East Budleigh denied by late University strike

09:54 03 April 2014

Football generic picture

Football generic picture

Archant

East Budleigh 1, Exeter University 2

East Budleigh were denied a third consecutive win after the students of Exeter snatched a last gasp winner last Saturday at Vicarage Road, writes Mark Auton.

Budleigh should have been out of sight after dominating the first half, but somehow found themselves a goal behind at the interval.

A good early spell from Budleigh saw them win a string of corners from which the deliveries by Josh Sale and Alex Manning respectively caused mayhem in the opposing area, whilst the best chance saw Mike White’s header cleared off the line after he followed up a rasping drive from Dan Atkinson that struck the bar.

Midway through the half the Budleigh defence allowed a University attacker to turn and fire in a shot that gave keeper Rob Dance no chance.

Despite the goal Budleigh continued to have the better of things; Aiden Martin fired just wide when picking up a clearance from the Uni keeper and Sale was agonisingly wide from a free-kick as half-time approached.

Eleven minutes after the re-start Budleigh deservedly levelled; A free-kick from Andy Case found its way to the far post where Steve Hitchcock finished in style driving the ball past the visiting keeper.

Budleigh went in search of the winner with Josh Whiller denied by a good challenge, but it was the Exeter side that won it from a long throw in the 90th minute.

For Budleigh Dan Reynolds worked hard in the centre of the park.

This evening (Thursday) Budleigh are away to neighbours Budleigh Salterton in the Morrison Bell Cup (7.30pm) and on Saturday make the trip to Bow in the league.

0 comments

Other Sport Stories

Yesterday, 12:15
Exmouth Town took on Newquay at Southern Road on Saturday. Ref exsp 5934-05-15SH. Photo Simon Horn

Exmouth Town head for Falmouth tomorrow (January 31) to face a Godolphin Town side that sit sixth in the Premier Division, one place and two points below Town, but they have played two fewer than Town.

Read more
Yesterday, 10:44
Colyton Grammar School student Frank Rosenwald (wearing the number 10 shirt, back row, second left) with the current England Schoolboys under-18 squad

Frank Rosenwald, a Year 12 student at Colyton Grammar School, has been chosen for the England Schoolboys’ under-18 team after attending a series of regional and national trials, writes Ben Leahy.

Read more
Yesterday, 08:30
Rugby generic picture

Sidmouth Under-7s followed the same route they had taken seven days before to return to Exmouth for more action.

Read more
Yesterday, 08:30
Sidmouth third XV rugby team before their meeting with Crediton

Sidmouth third XV team are looking to arrange another fixture with a local club’s third team before the end of the season.

Read more

Local Weather

Partly Cloudy

Partly Cloudy

max temp: 3°C

min temp: 2°C

Most Read Sport

Advertise in the Paper
Submit a Story
Subscriptions Order
Competitions
Photo Orders
Family notices
iwitness24
Google Plus
Facebook
Twitter
Family Notices 24

Digital Edition

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

Exmouth's trusted business finder