UPLYME 1sts faced two games in four days with contrasting fortunes.
A near-full strength squad travelled to local neighbours Seaton 2nds and dominated from the first minute. Cody Bowditch shone with a hat-trick, including a great dink over the keeper after a super ball through from Daley Holmes.
Oscar Sladen and Ben Prosser got in on the goals, as well as Oli Alner after brilliant interplay from Bowditch and Fin McLean. A 6-0 win didn’t flatter the visitors.
Saturday, however, saw the team missing ten of those in the Wednesday squad, due to the Bank Holiday weekend festival scene.
It was a day where everything went wrong, including injuries in the first 20 minutes to Ben Prosser and Alex Jones. with Uplyme trailing 1-0 at the break to Falcons FC.
The Swallows just didn’t have the luck and two defensive mix-ups led to a 3 – 0 loss.
Manager Steve Gillan said: “The squad was threadbare today – so desperate that I even had to play the full 90 minutes! We didn’t get a single break of fortune, but this happens. 3 – 0 didn’t reflect our chances, but we couldnt get a firm grip of the game once we lost Ben and Alex so early.”
Joint manager Pete Blandamer added: “We learned some valuable things and young Billy Gait looks very promising at Centre Back.”