Budleigh leading comfortbaly when match is abandoned

07:11 24 January 2013

Archant

Budleigh Salterton 3, Axminster Town 0

Match abandoned after 38 minutes.

Budleigh were comfortably in charge of this game and three goals to the good when the referee abandoned the match seven minutes before half-time, writes Alan Beer.

The Robins made a superb start to the contest and were ahead in the very first minute when Carl Everest rifled a shot home from fully 25-yards.

Minutes later they were close to doubling their lead when Jack Greenslade found Mark Lever with a cross from the right. The resulting header from Lever

was very well saved by the Axminster keeper Matt Long. Playing their best football of the season, the Robins doubled their lead on 11 minutes when Lever had a 20-yard effort deflected beyond Long and into the visitors net.

On the half hour mark the visitors had their best chance so far, but a lobbed effort from Ben Vine dropped onto the roof of the net.

Budleigh were quick to react and a long clearance was cleverly flicked on by Harry Nodwell for Greenslade to make it 3–0.

Budleigh were now well on top as the game headed towards half time.

There was then an incident on the pitch which spiralled out of control and led to the referee calling a halt to the proceedings.

After listening to the opinion of spectators from both sides, and also neutrals, the general consensus seemed to suggest the match official perhaps could have separated the two teams, taken the managers and captains to one side and then allowed things to calm down before resuming play.

That said, it was a volatile situation and the incident shocked everybody unfortunate enough to witness it!

Budleigh are back in action this Saturday when they travel to Sector Lane for another league encounter with Axminster Town.

0 comments

Other Sport Stories

09:01

The FootGolf Winter League at FootGolf on the Exe saw a full set of matches played last week.

Read more
Yesterday, 11:08

Exmouth United Under-7s enjoyed a series of matches against Central.

Read more
Yesterday, 10:45

Brixington Blues Under-12s were 4-1 winners when they took on Feniton in an Exeter and District Youth League Under-12 derby match.

Read more
Yesterday, 09:52

The action comes thick and fast at Taunton racecourse where they race again on Thursday (March 2), When the first of the seven events is due to go to post at 2pm, writes Richard Walsh.

Read more
Yesterday, 08:35

Withycombe Under-14s gave a good account of themselves in a tough encounter with a much larger opposition in Totnes.

Read more
Yesterday, 08:10

Brixington Blues Under-14s were involved in a thrilling East Devon derby with West Hill Wasps, a contest that saw both teams take something from it after sharing six goals, writes Alan Diprose

Read more
Sunday, February 26, 2017

Withycombe Under-11s were treated to a coaching master class from Exeter Chiefs back row Sam Skinner.

Read more
Sunday, February 26, 2017

Exmouth Town striker Nathan Cooper scored for the 10th successive match when he netted in the 5-0 win at Godolphin, writes John Dibsdall.

Read more
Saturday, February 25, 2017

Police Social Club A top the tightly packed Exmouth Snooker League table following a 4-1 victory over recent leaders, Police B.

Read more
Saturday, February 25, 2017

The East Devon seniors played a fun, non-qualifying Stableford, February, writes Paul Willoughby.

Read more

Local Weather

Overcast

Overcast

max temp: 9°C

min temp: 4°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