Budleigh Reserves defeat Seaton Town in Fresha meeting

08:24 06 February 2014

Action from the game between Budleigh reserves and Seaton on Saturday. Photo by Simon Horn. Ref exsp 1697-06-14SH. To order your copy of this photograph go to www.exmouthjournal.co.uk

Action from the game between Budleigh reserves and Seaton on Saturday. Photo by Simon Horn. Ref exsp 1697-06-14SH. To order your copy of this photograph go to www.exmouthjournal.co.uk

Archant

Budleigh Salterton Reserves 4, Seaton Town 2

The Robins were good value for another three Fresha League top flight points in a thrilling game played in a cold and strong wind at Greenway Lane, writes SpursTom.

In the visiting line-up were former Budleigh player Michael Hancock together with his brothers Matt and Martyn, and another Hancock, Mark, was on the bench!

The hosts had the wind at their backs and made good use of this as early as the second minute when a cross-field pass sent Jack Greenslade racing down the left.

He cut inside and unleashed a fierce strike that came back off the upright and fell to Arron Denny who thumped it home.

The next 25 minutes saw precious little between two well-matched teams. In the 28th minute the lead was doubled when Greenslade hit another screamer that flew into the net. However, the best was still to come as, with halftime nearing, a 35-yard hit by Karl Riddell looped over the visiting keeper to send the Robins into the break with a 3-0 lead.

The lead was extended to 4-0 early in the second half when left back Reece Stevens sent a ball over the defence that Denny controlled and fed to Callum Shipton who made no mistake.

Seaton, to their credit, fought back well and Martyn Hancock pulled one back.

That was the signal for Town to lay siege to the Robins goal, but they got no change out of the impressive Alex “Pickles” Richardson in the home goal. The glovesman produced a Man of the Match display with a string of fine saves, whilst at the other end chances were squandered, and the close control work by Denny in the area deserved a better finish.

Jake Richards made it 4–2 late on to complete the scoring in an entertaining game.

Budleigh Salterton: A Richardson, M Pidgeon (Capt), R Stevens, Z Pearce, T Nield, A Denny, J Hill, C Shipton, J Greenslade, K Riddell, R Higham, D Radford, I Perkins and R James.

On Saturday Budleigh Reserves are without a game as it is County Cup day with a reduced Fresha League programme.

0 comments

Other Sport Stories

Yesterday, 09:45

Christmas, no surely not yet. There’s too much to do! Exe Racers were out on the water training all Saturday, writes Rex Frost.

Read more
Thu, 12:40

Brothers Jonty and Morgan Wright were in Badminton England competition at the weekend.

Read more
Thu, 12:40

A woeful first half show cost the Cockles dearly as, despite a terrific second half comeback, they were beaten 34-21 by visiting Clifton in their latest National Two (S) match.

Read more
Thu, 12:39

East Budleigh Reserves followed up their strong performance against table topping Witheridge with a clinical 6-0 success at Feniton thirds, writes Mark Auton.

Read more
Thu, 12:39

Exmouth RFC head coach Jon Hill pulled no punches when he spoke following the Cockles defeat to Clifton.

Read more
Thu, 12:38

Brixington Blues Under-12s won a close encounter with Sidmouth Raiders 2-1.

Read more
Thu, 12:38

Brixington Blues Under-10s moved confidently into the last four of the Exeter and District Youth League KO Cup with a 2-0 victory over Central City.

Read more
Thu, 12:38

East Budleigh were 4-1 winners when they hosted Tedburn St Mary in a Macron League Division Three game.

Read more
Thu, 12:38

This year, Devon County Indoor Bowls entered the National Over 60s Inter County Competition, writes Jude Latta.

Read more
Thu, 12:37

Budleigh Salterton were beaten by the odd goal in five on their visit to Appledore for a South West Peninsula League Eastern Division game.

Read more

Local Weather

Overcast

Overcast

max temp: 13°C

min temp: 11°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

Local business directory

Exmouth's trusted business finder


Show Job Lists

Find planning applications