Budleigh Salterton pay price for missed chances

PUBLISHED: 06:59 19 September 2012

George Pannell in action in Budleighs first game of the season

George Pannell in action in Budleighs first game of the season

Copyright: I Hitchcock

Newton Abbot Spurs 3, Budleigh Salterton 2

The Robins bossed long periods of this game, but failed top take enough of then many chances they created throughout top return to Greenway Lane with anything to show for their efforts, writes Alan Beer.

The Robins dominated much of the first half, but had to settle for parity at the break. On 10 minutes George Pannell went close with curling effort from 20-yards, just the wrong side of the post.

On 15 minutes a long clearance found Adam Turner who, with home keeper Bellotti off his line, watched his lofted effort drop onto the roof of the net. Another chance was missed on 20 minutes when Peter Grover hit the post.

A minute later the same player broke the deadlock. A Spurs defender failed to clear properly, Grover picked up the loose ball and shot home from 10-yards. A minute before the break the hosts equalised, against the run of play.

A Matias Morgan cross from the right was met by Adam Dyson and his header was well saved by Adam Pannell in the Budleigh goal.

The ball dropped very kindly at the feet of Tom Sercombe who had a simple tap in from close range. Spurs began the second period looking much more determined but it was The Robins who again went ahead on 50 minutes.

Mike Hancock saw his shot cleared off the line by a defender for a corner, which was only cleared to the edge of the box. George Pannell made no mistake.

In a three minute spell mid way through the half The Robins defence failed to clear twice giving Adam Dyson the chance to first level and then fire his side into a winning 3-2 situation.

Robins teams: A Pannell, Nicholls, Ellis, Everest, Hancock, Lever, G Pannell, Wright, Turner, Grover, Williams: Subs Carr, Greenslade, Sale (all played), Pallet

A second defeat of the term sees The Robins slip to seventh in the table. This Saturday they are in Throgmorton cup action when they travel to meet Premier Division Cullompton Rangers.

0 comments

Other Sport Stories

Yesterday, 14:47

Eventing legend Mary King MBE and her daughter Emily officially opened Bicton Arena’s new all-weather arena at a special ceremony that took place during the arenas international horse trails at the weekend which saw more than 700 horse and rider combinations in action, writes Lucy Johnson.

Read more
Yesterday, 14:45

Brixington Blues Under-10s were 3-1 winners when they met Sidmouth in an Exeter and District Youth League encounter.

Read more
Yesterday, 14:36

Point-to-Point racehorse enthusiast will be treated to another bumper weekend of racing this coming weekend, where the Axe Vale host their meeting on Sunday (April 30), followed by the Stevenstone staging their meeting on Bank Holiday Monday (May 1), writes Donna Harris.

Read more
Yesterday, 11:52

At last members at the Devon and Somerset Gliding Club (DSGC) have been able to enjoy decent soaring weather, writes Jill Harman.

Read more
Yesterday, 11:36

Exmouth Netball club Under 12s completed their East Devon and District Youth netball league season in style on Saturday at the Cranbrook Education Campus, with two wins.

Read more
Yesterday, 11:36

David Doel headed the CIC2* at Bicton Arena International horse Trials riding Gillian Jonas’ Shannondale Quest adding four showjumping penalties to his dressage score of 43.4, writes Lucy Johnson.

Read more
Yesterday, 10:31

Budleigh Salterton face a potential ‘winner takes all’ fixture on Saturday to ensure they survive as a South West Peninsula League Eastern Division team.

Read more
Mon, 13:12

A new season of Friday night coaching begins for potential new players at Madeira this Friday.

Read more
Mon, 12:50

Home advantage did not appear to give Phear Park any advantage in their Friendly matches with local rivals Ottery St Mary and Honiton, writes Robert Mottershead

Read more
Mon, 12:50

A huge crowd of several thousand turned out on Saturday to enjoy the delightful picturesque setting of Flete Park, near Ermington, where the Dartmoor hosted their point-to-point meeting last Saturday. Race goers were treated to seven competitive races, where the lady jockeys took on the men to win four on the day, writes Donna Harris.

Read more

Local Weather

Sunny

Sunny

max temp: 5°C

min temp: 3°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

Family Notices 24

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


Could not fetch editions

Show Job Lists

Find planning applications