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


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.


Other Sport Stories


Exmouth Amateurs Reserves were 6-3 winners of an end-to-end contest on their visit to Culm United, writes Adam Miller.

Read more

The Captain’s Challenge was played at East Devon on Saturday, writes Paul Willoughby.

Read more

Exmouth Amateurs thirds were unfortunate not to take something from their meeting with table-topping Witheridge thirds, with the visitors taking the points with a late goal to win by the odd goal, in three.

Read more

Exmouth head coach Jon Hill was naturally delighted that the Cockles had finally got a National Two (S) win under their belts this season.

Read more
Yesterday, 20:49

Exmouth finally ended the run without a National Two (S) success as they bagged a bonus point victory, beating fellow strugglers Barnstaple 38-20 at the Imperial Ground.

Read more
Yesterday, 10:57

Both Madeira ladies and men were involved in first rounds of national competitions last week, writes Jude Latta.

Read more
Yesterday, 09:58

Exmouth Cougars won a thrilling encounter with Assent, eventually securing a 34-31 victory.

Read more
Thursday, October 20, 2016

Exmouth Cricket Clubs trio of talented teenagers selected to travel to South Africa early next year with Devon Youth Cricket Development squad are collectively so grateful to all the assistance they have had from Exmouth CC during the early stages of their cricketing careers.

Read more
Thursday, October 20, 2016

Sidmouth and East Devon Fencing Club junior fencers confirmed their reputation for technique, tactics and fitness by returning from the Devon Junior Foil Championships this year with a haul of 10 medals of which five were gold.

Read more
Thursday, October 20, 2016

Budleigh ladies and Seaton ladies were unable to breech the others defence as their Westward Developments Women’s League Division One meeting ended 0-0, writes SpursTom.

Read more

Local Weather

Partly Cloudy

Partly Cloudy

max temp: 15°C

min temp: 9°C

Most Read Sport

Useful Links

Advertise in the Paper
Submit a Story
Subscriptions Order
Photo Orders
Family notices
Google Plus
Reader Travel

Family Notices 24

Read Online

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