Budleigh Salterton pay price for missed chances

06:59 19 September 2012

George Pannell in action in Budleighs first game of the season

George Pannell in action in Budleighs first game of the season

Copyright: I Hitchcock

Newton Abbot Spurs 3, Budleigh Salterton 2

The Robins bossed long periods of this game, but failed top take enough of then many chances they created throughout top return to Greenway Lane with anything to show for their efforts, writes Alan Beer.

The Robins dominated much of the first half, but had to settle for parity at the break. On 10 minutes George Pannell went close with curling effort from 20-yards, just the wrong side of the post.

On 15 minutes a long clearance found Adam Turner who, with home keeper Bellotti off his line, watched his lofted effort drop onto the roof of the net. Another chance was missed on 20 minutes when Peter Grover hit the post.

A minute later the same player broke the deadlock. A Spurs defender failed to clear properly, Grover picked up the loose ball and shot home from 10-yards. A minute before the break the hosts equalised, against the run of play.

A Matias Morgan cross from the right was met by Adam Dyson and his header was well saved by Adam Pannell in the Budleigh goal.

The ball dropped very kindly at the feet of Tom Sercombe who had a simple tap in from close range. Spurs began the second period looking much more determined but it was The Robins who again went ahead on 50 minutes.

Mike Hancock saw his shot cleared off the line by a defender for a corner, which was only cleared to the edge of the box. George Pannell made no mistake.

In a three minute spell mid way through the half The Robins defence failed to clear twice giving Adam Dyson the chance to first level and then fire his side into a winning 3-2 situation.

Robins teams: A Pannell, Nicholls, Ellis, Everest, Hancock, Lever, G Pannell, Wright, Turner, Grover, Williams: Subs Carr, Greenslade, Sale (all played), Pallet

A second defeat of the term sees The Robins slip to seventh in the table. This Saturday they are in Throgmorton cup action when they travel to meet Premier Division Cullompton Rangers.


Other Sport Stories

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, 09:58

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

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
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
Thursday, October 20, 2016

East Budleigh Reserves moved into the third round of the Devonn Intermediate Cup with a fine all round team display to knock-out Paignton Villa, beating the South Devon outfit 2-1 at Vicarage Road last Saturday, writes Mark Auton.

Read more
Thursday, October 20, 2016

Exmouth Spartans were forced to settle for a share of the spoils when they drew 1-1 with K and M Polonia in a Macron League meeting.

Read more
Thursday, October 20, 2016

Budleigh Salterton Reserves were edged out by the odd goal in five when they entertained Newtown Reserves, writes SpursTom.

Read more
Thursday, October 20, 2016

Budleigh Salterton were granted a walkover into the next round of the Wotton Printers Devon FA Under 16 Cup Devon Cup when scheduled opponents Plymstock cried off last weekend, writes SpursTom.

Read more

Local Weather



max temp: 12°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