Otterton let slip lead

PUBLISHED: 10:23 10 October 2008 | UPDATED: 09:46 10 June 2010

P1205-41-08SH Sidmouth (red tops) played Otterton at the Manstone ground on Saturday.
Image:Simon Horn.

P1205-41-08SH Sidmouth (red tops) played Otterton at the Manstone ground on Saturday. Image:Simon Horn.

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OTTERTON boss Richard Tapp is hoping that his side concede the first goal of this coming weekend's meeting with University! He explained saying: In the last two games we have held 3-1 and then 3-0 leads and each time been pegged back

OTTERTON boss Richard Tapp is hoping that his side concede the first goal of this coming weekend's meeting with University! He explained saying: "In the last two games we have held 3-1 and then 3-0 leads and each time been pegged back to bank just the one point, so perhaps it'd work better for us to be the ones doing the game chasing." The top flight new boys' boss was speaking 'tongue in cheek', but there's little arguing with the fact that this season they have not been able to hold onto leads. Saturday's game at home to Clyst Valley was just such a case. A Dave Evans cross had seen Mark Dunne put the side one up and then, after Kevin Pitt doubled the lead, Dunne notched his second to put the side 3-0 ahead. With 25 minutes to go the visitors got one back and then within five minutes a penalty gave them real hope of completing a stunning comeback, a feat they managed with a third and equalising goal, in the closing stages. "What more can I say, once in a while you expect, but hope not, that your team let slip a lead, but two games and two Saturdays running is a football crime," said Tapp. He continued: "It's a shame in terms of the bigger picture because we are actually playing some good football right now, but we do need to stop being so charitable with the opposition."For Saturday's game with University Tapp has far better availability with three or four of the missing men from last weekend again on duty: "I'll have a good long think about the starting XI for the next game," said Tapp.

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