Budleigh denied famous victory by last gasp visiting goal

09:23 30 January 2014

Budleigh Salterton 1, Exwick Villa

After a rain soaked period since early December the Robins finally got to play again, writes Alan Beer.

However, yet again, the weather played a big part, this time it was a strong and blustery wind making it very difficult to control the ball!

Budleigh started well, but missed chances. The first of these was after 10 minutes when Jack English saw his hooked shot through the 6-yard box go just wide.

The first threat from Villa came on 24 minutes when Callum Hoare shot wide from close range, and then Shaun Densham fired wide when one on one with Jordan Hockold in the home goal.

On 40 minutes Man of the Match, English, had a shot saved by visiting keeper Tonkin and following up fired into the side netting.

The Robins broke the deadlock seven minutes into the second period when a through ball from English found Jack Greenslade who chipped over Tonkin from 18 yards to cheer the Greenway Lane faithful.

On 80 minutes the Robins failed to double their lead when, after Danny Williams had been fouled in the area, Tonkin brilliantly saved Matt Dawson’s spot kick. It then looked as though the home side were going to settle for the one goal advantage.

In time added on a long clearance fell very kindly for Villa’s Harry Taylor to touch in and level the score.

Budleigh team: Hockhold, Bradshaw, Ellis, Everest, Pallett, English, Lever, Pannell (Demetre), Dawson, Shipton (Williams), Greenslade. Subs not used; Wright, Carr.

On Saturday the Robins travel to Alphington and the game kicks off in Exeter at 3pm.

0 comments

Other Sport Stories

10:02

Exmouth Town travel to Cornwall again this Saturday when they visit Newquay based Godolphin Atlantic looking to avenge a 2-0 home defeat back in August, writes John Dibsdall.

Read more
13:03

Exmouth Harrier Hugh Marsden was recently in the Falkland Islands, writes Dave Eveleigh.

Read more
13:01

Withycombe Under-13s were in terrific form as they outscored hosts Topsham by 16 tries to nil, playing at the Topsham Bonfire Field in spring-like conditions that were ideal for running the ball around.

Read more
12:52

The East Budleigh Blitz Chess Championship will take place in March, writes Brian Gosling.

Read more
12:52

History was made at Lympstone ABC on Saturday when Louis Silk became the first member of the club to win a national title.

Read more
12:51

The highlight of the week was a great result for the Budleigh men against Honiton in Division Two of the interclub competition, writes David Roberts.

Read more
10:03

Budleigh Salterton Under-16s now know their opponents in the two cup finals they reached in the past fortnight, writes SpursTom.

Read more
10:02

After 120 minutes of end-to-end action and no fewer then 17 penalties, the latter saved by Budleigh keeper Mark Bown, Ryan Britton calmly converted the 18th spot kick to book East Budleigh’s place in round two of the Grandisson Cup, writes Mark Auton.

Read more
10:02

Budleigh Salterton Under-16s have booked a berth in the last four of the Wotton Printers Devon County Under-16 Cup after they won a thrilling cup tie at Greenway Lane against Barnstaple Youth, writes SpursTom.

Read more
10:02

Exmouth Spartans booked a Geary Cup semi-final berth with a 1-0 win at Cranbrook.

Read more

Local Weather

Overcast

Overcast

max temp: 11°C

min temp: 2°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


HOT JOBS

Show Job Lists

Find planning applications