McKewan at the double as Upottery impress at Okehampton

PUBLISHED: 11:20 14 November 2017 | UPDATED: 11:20 14 November 2017

Honiton 2nds at home to East Budleigh. Ref mhsp 40-16TI 9156. Picture: Terry Ife

Honiton 2nds at home to East Budleigh. Ref mhsp 40-16TI 9156. Picture: Terry Ife

Archant

Upottery bounced back from their mauling in the Devon Premier Cup – a 9-man villager’s side had gone down 11-0 seven days before at South West Peninsula League Eastern Division Brixham – to inflict a rare Macron League top flight defeat on hosts Okehampton, beating them 4-2.

It was the perfect response for Upottery boss Dan Prettejohn who had dusted off his own boots to help make up the nine hero’s that had gone to Brixham.

He explained saying: “We were in dire straights numbers wise and yours truly turned out, but we had a dozen missing for the cup tie with all manner of reasons for their absence. We still had five out for the trip to Okehampton, but the lads did ever so well there. It really was a strong and disciplined display that fully merited us getting all three points. The only thing that I was disappointed about post match was having to tell the lads that if only they had delivered that sort of collective shift in the recent games with Witheridge and Beer then we really would be sitting pretty in the table.”

Upottery were composed at the back and played a deliberate high line that saw them control proceedings for almost then entire game at Okehampton. However, they did fall behind, though the goal was very much down to a defensive mistake.

Boss Prettejohn let rip from the technical dugout and his players responded in style and, within 10 minutes of falling behind, they led 2-1 thanks to goals from Ryan Vickery and Max McKewan. After the break McKewan got a second and Steve Morris completed the scoring on a most satisfactory afternoon for the club.

Prettejohn said: “The performance, and the result, have give us a huge lift and I am hoping we can now kick on and make our mark in the Premier Division over the remainder of the campaign.”

This Saturday (November 18), Upottery are another high-flying Macron top flight outfit – Exmouth Town Reserves.

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 East Devon 24 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 East Devon 24 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 East Devon 24 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

Yesterday, 19:46

In what was a wonderful advert for U18 football, unbeaten sides Feniton and Newton Abbot shared the spoils in a 2-2 draw at Feniton’s Acland Park.

Read more
Yesterday, 10:01

The East Devon seniors played for the Vasey Tankard, writes Paul Willoughby.

Read more
Saturday, October 20, 2018

It was a super Saturday for both Honiton RFC and Honiton Town FC as both won their respective matches, but it’s defeat for Axminster Town, Seaton Town and Feniton.

Read more
Saturday, October 20, 2018

The penultimate Saturday of October proved to be a superb one for Sidmouth RFC and FC as both won - and won well. Sidmouth Chiefs became the first team to win at Wellington in just over 18 months while Sidmouth Town booked a berth in the last 16 of their League Cup with a 4-2 Manstone Lane win over Axminster Town.

Read more
Saturday, October 20, 2018

Exmouth RFC were away winners for the first time in their league campaign this season, but, in local football, there was a home defeat for Budleigh Salterton and an away draw for Lympstone.

Read more
Saturday, October 20, 2018

Barnstaple Town are finally off the mark in Evo-Stik Division One South after an emphatic win this afternoon (Saturday).

Read more
Saturday, October 20, 2018

Bideford produced one of their most complete displays of the season so far to beat Cirencester Town in Evo-Stik Division One South this afternoon (Saturday).

Read more
Saturday, October 20, 2018

Sidmouth Town entertain an Axminster Town side today (Saturday) that will have a familiar face in the visiting technical area.

Read more
Saturday, October 20, 2018

Two Exmouth athletes will be in action during the Invictus Games which get underway this weekend in Australia.

Read more
Saturday, October 20, 2018

The big local sporting events on the penultimate Saturday of October are, in football, the South West Peninsula League, Eastern Division local derby at Greenway Lane, Budleigh Salterton, where the Robins’ take on Honiton Town (3pm, and, in rugby, it’s Raleigh Park, Withycombe, with Withy hosting Bude in a Tribute Cornwall and Devon League meeting (3pm).

Read more

Local Weather

Partly Cloudy

Partly Cloudy

max temp: 12°C

min temp: 4°C

Most Read Sport

Place a family notice

Family Notices 24

Newsletter Sign Up

East Devon 24 regular newsletter
Sign up to receive our regular email newsletter

Our Privacy Policy

Show Job Lists

FFind planning applications