Swallows deserved a point in game of few chances

AFTER the rollercoaster of their previous brilliant 4-3 victory of Forton Rangers, Uplyme failed to maintain that momentum, losing 1-0 at Misterton Reserves in Division One of the Perry Street League.

It was a fairly evenly contested game in which neither side crafted too many clear cut chances.

Uplyme were a little disjointed in the first half leaving Connor Tate isolated up front. Their best chances came from a couple of corners with Henry Rudkin’s headers saved by the keeper.

The only goal of the game came from  a controversial decision ten minutes before half time. A ball was blasted at Toby Barnes from no more than two feet away forcing him to put up his hands went to protect his face with the ball striking him. The referee awarded a penalty which was converted,.

Uplyme manager Stu Wooster said afterwards: “We thought was a very harsh decision. On reflection, a draw would have been a fair result but we move on.”

The second half continued in a similar fashion, with chances limited at each end ,and the game petered out.

The Uplyme boss gave his man-of-the-match accolade to Henry Rudkin for “a battling performance”,

This coming Saturday The Swallows are home to Division leaders leaders Crewkerne.

Woodmead Halls

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