Decisions go against Robins as they exit the Throgmorton Cup.

13:14 27 September 2012

Budleigh versus Cully action - Liam Ellis

Budleigh versus Cully action - Liam Ellis

Copyright: I Hitchcock

Cullompton Rangers 5, Budleigh Salterton 4 (aet)

Nine goals there may well have been, but this was no nine goal thriller, certainly not from a Budleigh perspective, writes Alan Beer.

The game was overshadowed by some extremely questionable decision making and then shipped a goal deep into the incredible nine minutes of time that was added on at the end of the contest!

The Robins made a great start and were ahead in the third minute when Mark Lever and Jack Greenslade combined to set up player-boss Danny Williams who made no mistake from 20-yards. The hosts levelled on 20 minutes when Jack Towill’s cross found Ryan Leverton who scored from close range to complete the first half scoring.

Three minutes into the second half the hosts took the lead in controversial fashion! Budleigh keeper Adrian Pullin spilled a free-kick which Andy Hawkins got a touch on. The linesman did not flag for the ball crossing the line, but the match official, from the edge of the area, deemed it was indeed a goal, much to the consternation of the Robins’ players and supporters’.

Undaunted, and with a sense of justice they were quickly level when the lively Jack Greenslade scored. The Robins then had a flurry of players booked as frustrations grew at seemingly unfair decision making from the touchline! Williams then made a rash challenge in front of the home dugout and the referee was quick to issue a straight red card leaving the Robins’ to negotiate the final ten minutes a man light.

However, it was ten-man Budleigh who finished the stronger and looked to have won it when Greenslade scored his second, but the hosts, with a huge slice of good fortune, levelled deep into an incredible nine minutes of added time, this in a game where the neither physio had entered the field of play, and just three substitutions had been made at that stage! Adding insult to injury, the last-gasp equaliser went past Pullin off a defender!

Robins keeper Adrian Pullin then conceded a silly penalty, but atoned himself with a superb save. Minutes later though he was beaten for the fourth time in the contest by Gary Wills. Cully then added a fifth through Marcus Pethick and, despite a late goal from Mark Lever, the Robins’ fate was sealed.

On Saturday the Robins look top end a sequence of four straight defeats when they visit Galmpton (3pm).

0 comments

Other Sport Stories

Thu, 20:50
Bowls

With many matches cancelled due to the heavy rain, the Budleigh ladies have played two of their Over-50s League games, both against Heavitree, obtaining the maximum of six points in both games.

Read more
Thu, 20:48
Cricket - generic picture

The final league game of the season for Topsham St James was perhaps a little fortunate not to fall victim to the weather and the Saints were able to see off Buckland Monachorum and complete the double over the South West Devon side.

Read more
Thu, 20:48

Budleigh Salterton Cricket Club bring the curtain down on their season with a number of activities this weekend.

Read more
Thu, 20:47

Budleigh’s Tolchards League A Division promotion hopes were finally ended on the penultimate Saturday of the season as they were beaten by 81 runs at Sandford while rivals Cornwood were winning with something to spare at Bradninch.

Read more
Thu, 20:46
Football goalnet. Ref shsp 7216-33-15SH. Picture: Simon Horn

Exmouth Spartans made a superb start to life in the Fresha League Division Eight with a 5-1 win over Stoke Arms United at Warren View.

Read more
Thu, 20:45
Bowls

It has been a good week for the Madeira ladies. In the National Topclub, the Madeira ladies successfully won their game against Leamington Spa at Olveston, writes Mary Ann Dowrick.

Read more
Thu, 20:45
Bowls

The Evans Cup is an event played annually at Budleigh Salterton Croquet Club Bowls Section and the recent inclement weather held off to allow for a most entertaining and competitive day for all who were present for a well-supported day.

Read more
Thu, 20:44
Golf generic picture

The Cobbett Cup and the monthly Stableford were the targets aimed for on Saturday, writes Paul Willoughby.

Read more
Thu, 20:44
Rugby

The rugby club are planning to build on the successful introduction of girls rugby last season, writes Terry O’Brien.

Read more
Thu, 20:43
Football generic picture

A new-look Exmouth Amateurs launched their Fresha League Division One campaign with a single goal clean sheet success over Alphington at Warren View.

Read more

Local Weather

Partly Cloudy

Partly Cloudy

max temp: 18°C

min temp: 14°C

Most Read Sport

Great British Life


Great British Life

Advertise in the Paper
Submit a Story
Subscriptions Order
Competitions
Photo Orders
Family notices
iwitness24
Google Plus
Facebook
Twitter
Reader Travel

Family Notices 24

Digital Edition

Image
Read the Exmouth Journal e-edition today E-edition


Exmouth's trusted business finder