East Budleigh Reserves edged out by Priory

PUBLISHED: 08:57 27 March 2014 | UPDATED: 08:57 27 March 2014

East Budleigh Reserves 1, Priory 2

East Budleigh Reserves were unlucky not to get at least a point in this one after a having a goal not given that had clearly crossed the line, writes Mark Auton.

Midway through the second period a corner from Matt Thomas gained a couple of deflections and looked to have crossed the line, but both referee and linesman did not concur.

The first half saw Budleigh have the better of things, a well struck Matt Thomas corner gave Priory a warning after 20 minutes and 14 minutes later it was his kick that was this time glanced in by Paul May.

Previous to the goal a long-range Gary Western ball had to be clawed over by the Priory keeper to win the corner, but it was the away side who had a good chance heading wide midway through the half.

Unfortunately for Budleigh the second half did not start like the first with they away side scoring trice to turn the game on its head.

Budleigh tried hard to do the same; Ryan Britton has a shot turned away for a corner and when Thomas struck the ball in it ricocheted off a couple of players before being cleared despite being over the line.

A good move involving Thomas and Britton led to May firing just wide before substitute Ben Rowland hit a screamer against the bar.

Adam Wheatley prevented a third heading off the line in what was not a good day at the office.

For Budleigh Thomas worked hard along with Man of the Match May.

0 comments

Other Sport Stories

Yesterday, 17:52

The second half of the Exmouth Snooker League is up and running after the Festive break and the Conservative stay top after a 3-2 win and a 3-2 loss.

Read more
Yesterday, 13:57

Player registration in the Tolchards Devon League is going on-line for the season ahead, writes Conrad Sutcliffe.

Read more
Yesterday, 11:37

Exmouth Town’s South West Peninsula League (SWPL) Premier Division game at home to Godolphin Atlantic was called off after a mid-morning pitch inspection and that means more frustration for Town bosses Andy Rawlings and Kevin Miller.

Read more
Yesterday, 10:10

Withycombe Under-15s eased their way into the last four of the Devon Plate with an excellent 18-12 success at Teignmouth.

Read more
Yesterday, 10:06

Fencers from the Sidmouth and East Devon Fencing Club made an impressive start in the first competitions of the new season, writes Chris Cruise.

Read more
Yesterday, 09:21

Exeter Falcons Speedway – yes, the Falcons are still very much ‘alive and kicking’ - are set to stage a fundraising night in Exeter at the end of January.

Read more
Yesterday, 09:20

Budleigh Salterton girls’ Under13s recorded their second win of the Devon Girls’ League campaign with home success over Millwey Rise, writes SpursTom.

Read more
Fri, 08:05

Fencers from the Sidmouth and East Devon Fencing Club made an impressive start in the first competitions of the new season.

Read more
Fri, 07:58

The Bown family did themselves, and Exmouth Harriers, proud when they ventured across to take part in the Axmouth Challenge, writes Cathy Newman.

Read more
Thu, 13:06

It is said that the sporting field can be a place where dreams come true and this was certainly proven to be the case at the Sandy Park home of Exeter Chiefs for a squad of 28 Exmouth RFC Under-6 players on the second Sunday of the year.

Read more

Local Weather

Overcast

Overcast

max temp: 12°C

min temp: 10°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


Read Online

Image
Read the Exmouth Journal e-edition E-edition

Newsletter Sign Up

Sign up to receive our regular email newsletter

Local business directory

Exmouth's trusted business finder


Show Job Lists

Find planning applications