Rolls nets late winner for Otterton

PUBLISHED: 08:30 13 October 2017 | UPDATED: 08:30 13 October 2017

Football on pitch

Football on pitch

(c) Image Source

Otterton gained their second consecutive league win after a real battling performance that saw them to a 3-2 home win over University in a Macron League Division Three meeting.

What made the win all the more impressive was that the students pitched up at Stantaway sporting a 100 per cent record so far this season, and held a 2-0 half-time lead!

University began the game passing the ball with all the confidence of an unbeaten side and the Otters were forced to defend for much of the opening third of the contest.

In that time they also had a couple of narrow escapes with the ball striking the frame of the goal while home goalkeeper Alex Yolland made a number of fine saves.

In the 31st minute the home defence was finally breached with a header from a corner and they doubled the lead with a powerful shot that took a deflection on its way past Yolland to leave the students in charge at half-time.

It was not all one way before the break and both Ryan Mitchell and Matt Lidstone went close to opening the Otterton account.

Whatever Otters boss Doug Dale said at half-time clearly worked. There was a positional ‘tweak’ with Lee Mitchell moving into midfield and this had the desired effect and led to the deficit being halved early in the second half with a Kevin Pitt goal.

With 20 minutes remaining, Lidstone was bundled over in the box and a confident Gary May stepped up to drill the spot kick home.

With the game looking set to end all square May set off on a mazy run through the middle only to be hacked down, but some excellent refereeing allowed play to continue and the ball found substitute Adam Rolls who lifted it up and over the on-rushing University glovesman to win the game for Otterton.

On Saturday (October 14) Otterton travel to Countess Wear Dynamos.

Otterton Reserves shared six goals with hosts Cheriton Fitzpaine. The Otterton goals were scored by Mark Dobrijevic, Marc Bowles and the evergreen Richard Harding. This Saturday the second team are at home to Babbacombe Corinthians in the Intermediate Cup (2pm).

0 comments

Welcome , please leave your message below.

Optional - JPG files only
Optional - MP3 files only
Optional - 3GP, AVI, MOV, MPG or WMV files
Comments

Please log in to leave a comment and share your views with other Exmouth Journal visitors.

We enable people to post comments with the aim of encouraging open debate.

Only people who register and sign up to our terms and conditions can post comments. These terms and conditions explain our house rules and legal guidelines.

Comments are not edited by Exmouth Journal staff prior to publication but may be automatically filtered.

If you have a complaint about a comment please contact us by clicking on the Report This Comment button next to the comment.

Not a member yet?

Register to create your own unique Exmouth Journal account for free.

Signing up is free, quick and easy and offers you the chance to add comments, personalise the site with local information picked just for you, and more.

Sign up now

Other Sport Stories

Thu, 16:18

Brixington Blues Under-12s were 2-0 winners when they travelled to North Tawton for their latest Exeter and District Youth League game.

Read more
Thu, 13:18

Budleigh Salterton became the first team in the South West Peninsula League Eastern Division to complete their home programme when they defeated Torridgeside 3-2 to claim their ninth Greenway Lane win of the league campaign.

Read more
Thu, 12:58

Withycombe warmed up for Wednesday night’s Intermediate Shield meeting with Plymstock Albion Oaks with a thumping 82-0 win over Plymouth Argaum.

Read more
Thu, 09:40

Exmouth suffered a ninth successive South West Peninsula League Premier Division defeat when they were beaten 4-1 by Camelford under the Southern Road floodlights in a midweek meeting.

Read more
Thu, 09:38

Exmouth Harrier Hannah Bown chose Brighton over London this year in terms of which of the marathons to run, writes Cathy Newman.

Read more
Thu, 09:32

Withycombe Under-15s were beaten 22-12 at the end of the hard-fought match against a well-drilled Teignmouth side.

Read more
Thu, 09:32

Foxcub lowered the colours of local favourite Dicky Bob in the Ladies’ Open at the Silverton point-to-point held at Bishops Court, Ottery St Mary on Grand National Day, writes Granville Taylor.

Read more
Thu, 09:31

Otterton-based young drag racing ace Baxter Williams and his father Gary drove 300 miles to Lincolnshire for their latest taste of early season drag racing.

Read more
Thu, 09:30

East Budleigh Reserves will be mightily pleased with the result last Saturday at Tedburn with a brace from Ben Wilks helping them to a 6-2 victory, writes Mark Auton.

Read more
Thu, 09:29

Exmouth Town are without a game this week, although they were in action last night when Camelford were the visitors to Southern Road, writes John Dibsdall.

Read more

Local Weather

Sunny

Sunny

max temp: 17°C

min temp: 10°C

Most Read Sport

Useful Links

Advertise in the Paper
Submit a Story
Subscriptions Order
Competitions
Photo Orders
Family notices
iwitness24
Google Plus
Facebook
Twitter
Reader Travel


Read Online

Image
Read the Exmouth Journal e-edition E-edition

Newsletter Sign Up

Sign up to receive our regular email newsletter

Local business directory

Exmouth's trusted business finder


Show Job Lists

Find planning applications