Walker nets late on to seal magnificent win for Budleigh Under-15s

22:22 27 February 2013

Budleigh Salterton versus Galmpton action

Budleigh Salterton versus Galmpton action

Copyright: I Hitchcock

On a bitterly cold Saturday morning in Feniton, Budleigh Salterton’s Josh Mingo went from villain to hero in the only match played in the Under-15 Division Two of the Exeter and District Youth League, writes SpursTom.

The Robins, hindered by injuries, travelled to the table toppers to face a team who had won 75 per cent of the league matches contested.

Surprisingly it was the visitors who come out of the block fastest, pushing the hosts onto the back foot forcing them to defend several corners.

For the Robins Ewan Anderson was having a very good first half causing problems down the right. On 31 minutes Feniton’s keeper pulled off a smart save before he was beaten minutes later by a misdirected header from a defender for an own goal.

Within two minutes the score was doubled, Anderson crossing for Joe Walker to send Budleigh into the break with a two goal advantage.

Kicking downhill and with a slight wind behind them, the division leaders came more into the game, but within six minutes they fell further behind with Owen Cresswell capitalizing on another centre by Anderson.

The home team responded immediately blasting a good chance over the bar, but kept coming forward at every opportunity, one of these led to a penalty, Josh Mingo having handled in the area, and up stepped Josh Tree to convert successfully.

Fifteen minutes later it was game on as Angus Meadows further reduced the deficit to 3-2.

Budleigh, to their credit did not let their heads drop by this setback because within minutes they regained their two goal advantage.

Josh Mingo atoned for his earlier error becoming the hero with a defence-splitting pass for Joe Walker to score his second and Budleigh’s fourth and with it a somewhat surprising but well deserved 4–2 away victory.

Though some players stood out more than others, in the end it was all down to a fine team performance.

Mr Rob Thorne, who officiated in the middle, had an excellent game, using common sense where necessary, and he controlled proceedings exceptionally well.

0 comments

Other Sport Stories

17:51
Celebrations as the Exmouth Cockles win the Devon Cup Final beating visitors Brixham 31 points to 25. Ref exsp 18-16SH 2231. Picture: Simon Horn.

Exmouth 31 Brixham 25

Read more
11:49
Budleigh Salterton Croquet Club Bridge Section Tuesday Duplicate winners Peter and Jackie Hardcastle with chairman Maureen Smith.

Budleigh Salterton Croquet Club Bridge Section held their Annual General Meeting last week.

Read more
11:48
Exe SCs Exehibitionist in full flight off Exmouth

The past week was another lively one for all at Exe SC, writes Rex Frost.

Read more
11:24
Regatta action off Exmouth

Don’t miss the chance to try sailing in this Olympic year when RYA Push the Boat Out returns from May 14 to 22.

Read more
Yesterday, 17:38

Exmouth Town entertain title-chasing Bodmin Town (3pm) looking to build on their excellent midweek win at Cullompton, writes Steve Birley.

Read more
Yesterday, 11:56
Gliders ready to take to the skies to enjoy some of the best weather conditions to date for members of the Devon and Somerset Gliding Club

Devon and Somerset Gliding Club members were able to enjoy some of the beat weather to date this year last weekend and the cross-country pilots, in particular, made the most of it, writes Jill Harmer.

Read more
Yesterday, 10:31
P1055-10-10TI Point 2 Point at OSM.; photo Terry Ife

The curtain comes down on Exeter’s season next Tuesday (May 3) when the winner of the prestigious intermediate point-to-point final will be crowned, writes Donna Harris.

Read more
Yesterday, 08:25
Withycombe versus Pirates action

Withycombe entertain Falmouth tomorrow (April 30) looking for a win in their last outing before Twickenham, writes Conrad Sutcliffe.

Read more
Yesterday, 08:11

Exmouth Colts beat Topsham 27-20 on Exeter’s Sandy Park ground to win the Devon Colts Shield.

Read more
Yesterday, 08:06
rugby

Withycombe Under 12`s were part of a large group of players and supporters that enjoyed a fantastic and successful tour to Bude last weekend.

Read more

Local Weather

Partly Cloudy

Partly Cloudy

max temp: 12°C

min temp: 4°C

Most Read Sport

Great British Life

Great British Life

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