Late blows hit battling Budleigh Salterton Under-15s

19:23 06 March 2013

Seaton 2nds were away to Exmouth Ammies 2nds at the weekend. Picture by Alex Walton. Ref mhsp 3038-06-13AW. To order your copy of this photograph, go to and click on myphotos24

Seaton 2nds were away to Exmouth Ammies 2nds at the weekend. Picture by Alex Walton. Ref mhsp 3038-06-13AW. To order your copy of this photograph, go to and click on myphotos24


Budleigh 0, Crediton Saints 3

The Robins were missing a quarter of their usual match day squad, not the ideal way to tackle a side that had been beaten just twice in their eleven league outings this term, writes SpursTom.

The visitors were quickly into their stride and it was only a truly brilliant one handed save from Scott Bochenski that denied them an early advantage. It took a while before the Robins woke up, but when they did they gave as good as they got, and were unlucky on 15 minutes when, from a Daniel Swain pass, a good run and shot from Tom Rockey flashed across the goal.

A period of home pressure followed, but once again the visitors should have taken the lead, a defensive error presented a golden opportunity, which was not taken.

Neither side could find the target as a very evenly contested first half ended goal-less.

The second period commenced at a furious pace with both sides forcing corners within moments of each other, as the half progressed chances were missed at both ends, plus the keepers were giving splendid performances. Alas, tragedy occurred for the Robins when Owen Cresswell, who was having one of his best games, got injured reducing his team down to 10-men. The Saints seized control and finally broke the deadlock with about seven minutes remaining, Hayden Hill slotting home. The moment of the match came three minutes later when Budleigh were awarded a free kick just outside the box and Joe Taylor kept his shot low and hard, but Saints goal keeper Kye Fowler suddenly flung himself to his left as the ball bounced and somehow fisted it away to safety. It inspired his team-mates and, within minutes, Tom Burrows doubled their lead. In added time Hayden Hill added the third.

For the Robins it may have been a disappointing result, but there was no shame losing to the side looking most likely to end the season as league champions.

I must mention the referee Mr Phil Bialyk, who I believed handled potential situations very well indeed and kept the game flowing.

Budleigh are looking to add to the squad, and although new members will not be able to play on Saturday, any interested players would be welcome at their training session at the club at 6.15pm at Greenway Lane tonight (Thursday) with your parent/guardian.


Other Sport Stories


Exmouth Amateurs Reserves were 6-3 winners of an end-to-end contest on their visit to Culm United, writes Adam Miller.

Read more

The Captain’s Challenge was played at East Devon on Saturday, writes Paul Willoughby.

Read more

Exmouth Amateurs thirds were unfortunate not to take something from their meeting with table-topping Witheridge thirds, with the visitors taking the points with a late goal to win by the odd goal, in three.

Read more

Exmouth head coach Jon Hill was naturally delighted that the Cockles had finally got a National Two (S) win under their belts this season.

Read more
Yesterday, 20:49

Exmouth finally ended the run without a National Two (S) success as they bagged a bonus point victory, beating fellow strugglers Barnstaple 38-20 at the Imperial Ground.

Read more
Yesterday, 10:57

Both Madeira ladies and men were involved in first rounds of national competitions last week, writes Jude Latta.

Read more
Yesterday, 09:58

Exmouth Cougars won a thrilling encounter with Assent, eventually securing a 34-31 victory.

Read more
Thursday, October 20, 2016

Exmouth Cricket Clubs trio of talented teenagers selected to travel to South Africa early next year with Devon Youth Cricket Development squad are collectively so grateful to all the assistance they have had from Exmouth CC during the early stages of their cricketing careers.

Read more
Thursday, October 20, 2016

Sidmouth and East Devon Fencing Club junior fencers confirmed their reputation for technique, tactics and fitness by returning from the Devon Junior Foil Championships this year with a haul of 10 medals of which five were gold.

Read more
Thursday, October 20, 2016

Budleigh ladies and Seaton ladies were unable to breech the others defence as their Westward Developments Women’s League Division One meeting ended 0-0, writes SpursTom.

Read more

Local Weather

Partly Cloudy

Partly Cloudy

max temp: 15°C

min temp: 9°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

Local business directory

Exmouth's trusted business finder

Show Job Lists

Find planning applications