Harris fires Budleigh into last four of the Morrison Bell Cup

PUBLISHED: 10:09 08 March 2018

Football on pitch

Football on pitch

(c) Image Source

Budleigh Salterton were 2-1 winners over Macron Devon and Exeter League Premier Division high fliers Cronies, beating the Topsham-based side 2-1 in a Morrison Bell Cup tie under the Greenway Lane floodlights, writes Alan Beer.

The pair had met earlier this season in a Devon Premier Cup tie – again at Greenway Lane – and, with Cronies the cup holders following their success at the end of last season, the Robins put them out by winning that game 2-1.

The early exchanges were of good quality and the action was end-to-end until the deadlock was broken in the 18th minute.

Matt Dawson was felled in the area and referee Harry Chambers – who had a fine game – pointed to the spot, and Dawson drilled the ball home to put Budleigh into a 1-0 lead.

There was a glorious chance for the Robins to double their lead in the 35th minute when leading scorer Jordan Harris raced clear from just inside his own half, but in a one-on-one with the Cronies glovesman it was the visiting player who came out on top!

Five minutes later Harris was again in the thick of the action and, when he was hauled down on the edge of the area, Dawson rifled the free-kick fractionally over the bar.

Twenty minutes into the second half, Cronies won a succession of corners and, from the third, Liam Carey headed home at the far post to restore parity.

Minutes later the visitors were reduced to 10 men when one of their number spoke out of turn and was issued with a straight red card. Budleigh took full advantage of having an extra man and it was no more than they deserved when, with 10 minutes remaining, James Sharkey, who had come on in the second half for Luke Iddon, did well down the left before crossing for Harris to thump home the winner.

0 comments

Welcome , please leave your message below.

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

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

07:48

The close rivalry between Budleigh Salterton Reserves and East Budleigh First team resumed after a few years, with the two teams this season contesting for points in the Macron Devon and Exeter League Division Three, writes SpursTom.

Read more
Yesterday, 17:56

Exmouth Town are through to the second round of the FA Vase following a very hard earned victory over a gritty and resilient Elburton Villa, writes John Dibsdall.

Read more
Yesterday, 11:54

The big news coming out of Millwey Rise on the second Saturday of October was not that team suffered a narrow 3-2 defeat at Alphington, but instead, it was the encouraging news that prolific striker Levi Hoole is back in Rise colours – he made his first appearance for the club in almost two years in the fixture, writes Dick Sturch.

Read more
Yesterday, 11:06

Brixington Blues Under-14s were in superb form when they travelled to Cullompton Rangers for an Exeter and District Youth League match that the Blues on 8-1.

Read more
Yesterday, 11:05

The Exmouth Snooker League is up and running and with defending champions Conservative Club opening their campaign with two surprising 4-1 defeats.

Read more
Saturday, October 13, 2018

Exmouth Town are into the last 64 of the FA Vase after a 2-0 Southern Road win over fellow SWP League top flight side Elburton Villa.

Read more
Friday, October 12, 2018

It’s another massive weekend for Exmouth Town with the highlight being the Southern Road men’s first team bidding to continue their FA Vase journey and reach the last 64 of the competition.

Read more
Friday, October 12, 2018

Exmouth United Under-9s continued their superb unbeaten start to the new season with two wins in matches against teams from Tiverton-based Moors, writes Damian Prouse.

Read more
Friday, October 12, 2018

It may not be everyone’s idea of a siblings’ day out but, having myself enjoyed the pleasure of a siblings race, I can understand the attraction, writes Cathy Newman.

Read more
Friday, October 12, 2018

A solitary 10th minute strike from Jack Hocking was enough to give East Budleigh Reserves a 1-0 home win over Village Inn, writes Mark Auton.

Read more

Local Weather

Rain

Rain

max temp: 12°C

min temp: 11°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

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

Our Privacy Policy



Show Job Lists

Find planning applications