Devon & Exeter

Intermediate 4

Tedburn St Mary 2

Okehampton Argyle 3rds 1

ARGYLE travelled to Tedburn hoping to do the double. But their hearts sank a little when they saw the pitch ? the grass was long and divots were not going to help Okehampton?s flowing style of football.

Tedburn won the toss and immediately put pressure on the Okehampton goal. Argyle held strong with a fine clearance from the goal-line with Griffith?s head. Okehampton took the initiative for the rest of the first half. Tedburn?s few attacks were easily dealt with by defenders Monnox, Eddy, Hall and Morgan. Griffiths and Kinsey took charge of the midfield distributing the ball well to Spence and Coleman of both wings.

Eventually Okehampton got their reward when Spence placed the ball in the back of the net after a fine move when any one of four Argyle attackers could have done the honours.

Okehampton kept battling in vain to score a second goal. The pitch played its part as the ball bounced everywhere. Tedburn broke and scored an equaliser.

Okehampton took control again in the second half. To increase the pressure on the Tedburn goal Stepto replaced Hall in defence, freeing Morgan to play further upfield. This created opportunities with Evans, Ditchburn and Kinsey working intelligently to find space.

Spence was denied twice as the ball just went past the post. The entertainment continued as Dado on his debut volleyed the ball just over the bar.

Okehampton had about ten goalscoring opportunities, but Tedburn scored another goal to win the match.

Man of the match: Billy Spence.

This Saturday home to Sidmouth, 3pm kick-off.