Millwey Rise win in Mid Devon ahead of three games in five days

PUBLISHED: 11:11 15 April 2018 | UPDATED: 11:11 15 April 2018




Millwey Rise were 3-1 victors when they travelled to Mid Devon to meet Westexe Park Rangers in a Macron League Division Five game, writes Dick Sturch.

Within five minutes of the game starting, Millwey found themselves in arrears as a goalkeeping error allowed the home side to get off the mark.

The hosts continued pressing, but were very wayward with their finishing. ‘Rise’ came back into the game with first Sam Turner striking a powerful shot just over the bar followed by a Sam Burke shot which grazed the upright.

Several tempting crosses from either wing just needed a final touch from a Millwey forward to get back on level terms. Rangers were denied increasing their lead when Jack Bennett parried a strike on his goal then secured the ball before the advancing forward could pounce.

Millwey’s goals turned up like the proverbial buses when defender Matt Lewis first got his head to a Brad Lee Miller corner followed a few minutes later when he stroked the ball into the net from a Miller free-kick.

In the dying minutes of the half, a defensive mistake allowed a home side’s forward the opportunity to level the score, but Bennett in goal bravely dived and smothered the opportunity, sustaining an injury in the process.

At the start of the second period Millwey continued to dominate, but too many times were guilty of giving the ball away. Nicky land gave way to Keith Forsey after 20 minutes.

A series of sweet flowing passes culminated with Turner feeding Jack Farrant whose effort was gratefully held by the home keeper.

Rangers always looked dangerous on the break and Bennett was called upon to produce a brilliant instinctive save to retain the lead while, at the other end of the pitch, chances went begging.

Haydn Lewis and Miller were replaced by Fraser Beament and Harry Thresher. The final goal for Millwey was aptly an own goal after some clever play from Jack Farrant forced a defender to prod the ball into the net.

This was a case of Millwey not at their best, but good enough to take the points. Youngsters Sam Wadden, Jack Bennett and Jack Farrant played an important part in securing the victory.

Th next week is certainly a busy one for the Rise players. They play three times in five days, starting with a Monday night league game at Offwell Rangers. On Thursday night (April 19), Millwey Rise have a Football Express Cup semi-final meeting with Elmore under their Hordson Park floodlights (7.30pm) and then, on Saturday, they are in Exeter for a league game at Central.


Welcome , please leave your message below.

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

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

22 minutes ago

At the beginning and end of each season we hold a club, ladies verses gentlemen match, writes Carol Smith.

Read more
25 minutes ago

A new season of the Exmouth and District Netball League has got under way and there are three new teams competing, writes Pamela Taylor.

Read more
29 minutes ago

Cranbrook went out of the Devon Intermediate Cup, beaten 2-1 at Bridgerule in North Devon.

Read more
29 minutes ago

Sidmouth Warriors Under-11s went down 5-2 in their home game against Heavitree Eagles.

Read more
32 minutes ago

The second Sunday of September saw Honiton Running Club’s (HRC) Darren Roberts take part in the Chard Chaser 10k which goes along country roads and rough tracks through Cuttiford’s Door and Chardleigh Green, writes Judy Davey.

Read more
32 minutes ago

Sidmouth played host to six rinks of men from Bowls Devon playing against Bowls Isle of Wight, writes Carol Smith.

Read more
Yesterday, 12:10

Tipton’s match with Yarcombe and Stockland had a strange start, writes Phil Wright.

Read more
Yesterday, 12:09

In just nineteen short seasons, the ‘Cases’ Somerset Rebels have come from being the newest club in British Speedway, competing in the then Conference League, to the brink of a shot at the league title in the top domestic tier of the sport, writes Dave Thompson.

Read more
Yesterday, 12:08

Exe Jets were 36-32 winners when they met Cougars in an Exmouth and District Netball League match.

Read more
Yesterday, 12:07

Sidmouth Raiders Under-15s powered their way to a 5-1 win over Stoke Hill when the side’s met to contest an Exeter and District Youth League meeting.

Read more

Local Weather

Sunshine and Showers

Sunshine and Showers

max temp: 15°C

min temp: 8°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