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  • Roger Hoare

Both teams win

Beer Albion 1st team, Sponsored by Edenvale Turf (SW) Ltd entertained a strong Whipton and Pinhoe team at the Furzebrake in front of a large crowd. Manager Rooke had scouted he opposition earlier in the week and his game plan seemed to be working well. With exchanges being equal in the early part of the contest the Beer defence coping well with the anticipated early long ball game until on 31 minutes a through ball caught beer cold and keeper Driver was lobbed. The Albion lost their fluidity in mid field after this set back but worked hard to regain the momentum. The fishermen were soon back on the pace and finished the half strongly.

The second half could not have started better, a through ball to Chris Long from Taylor Rooke was controlled well and despatched clinically by the frontman. Beers wide men started to control the game and it soon paid off when Giles Basson finished after good work from Long and Cox. Unfortunately Beer lost defender Hankin with a twisted knee on 60 minutes. Whipton levelled after a wonder strike from their striker who was in his own half but spotted keeper Driver off his line. Further substitutions for Beer saw Fontes and Smith enter the fray and the two combined well to force a good saved from the busy opposition keeper. In the 85 minute a penalty was awarded to the Fishermen, but the linesman spent several minutes changing the referee’s mind and the free kick went wide, Beer kept calm and went looking for the winner. It came when Basson found Smith who smashed the ball home, much to the delight of the Furzebrake faithful.

Otterton 1 - Beer Albion Res 3

Goals from Kyle Gould Jack White and Billy Long

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