Mortimore nets debut goal to bring East Budleigh Reserves three points

11:53 27 February 2014

East Budleigh Reserves 1, Topsham Town Thirds 0

The beautiful game returned to Vicarage Road East Budleigh last Saturday with another superbly prepared playing surface for the two teams, writes Mark Auton.

Unfortunately the first half did not live up to its billing with the lack of match play easy to see as chances very sparse at both ends.

Thankfully for Budleigh, Damien Mortimore provided a piece of magic from the bench, and, on debut, to seal an important three points against the team who sat third in the league before kick-off.

In the first half a couple of early corners for the away side saw Rich Wyatt head off the line, but the talking point of the first period came after a quarter of an hour.

Ben Wyatt’s ball over the visiting defence was picked up by the run of Dan Atkinson who was met by an oncoming keeper who proceeded to clips his legs after going past him; Only a free-kick was awarded with the Topsham stopper very fortunate to not even receive a booking after denying a goal scoring opportunity

For the remainder of the half Harry Trick tried his best from the midfield to drive his side forward, whilst Atkinson did his best upfront, but the sides went in at the break scoreless

The second half was much better; Ben Wilks found himself in a fine position as an opposing defender miss-kicked but hit his effort wide, before Budleigh made a match winning treble change with Joe Rosser, Rich Pratt and Mortimore all joining the action.

The breakthrough came on the hour when the latter, five minutes into his first game picked up the ball in the Topsham area before showing some tidy footwork to dink the ball past the keeper and into the net.

This lifted the atmosphere and Budleigh themselves; Ben Wyatt saw his shot blocked, whilst Trick had a shot charged down.

Topsham tried their best in the final quarter, but Budleigh keeper Mark Bown dealt competently with what was thrown at him, ably assisted by his defence of Player Manager Colin Jeans, Adam Wheatley, Gary Western and Man of the Match Rich Wyatt.

This Saturday Budleigh visit Silverton in search of a similar outcome. The first eleven will hope to return to action with a victory when they make the trip to Cullompton for their Division 1 encounter.

0 comments

Other Sport Stories

Thu, 20:50
Bowls

With many matches cancelled due to the heavy rain, the Budleigh ladies have played two of their Over-50s League games, both against Heavitree, obtaining the maximum of six points in both games.

Read more
Thu, 20:48
Cricket - generic picture

The final league game of the season for Topsham St James was perhaps a little fortunate not to fall victim to the weather and the Saints were able to see off Buckland Monachorum and complete the double over the South West Devon side.

Read more
Thu, 20:48

Budleigh Salterton Cricket Club bring the curtain down on their season with a number of activities this weekend.

Read more
Thu, 20:47

Budleigh’s Tolchards League A Division promotion hopes were finally ended on the penultimate Saturday of the season as they were beaten by 81 runs at Sandford while rivals Cornwood were winning with something to spare at Bradninch.

Read more
Thu, 20:46
Football goalnet. Ref shsp 7216-33-15SH. Picture: Simon Horn

Exmouth Spartans made a superb start to life in the Fresha League Division Eight with a 5-1 win over Stoke Arms United at Warren View.

Read more
Thu, 20:45
Bowls

It has been a good week for the Madeira ladies. In the National Topclub, the Madeira ladies successfully won their game against Leamington Spa at Olveston, writes Mary Ann Dowrick.

Read more
Thu, 20:45
Bowls

The Evans Cup is an event played annually at Budleigh Salterton Croquet Club Bowls Section and the recent inclement weather held off to allow for a most entertaining and competitive day for all who were present for a well-supported day.

Read more
Thu, 20:44
Golf generic picture

The Cobbett Cup and the monthly Stableford were the targets aimed for on Saturday, writes Paul Willoughby.

Read more
Thu, 20:44
Rugby

The rugby club are planning to build on the successful introduction of girls rugby last season, writes Terry O’Brien.

Read more
Thu, 20:43
Football generic picture

A new-look Exmouth Amateurs launched their Fresha League Division One campaign with a single goal clean sheet success over Alphington at Warren View.

Read more

Local Weather

Partly Cloudy

Partly Cloudy

max temp: 16°C

min temp: 13°C

Most Read Sport

Great British Life


Great British Life

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

Family Notices 24

Digital Edition

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


Exmouth's trusted business finder