UPWEY & BROADWEY 5
STURMINSTER MARSHALL 1
The talented forward bagged four of the hosts’ goals with Phil Anderson grabbing the other but they should have had more.
Boss Steve Reynolds said: “The result looks good but it was nothing to get carried away about.
“Not only are Sturminster bottom but they only had 10 men in the first half as they were still waiting for one of their guys to turn up.
“Pete put us 1-0 up after two minutes but we then went on to miss a host of opportunities before Phil eventually grabbed the second five minutes before half-time.
“At 2-0 up we looked comfortable but having thrown away similar leads in our previous two games I knew nothing was guaranteed.
“Two minutes into the second half they then won a penalty and immediately I began to think ‘here we go again’.
“Thankfully though, Nick Gregg saved it to keep us in the ascendancy and from there we got on top again with Pete grabbing three more goals.”
Reynolds went on to add: “It was good to get the win but really we should have hit double figures.
“At times we tried to be too cute and it led to some wasteful finishing.
“The only one that was prepared to put his laces through the ball was Pete and he got his rewards for it.
“Although the performance was better there is still a lot of work to be done.”
Upwey, who host Corfe Mullen United in the second round of the Dorset Senior Trophy on Saturday (1.30pm), now sit 10th in the Dorset Senior League, six points adrift of the top three with games in hand on the majority of the teams above them.
Upwey: Gregg, Aston, Anderson, Frost, Pearce, Kenderdine, Purnell (Clark 60), Young, Zima, Devaney, Bochonko. Sub not used: Nichols.