South West Peninsula League Division One East


CREDITON hosted rock bottom Okehampton Argyle in a Friday night local derby on April 1, in front of a healthy 139 spectators.

Crediton were desperate for the three points after a run of only one win from six games and lined up in a 4-3-3 formation.

Playing on an uncut pitch made short sharp passing very difficult with the game starting at a moderate pace. Early on Creddy looked dangerous when attacking wide with new signing Billy Conabeare impressing down the left wing.

After this Simon Durrant in the middle of the park was looking to inject some impetus with his trademark surging runs but with little end success.

Creddy had a few half chances from the edge of the box through Blake, Durrant and Lee but all went over the bar to make the score 0-0 at the break.

To their credit at the start of the second half the visitors got on the front foot and looked most like scoring. Dean Jones had a great chance to open the scoring but his chip was superbly saved by Lee Waring.

Steve Kinsey then had a 20-yard effort well-saved again by Waring.

Oke then took the lead on 63 minutes following a knock down from a corner, a final touch added from five yards.

Creddy were rocked at this point and changed into a 3-5-2 formation. A huge helping hand was given when Oke left-back Chris Hollands underhit a backpass to ‘keeper Harry Searle and Richard Blake was on-hand to go around the ‘keeper and slot home his 19th league goal of the season.

Creddy won the game in the 76th minute, a Dave Lee header was stabbed home from two yards to give Creddy the much-needed three points.

Nathan Keast