Budleigh Reserves edged out in big game at Willand

22:22 27 February 2013

Budleigh Salterton versus Galmpton action

Budleigh Salterton versus Galmpton action

Copyright: I Hitchcock

Willand Rovers Res 2, Budleigh Res 1

There are probably two particular words that will ring most appropriately in talks between followers of Budleigh Salterton Reserves, ‘if only’, come the end of the current campaign, writes SpursTom.

Those two words apply to a number of contest this Fresha League season and once again they were to the fore at Silver Street, Willand where the Robins really did not deserve to slip to defeat.

The outstanding play, particularly in a midfield lead by Josh Sale, during Budleigh Salterton’s domination of the opening 45 minutes, produced several chances including two outstanding saves by the Rovers glovesman.

Whilst at the other end, the defence made sure that Jordan Hockold was hardly troubled.

It was he who played a major part in the only goal of the half, a foul was committed in his area, he took the free kick which fell nicely for Callum Shipton who took two strides before executing the perfect lob which sailed over the keeper before dipping just under the crossbar and into the net.

This, on the stroke of half time, meant the visitors went in the dressing room in a buoyant mood.

Willand Rovers, as expected, came out after the interval raring to go. It was now up to the Robins defence to show their mettle, they seemed to be coping until a penalty was awarded against them on 55 minutes.

However, lady luck smiled on them as the takers spot kick struck the post and to cannoned off to safety. Both sides introduced substitutes and chances were fashioned, and wasted, at both ends.

The home side opted to play with three up top and, with barely five minutes remaining, bagged an equaliser through Ryan Gibbs.

Sadly there was further anguish for the Budleigh faithful when, in added time, the ball fell to Lee Hawton who had found time and space in a crowded area to plant the ball to the left of the keeper and into the net, with it making a 2–1 winning margin to the hosts.

The final whistle sounded, leaving the men from East Devon to question why did it go wrong or perhaps thinking “if only!2

The only consolation for the Robins is that all five of the basement sides in the Fresha League lost, so there is still a fighting chance however slim given that the Greenway Lane outfit have played more games than any of their opponents.

0 comments

Other Sport Stories

15:39

Harry Tincknell heads to the final round of the European Le Mans Series next month knowing he faces a battle to wrest the title from his rivals after placing fifth in Belgium last weekend.

Read more
13:46

Topsham Town are in action at Okehampton Argyle this coming Saturday (October 1).

Read more
12:38

A pair of N1 Tri Club members, Malcolm and Catherine Hilton, took on two of the greatest challenges that are out there for triathletes, writes Ellie Dominey.

Read more
Yesterday, 20:19

Honiton Running Club (HRC) members didn’t have to travel too far last Sunday to take part in the Stockland Scamper 10k race, writes Judy Davey.

Read more
Yesterday, 15:42

Brixington Blues Under-13s have certainly started their first season playing on a full size in some style and that was underlined in a superb performance that brought them an 8-2 win over Twyford Spartans.

Read more
Yesterday, 10:21

Brixington Blues Under-12s were 4-1 winners in their Exeter Youth League game at Okehampton.

Read more
Saturday, September 24, 2016

Exmouth pilot gig club entered teams in all seven races at the Sidmouth Gig Regatta, writes Keith Cornish.

Read more
Saturday, September 24, 2016

Jan Brunwin was the clear winner of the ladies’ September stableford at East Devon Golf Club, writes Helen Chivers.

Read more
Saturday, September 24, 2016

Replay were 60-20 winners when they met their club sister side Assent in an Exmouth Netball League contest.

Read more
Friday, September 23, 2016

There were 44 boats entered for the annual the Champagne Challenge, and, with a good following breeze the start line was packed, writes Rex Frost.

Read more

Local Weather

Rain

Rain

max temp: 16°C

min temp: 15°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


HOT JOBS

Show Job Lists

Find planning applications