‘Game to forget’ for the young Swallows


“A DAY to forget for our travelling youngsters.” That’s how Uplyme manager Stu Wooster described his sides’s 6-0 drubbing away to South Petherton Reserves on Saturday.

With no recognised goalkeeper available, James Hansford made his first appearance of the season between the sticks.

A boggy pitch and swirling wind greeted the Swallows but that didn’t really tell the whole story. Uplyme conceded in the first minute and an error strewn first half saw them go into half time 4-0 down with little to show at the other end apart from a left foot effort from Alex Jones.

Uplyme improved after half-time but they  gave away another soft goal followed by a decent strike to leave them trailing 6-0 although they did create more up front and had a couple of half chances.

After the game, manager Wooster commented: “Our overall performance was not good enough and individual errors continue to blight us as does the goal keeping situation. We’re left joint bottom of Perry Street Division One after this result and there is much work to do if we’re to salvage something from the season.”

Wooster picked out  Jack Fitzgerald as his man-of-the-match for a solid performance at right back.

This coming Saturday Uplyme meet fellow Division One strugglers Shepton Beauchamp.

Charmouth are also struggling at the bottom of Division One with just one win from eight games. On Saturday they lost 4-0 away to Shepton Beauchamp and this coming Saturday they travel to South Petherton Reserves.

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Veteran journalist and newspaper manager Philip Evans has worked in the publishing industry for more than half a century. He started out as a reporter for Pulman’s Weekly News as a young man and went on to work for an international publishing company in the UK, South Africa and Australia before returning to Lyme Regis where he is still reporting on local events as he has done for more than 53 years.

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