Budleigh impress in win at Newton Abbot

PUBLISHED: 11:52 27 February 2014 | UPDATED: 11:52 27 February 2014

Newton Abbot Spurs 1, Budleigh Salterton 3

After a couple of disappointing drawn games to start the new year the Robins returned from their visit to Newton Abbot with three points after a well deserved victory, writes Alan Beer.

The opening goal came after just eight minutes when the home side failed to clear a cross from the left wing. George Pannell found space at the back of the 6-yard box to loop a header over stranded keeper, Jamie Bradley. The home keeper was kept busy in the opening half an hour, but, against the run of play it was the hosts who scored next to level the game. A loose cross fell for Russell Brooker to fire home from close range. The Robins soon regained the lead when keeper Bradley allowed Matt Dawson’s 20-yard free-kick to slip through his legs!

A minute before the break Dawson headed home a Carl Everest free-kick delivered to the near post and the visiting side went in at the interval 3-1 to the good.

With 65 minutes gone the score was nearly added to when Callum Shipton’s good through ball for Pannell saw the latter fire marginally wide of the target.

The home side then went close to reducing the deficit and Jordan Hockold in the visitor’s goal, was forced to make a smart save, the ball rebounding to Glen Palmer who saw his goal bound effort cleared off the line by Tim Bradshaw.

The Robins were denied a fourth late on when Shipton’s shot looked to have clearly crossed the line well before player-boss Danny Williams applied a touch, but the linesman flagged for off-side and the ‘goal’ did not count.

Budleigh team: Hockhold, Bradshaw, Sale (Carr), Everest, Lever, English, Hill (Wright), Shipton, Dawson, Pannell, Greenslade (Williams).

On Saturday Budleigh are in action at Alphington (3pm) and they are also in mid-week action next week with the Greenway Lane visit to Okehampton with a 7.30pm kick-off on Wednesday, March 5.

0 comments

Other Sport Stories

8 minutes ago

It’s back to league action this week for Town with two home games at Southern Road, writes John Dibsdall.

Read more
9 minutes ago

Madeira bowls club has settled into its winter series with matches indoors against enthusiastic Devon local clubs, writes Jenny Charles.

Read more
14 minutes ago

Exmouth Town Reserves were 1-0 winners in their Macron League Premier Division game at Beer Albion.

Read more
15 minutes ago

For one of the smaller clubs taking part in the Westward League, Exmouth Harriers chalked up an astounding success with victory in both the Senior Men’s and the Veteran Men’s categories, writes Cathy Newman.

Read more
24 minutes ago

Exmouth Tigers, who play in the Devon Disability Counts Football League, had an excellent start to the new season.

Read more
29 minutes ago

Brixington Blues Under-12s were 4-0 winners at their Withycombe Raleigh home when they entertained North Tawton in an Exeter and District Youth League game.

Read more
Yesterday, 17:31

Brixington Blues won a second cup tie in the space of 24 hours when they followed up a Saturday Exeter and District Youth League Cup win with a 5-4 success against Braunton Wanderers United in the Devon County Under-13 cup.

Read more
Yesterday, 17:17

Withycombe ladies sit proudly top of the South West South Two table after a terrific 21-0 success at St Austell.

Read more
Yesterday, 17:16

The competition at East Devon at the weekend was the Silver Putter better-ball stableford, writes Paul Willoughby.

Read more
Yesterday, 10:25

Exmouth Town head into back-to-back home games with new managers Kevin Miller and Andy Rawlings keen to point out that now is the time for the players currently at the club to seize the moment and make a shirt their own!

Read more

Local Weather

Rain

Rain

max temp: 15°C

min temp: 9°C

Most Read Sport

Useful Links

Advertise in the Paper
Submit a Story
Subscriptions Order
Competitions
Photo Orders
Family notices
iwitness24
Google Plus
Facebook
Twitter
Reader Travel


Read Online

Image
Read the Exmouth Journal e-edition E-edition

Newsletter Sign Up

Sign up to receive our regular email newsletter

Local business directory

Exmouth's trusted business finder


HOT JOBS

Show Job Lists

Find planning applications