Otters let lead slip

PUBLISHED: 15:21 26 February 2009 | UPDATED: 10:33 10 June 2010

OTTERTON slipped to a 4-2 home defeat at the hands of Heavitree Social United, writes Andy Mitchell. The final result was most unexpected given the bright start the Otters made to the contest as they raced into a two goal lead.

OTTERTON slipped to a 4-2 home defeat at the hands of Heavitree Social United, writes Andy Mitchell.The final result was most unexpected given the bright start the Otters made to the contest as they raced into a two goal lead.Kevin Pitt fired the home side ahead on 15 minutes when he scored from a tight angle and the lead was doubled six minutes later when Jake Boyland out- jumped the visiting keeper to head home.However, this seemed to effect a wake up call on the Exeter side, who first gained a foothold in the contest and then marched on to dominate proceedings for the remainder of the game.A goal from open play and another from the penalty spot saw the sides troop off at half time level at 2-2.After the break the visitors took charge and the home side played second fiddle for the remainder of the game.Some excellent flowing football enabled the Exeter side to score two quality goals to seal a 4-2 win.The Otters have a good chance to get back to winning ways on Saturday when bottom side Hatherleigh Town are the visitors (3pm). Meanwhile the club's reserve side were hammered 5-0 by high flying Amory Argyle and they travel to another Mid Devon outfit this coming weekend when they go to Sandford.Otterton's Sunday XI struck a fine victory in Mid Devon with a 2-0 win at Uplowman, writes Andy Mitchell.The win enables the Otters to keep track with the leading sides in the division. Goals from Stuart Shipton and Jake Boyland sealed the win and the Otters could also afford the luxury of a penalty miss from Tom Bishop.At the other end Phil Thomas produced a super save from the penalty spot to ensure he kept his first clean sheet of the campaign.Otterton travel to local rivals Exmouth Arms on Sunday, looking for an important win to maintain their push towards the top.

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