Millwey Rise AFC Reserves were 3-2 winners when they entertained Bradninch Reserves in a Joma Devon and Exeter League Division Four East fixture, writes Dick Sturch.
The winning goal was scored by the Millwey Rise Football Club chairman, 56-year-old Simon Flint, who was summoned from the bench to play the final 20 minutes and used all his guile and experience to notch the late winner.
In what proved to be a very tight first-half, Bradninch scored first, but Sam Burke equalised from the penalty spot after the visiting team’s goalkeeper had committed a foul.
The glovesman first being shown a yellow card before having to pick the ball out of the back of his net.
In the second period, Bradninch regained the lead before Jack Bennett applied a clinical finish to a good team move to restore parity.
With 20 minutes remaining, chairman Flint joined the action and, with time running out, he latched onto a through-ball before, with the outside of his boot, he steered it past the advancing keeper and into the net.
The Man of the Match award for Millwey Rise went to Matt Hall who was a ‘rock’ at the heart of the Rise defence.
Millwey Rise Reserves are next in action when they host Otterton on November 7.