Otters lose in thriller

PUBLISHED: 18:16 02 October 2008 | UPDATED: 09:44 10 June 2010

OTTERTON went down by the odd goal in seven at Stantaway, beaten by Bickleigh who are now one of just three top flight teams yet to be beaten this season. Richard Tapp's side had looked well on the way to another excellent result

OTTERTON went down by the odd goal in seven at Stantaway, beaten by Bickleigh who are now one of just three top flight teams yet to be beaten this season. Richard Tapp's side had looked well on the way to another excellent result for they led 3-1 thanks to a brace from Ross Lawson and one from recent signing from Budleigh Dave Evans, but the visitors hit back and won it late in the game to take the points back to Mid Devon.Tapp said: "It was a fabulous game of football and I think neither side deserved to lose the game. Sadly it was us and what made it worse was that I used to work alongside their manager, Nigel Raybould during my time at Bickleigh. Whilst I don't like to lose any game, there was no disgrace in going down by the odd goal in seven to what I consider to be a very good team who seemed to have pace and power in all the key areas of the pitch."Next up for Tapp's outfit is Saturday's trip to Sidmouth Town.The Vikings go into the game two places and three points behind 5th placed Otterton. Tapp says: "It's another tough one. They will be up for it, that's for sure. But we have seen enough already to know that there are no easy games at this level and you have to work hard to earn any rewards. We'll be ready for what should be another cracking encounter."Otterton Reserves also went down by the odd goal in seven, losing at Feniton Reserves.

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