East Budleigh put Knights to the sword at Vicarage Road

08:44 16 January 2014

East Budleigh reserves took on Halwill on Saturday. Photo by Simon Horn. Ref exsp 8802-01-14SH. To order your copy of this photograph go to www.exmouthjournal.co.uk

East Budleigh reserves took on Halwill on Saturday. Photo by Simon Horn. Ref exsp 8802-01-14SH. To order your copy of this photograph go to www.exmouthjournal.co.uk

Archant

East Budleigh 3, Beacon Knights 2

East Budleigh battled back from being two goals down in the first quarter of this match to beat Beacon Knights at Vicarage road last Saturday in what was a thoroughly entertaining encounter, writes Mark Auton.

Budleigh were slow out of the blocks in this one, whilst the away side started on the front foot; Ten minutes in Rob Dance failed to hold a cross and in trying to redeem himself fouled a visiting attacker to concede a penalty and the first goal.

Knights continued to control the game and Steve Hitchcock came to Budleigh’s rescue clearing off the line, but with the very next attack Dance did well to parry the first effort, but was unable to prevent the follow up making it 2-0.

Budleigh may wish they had stayed at home, but with a change of formation they began to get a foothold in the game and after a good exchange of passes between Jack Howarth and Josh Whiller the former saw his pile driver tipped over.

Six minutes before the interval Budleigh got the break they needed when Dan Reynolds supplied the pass for Adam Jones who confidently lifted his finish over the advancing keeper and into the net.

With the half -time whistle approaching Budleigh almost levelled, but Dan Atkinson fired over from a Howarth corner.

Like the first half the second didn’t disappoint either! Ten minutes in Budleigh made a triple change as Alex Manning, Ben Rowland and Rich Pratt joined the action.

Two minutes later Budleigh won a corner and from Manning’s kick the visiting stopper dragged the ball over his own line to bring the hosts level.

Budleigh now had the bit between their teeth and on 63 minutes went in front for the first time. The ever improving Whiller laid the ball off for Rowland who struck a precision finish past the Knights keeper into the bottom corner.

Man of the Match Atkinson went close to a fourth denied by a good block, but Budleigh had Dance to thank for an equally good stop at the other end saving well with his legs.

Knights tried their hardest to find an equaliser, but Budleigh held firm with Phil Page and Andy Case mopping up in the heart of the defence and Reynolds snapping at every tackle in front of them.

The hard working Mike White was unlucky not to add his name to the score sheet when his rasping shot rattled the cross bar late on.

Budleigh will look to produce a similar result when they host Exeter University on Saturday, but will look to be on their game from the first minute.

East Budleigh Reserves will hope to beat the weather when they travel to Newton St Cyres on Saturday after losing yet another game to the elements at Starcross last week.

0 comments

Other Sport Stories

Yesterday, 18:30
Bowls. Ref: Bowls stock. Picture: Alex Walton

Exmouth’s Madeira Bowling Club is gearing up for the autumn with an open day and indoor bowling coaching.

Read more
Yesterday, 11:21
Football generic picture

East Budleligh warmed for the new football season with a friendly fixture against near neighbours Woodbury who are now managed by former East Budleigh manager Spencer West, writes Mark Auton.

Read more
Yesterday, 11:20
Exmouth RFC's Henry Goldson , who is set to play Centre against an Exeter Chiefs xv this Thursday, 6.45pm kick off

Exmouth are set to come face to face with an England International when an Exeter Chiefs XV travel to the Imperial Ground this Thursday (6.45pm), for a pre-season game being sponsored by Ashfords LLP.

Read more
Yesterday, 11:20
Exeter Falcons action versus Cradley Heethens

Exeter Falcons fans hoping to see their new side in action back on a local track will have to be patient – but a new home is going to be found.

Read more
Yesterday, 11:19
Golf generic picture

Sarah White was the winner of the August stableford at East Devon Golf Club last week, claiming victory over the 92 strong field by two shots, writes Helen Chivers.

Read more
Yesterday, 11:19
Exeter Falcons action versus Cradley Heethens

Exeter Chris Richards Falcons are to be represented at Topsham Fun Day this coming Saturday (August 27).

Read more
Yesterday, 11:18
Cycle speedway Champions
Will & Owen Tidball

Exmouth cycle ace Will Tidball continued his fine season when he won the Under-16 Cycling Championships last national series meeting of the year at Oliver’s Mount Scarborough.

Read more
Yesterday, 11:04

Budleigh Salterton Reserves begin a new Macron Devon and Exeter Football League Division Two season on Saturday (August 27), writes SpursTom.

Read more
Yesterday, 11:01
madeira ladies singles champion Jan Roberts with runner-up, vice-captain Mary Ann Dowrick

The finals of Madeira’s internal competitions were played at the weekend and were much enjoyed by those taking part and those supporting despite the weather turning cooler and at times wetter, writes Jenny Smith.

Read more
Yesterday, 10:59
Cricket

Exmouth had an eye on next season in the game against Torquay on the Maer, which failed to go the distance, writes Conrad Sutcliffe.

Read more

Local Weather

Partly Cloudy

Partly Cloudy

max temp: 20°C

min temp: 17°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

Family Notices 24

Read Online

Image
Read the Exmouth Journal e-edition E-edition

Newsletter Sign Up

Local business directory

Exmouth's trusted business finder


HOT JOBS

Show Job Lists

Find planning applications