted with the application of the lads.”

Away from the first team’s latest win the Otters finally gave up with their second team and withdrew them from the Fresha League.

Fairweather, clearly frustrated at the development, said: “I was gutted that we were forced into this. The move was totally vindicated with the fact that there really were not too many folk saying ‘really’ and, for me, that sums up the lack of commitment. That’s a real problem for me and us here at Ottery St Mary. However, I know many other clubs suffer from the same problem. There seems to be a general lack of commitment across the board at the moment and I don’t understand it. When I hear players say they either can’t, or don’t want to train I have to question why they bother playing the game. You cannot just rock up and play at any level so the lack of commitment to training really does disappoint me. The loss of the second team is a huge blow as it means we now have no playing back-up to the first team. I hope we can run one again in the future.”

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