Uplyme skipper suffers double shoulder fracture

UPLYME returned to Perry Street League Division action after successive away games and welcomed league leaders Crewkerne to Venlake.

Harvey Brimicombe was back in goal and skipper Steve Gillan dropped back to centre-back.

First half was a tight affair with chances at both ends but Crewkerne took the lead after a cross-field pass and good finish. Uplyme  pressed up front and went close from a couple of set pieces, one which saw an open goal opportunity go begging.

Great work from Henry Rudkin on the right saw him press and rob the Crewkerne left-back of the ball and his pass found Alex Jones who finished nicely.

The last 10 minutes of the half were dominated by Uplyme but they couldn’t find the finish the possession deserved and the scores finished 1-1 at the interval.

The second half continued in the same vein but Crewkerne pressed down the slope and caused some problems. Uplyme created a couple of chances but ultimately an unlucky double deflection and a pass-back which went straight to the visitors’ centre-forward saw The Swallows concede twice and eventually that’s how the score finished. finished.

The game was marred near the end when Uplyme skipper Steve Gillan was wrestled to the ground and consequently suffered a double fracture of the shoulder.

The man-of-the-match award was heading Gillan’s way after a great effort marshalling the defence and midfield in front of it.

Manager Stu Wooster said after the game: “We wish Gilly a quick recovery. Key take-out from the last three games is we are really competing and giving our opponents a game. No one is rolling us over and this bodes well for the season ahead.”

Woodmead Halls

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