Budleigh Salterton win Good Friday Groundhop ‘thriller’ at Sidmouth Town

PUBLISHED: 14:12 30 March 2018




Budleigh Salterton completed a South West Peninsula League (SWPL) Eastern Division double as they won their Good Friday East Devon derby at Sidmouth Town 4-3.

Budleigh Salterton completed a South West Peninsula League (SWPL) Eastern Division double as they won their Good Friday East Devon derby at Sidmouth Town 4-3.

A thrilling contest saw the Robins fall behind before moving into a 3-1, and then a 4-2 lead, before reaching full-time to complete a sixth away win of the season.

Trailing to a 33rd minute Sidmouth goal, the Robins were level by the break and then struck again early in the second half.

They added a third only to be pegged back before restoring their two-goal lead.

The home side added a third to set up a thrilling final seven minutes during which time Budleigh player-manager Kevin Hill came off the bench, and Budleigh saw the game out well to deservedly bank the points.

Andy Taylor, Dan Boere, Mike White and an own goal accounted for the Budleigh goals at Sidmouth.

The game, the first of the day’s three SWPL Groundhop fixtures, was watched by a crowd of 336. Budleigh had beaten Sidmouth 3-1 back on Boxing Day at Greenway Lane.

In their 11 away league games so far this season the Robins have scored an impressive 41 goals.

They stay third with the win and are next in action on Wednesday (April 4) when they entertain Axminster Town at Greenway Lane. Kick-off on Wednesday night is 7.30pm.


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