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Millwey Rise Reserves sunk by seven-up Westexe Park Rangers

 Millwey Rise Reserves sunk by seven-up Westexe Park Rangers

Millwey Rise second team went down 7-1 when they entertained Tiverton-based Westexe Park Rangers in a Joma Devon & Exeter League Division Eight meeting, writes Dick Sturch.

Rise went into this game fielding a mixture of veterans and youth and they found their opponents a formidable force to contend with!

For the first 20 minutes, ‘Rise’ were under constant pressure, rarely able to get out of their half. Westexe had the ball in the net after 10 minutes, but the ‘goal’ was chalked off for off-de, but minutes later they did indeed take the lead.

Millwey then gained a bit of impetus and efforts from Shane Featherstone and Ashley Hall saw the home side go mighty close to levelling things up.

In the opening minutes of the second period ‘Rise’ were again on the attack, first winning a corner and then Jack Bennett heading inches over the bar.

Westexe then quickly forged further ahead with two goals within 10 minutes. A mesmerising dribble past four defenders in the ‘Rise’ area was finished with the ball placed wide of keeper Leon Finbow to add a fourth.

Bennett then went close before Featherstone headed home for ‘Rise’ from a Hall cross. One minute later Westexe went further ahead when a powerful shot from outside the area went in off the post.

In the final ten minutes the visitors added two more to their total making them worthy 7-1 victors. On this display Westexe would have given teams in the higher echelons a problem. It was no disgrace to Manager Terry Male’s team, who never gave up in their efforts to take the game to their opponents. Aaron Conway was one youngster in particular who caught the eye.

Next up for the Rise second team is a trip to Bow AAC this coming Saturday (November 13). Bow are one of two team sitting below Rise in the table. University VIII are bottom with no points to show from seven games, Bow are second bottom with five points from nine games and Rise Reserves sit third bottom with eight points from 10 outings.

Millwey Rise first team, who sat out this past weekend, are also in action on Saturday (November 13) are in Division Four action when they entertain Sidmouth Town Thirds (2.15pm).

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