Budleigh Reserves make a big point and then bag a cup semi-final berth

20:10 22 February 2012

Mark Lever in action against Totnes and Dartington

Mark Lever in action against Totnes and Dartington

Copyright: I Hitchcock

Budleigh Salterton Reserves travelled to Thorverton where they obtained a very hard fought but creditable draw, writes SpursTom.

Bad defending at a 35th minute corner gave the home side a deserved lead, but following good work by Jack Thomas minutes before the break, player-boss Danny Williams smashed home the equaliser.

The Robins were fortunate early in the second half when Timothy Bradshaw was shown only a yellow card for what seemed a two-footed challenge.

This let-off somehow spurred them on and what followed was a very spirited display, with Zack Pearce the pick of the Budleigh players.

Though both teams desperately needed three points, I believe a draw to be a fair result.

On Sunday Budleigh Salterton Reserves were once more on the road, this time for Seaton Cup encounter with Beer Albion in a contest that saw both sides end with ten men. Michael Pidgeon was the first to fall foul of the match official leading to him getting an early bath!

Twice the Robins took the lead through Danny Williams and Jack Thomas, but back came Beer to take it into extra time.

A home team player got his matching orders in the first period of extra time. Budleigh took the initiative to press on in what manager John Pannell described an excellent team performance, with man of the match Michael Hancock scoring for a 3–2 victory and a place in the semi-final which sees them now travel to Colaton Raleigh on Sunday, march 11.

next round.

The Robin’s squad for the to weekend games: Timothy Bradshaw, Nathan Hadley (Gk), Michael Hancock, Luke Iddon, Ross James, Mark Lever, Aiden Martin, Alex Paltridge, George Pannell, Zack Pearce, Michael Pidgeon, David Radford (Capt), Alex Richardson (Gk), Callum Shipton, Jack Thomas, Phil (Dink) Thomas, Ryan Neville, Darren Everest and Danny Williams.

0 comments

Other Sport Stories

09:33

Replay were 44-32 winners when they took on Cheetahs in an Exmouth Netball League match.

Read more
Yesterday, 20:37

William Tidball is seemingly in the fast lane to success.

Read more
Yesterday, 20:37

Sidmouth RFC is staging a Girls Rugby Fun Day early next month.

Read more
Yesterday, 20:36

Withycombe Under-13s returned from a visit to Tavistock with a richly deserved 35-5 victory.

Read more
Yesterday, 14:54

Withycombe Under-15s were good value for a 22-5 win on their visit to Tavistock.

Read more
Yesterday, 14:54

The decorations are all down, the tree recycled and twelfth night just a distant memory, but down at Madeira sleeves are rolled up as it were with County matches, friendlies and club competitions to play, writes Jude Latta.

Read more
Yesterday, 14:53

Withycombe made it four wins in a row with a 39-14 success over Plymouth Albion Oaks.

Read more
Yesterday, 14:52

Night racing seems to be the ‘must do’ running challenge of 2017 with an increasing number of national and local events, writes Cathy Newman.

Read more
Yesterday, 14:52

Eleven Exmouth Harriers travelled sea to sea for the latest Westward Cross Country League fixture at Westward Ho!, writes Dave Eveleigh.

Read more
Yesterday, 14:50

Since I last put pen to paper I have spent the time coughing every few minutes, as have many of you no doubt, writes John Bridgman.

Read more

Local Weather

Overcast

Overcast

max temp: 5°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

Local business directory

Exmouth's trusted business finder


Show Job Lists

Find planning applications