Denny delights with treble in Robins’ Monday night win

PUBLISHED: 15:23 10 April 2018

Budleigh away to Sidmouth on ground hop day. Ref exsp 14 18TI 0603. Picture: Terry Ife

Budleigh away to Sidmouth on ground hop day. Ref exsp 14 18TI 0603. Picture: Terry Ife


Aaron Denny scored a hat-trick as Budleigh Salterton bagged a 15th win of the South West Peninsula League season with a 5-1 Monday win at Bovey Tracey, writes Alan Beer.

It is the fifth time in seven away league successes this season that the Robins have scored four or more goals and their season’s goal tally now stands at 81 from 28 games and that is 24 more than the next best – the 57 from 24 games scored by the only two sides to sit above them in the table, St Martins and Newton Abbot Spurs.

Denny needed just 10 minutes to make his initial mark on proceedings as a left wing raid ended with a cross into the box where Denny pounced to drill the ball home. The early goal was followed by a period of end-to-end football on a pitch that became increasingly heavier as the rain continued to fall.

Ten minutes before the break George Pannell provided the assist for Jordan Harris to net, and five minutes later Harris struck again.

Just before the break, Denny and Bovey glovesman Grant Fisher both went wholeheartedly into a 50/50 challenge and the Bovey ‘keeper seemed to land awkwardly on his on-kicking leg. Play continued before the referee’s attention was drawn to the fact that the unfortunate Fisher was still on the ground.

After a short delay Fisher was stretchered off and Denny – somewhat bizarrely – and harshly, was booked with a free-kick awarded to the hosts – this despite the fact that play had continued for a spell after the collision! Five minutes into the second half Denny netted his second, applying a polished finish after a slick passing move.

In the 52nd minute, the ground conditions played a big part in Bovey getting a goal back as the ball stopped dead in the thickening mud in the Budleigh penalty area and Joe Bushin tucked it home.

That was to be the final serious threat to the Robins’ goal and Denny topped off a terrific individual contribution when he completed his hat-trick with five minutes remaining.

● The Robins were in action last night at Axminster Town (weather permitting) – see how they got on at

On Saturday (April 14) the Robins travel to Galmpton and Roselands (3pm).


Welcome , please leave your message below.

Optional - JPG files only
Optional - MP3 files only
Optional - 3GP, AVI, MOV, MPG or WMV files

Please log in to leave a comment and share your views with other Exmouth Journal visitors.

We enable people to post comments with the aim of encouraging open debate.

Only people who register and sign up to our terms and conditions can post comments. These terms and conditions explain our house rules and legal guidelines.

Comments are not edited by Exmouth Journal staff prior to publication but may be automatically filtered.

If you have a complaint about a comment please contact us by clicking on the Report This Comment button next to the comment.

Not a member yet?

Register to create your own unique Exmouth Journal account for free.

Signing up is free, quick and easy and offers you the chance to add comments, personalise the site with local information picked just for you, and more.

Sign up now

Other Sport Stories

Yesterday, 12:29

Budleigh Salterton Cricket Club AGM held last Thursday, commenced with two minutes silence to remember the clubs former players who had died in the First and Second World Wars.

Read more
Yesterday, 11:01

Exmouth United Under-11s were 10-0 winners when they hosted Honiton Chargers in an Exeter and District Youth League match.

Read more
Yesterday, 10:09

Budleigh Croquet Club recently held an awards presentation to bring the curtain down on a splendid 2018 summer season.

Read more
Yesterday, 10:09

In the ladies county pairs Jean Rainton and Penny Preece had a good win against a Sidmouth pair last week, writes Jean Healey.

Read more
Friday, November 16, 2018

Exmouth and Bournemouth have met in five of the past seven seasons with the 10 matches seeing four wins for Exmouth and six for Bournemouth.

Read more
Friday, November 16, 2018

The highlight this week for the Budleigh bowlers was a mixed friendly win against Honiton at Cricket Field Lane, writes David Roberts.

Read more
Thursday, November 15, 2018

Exmouth Town were held to a 0-0 midweek draw under the Southern Road floodlights by visiting Elburton Villa, writes John Dibsdall.

Read more
Wednesday, November 14, 2018

East Budleigh returned with three points and plenty of bruises following their encounter with a physical Axmouth United team they defeated 4-1 last Saturday, writes Mark Auton.

Read more
Wednesday, November 14, 2018

Exmouth are all set to entertain South West Premier Division table-topping Bournemouth on Saturday (November 17).

Read more
Wednesday, November 14, 2018

After a week without action the previous Sunday owing to scheduled opponents Taunton cancelling, Honiton Hawks Under-10s were back in action last weekend with matches against Exeter Athletic.

Read more

Local Weather

Sunshine and Showers

Sunshine and Showers

max temp: 9°C

min temp: 2°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

Exmouth Journal twice-weekly newsletter
Sign up to receive our regular email newsletter

Our Privacy Policy

Show Job Lists

Find planning applications