Woodbury power back before going out of cup at Colaton Raleigh

16:52 17 October 2012

Boca Seniors drew 1-1 with Torridgeside at the Tarka Tennis Centre on Saturday.

Boca Seniors drew 1-1 with Torridgeside at the Tarka Tennis Centre on Saturday.


Colaton Raleigh 5, Woodbury 2

Woodbury made the short trip to Colaton Raleigh for a Bill Slee Cup tie.

The Woods pre-match planning was hamstrung by the withdrawal, on the morning of then match, of two players.

They then shipped three goals inside ten minutes to leave themselves a mountain to climb!

However, this Woodbury outfit this season is laden with character and they showed it again as they gradually gained a foothold in the game.

Craig Leaman struck first and then Richard Hill scored a superb goal to make it 3-2 at half-time.

After then break it was Woodbury who enjoyed the better of things and they could have been level had a Ryan Smith shot not taken a deflection and fizzed just past an upright.

The game swung fro end to end and the crucial first goal of the second half fell to the home side who then added a late fifth to seal victory.

Woods boss Adam Reid said: “I am pleased with what the lads produced. Given the circumstance and the heavy pitch it was a good effort. Looking around the lads before the match I felt one or two looked as if they needed a rest whilst Jonny Killick gallantly went on as a substitute despite clearly not being anywhere near fit for the task!

We’ll have to shuffle the pack for the game this weekend, but we are also going to be boosted with the return of a couple of players who missed this game.”

On Saturday Woodbury are set to face Exmouth Amateurs and that means Woods’ Wayne Rowsell facing his former team mates!


Other Sport Stories

Exmouth action at Cleve Picture by Jan McCarthy

Exmouth were 22-21 winners at Cleve thanks to a superb second half display.

Read more
Yesterday, 16:26
Local derby action between the under twelve teams of Brixington Blues and Exmouth United at Withycombe Common on Saturday. Ref exsp 5201-45-15SH. Picture: Simon Horn.

Local youth football derby in pictures.

Read more
Yesterday, 16:20
Madeira action (left to right); Tim Bevan, Millie Powell, Janet Allen, Bill Rainton and Penny Preece.

It was the turn of Catherine King and Jan Roberts to provide Madeira excitement at the national ladies’ pair’ championship, writes Jude Latta.

Read more
Yesterday, 16:17
Short mat bowls generic picture

There was another busy week of action in the East Devon Short Mat Bowls League last week, writes Caroline Pavey.

Read more
Saturday, November 21, 2015
James Vidler (left) is welcomed to Exmouth RFC by sponsor Nigel Bolt of Stalite Signs.

Australian back three player James Vidler has signed for Exmouth RFC and is being sponsored by Stalite Signs.

Read more
Friday, November 20, 2015

Withycombe Under-12s secured a tremendous double victory when they travelled to Cullompton.

Read more
Friday, November 20, 2015
golf generic picture

We now move into the period of winter competitions, eclectic and knockouts, synonimous with the winter period, writes John Bridgman.

Read more
Friday, November 20, 2015
Swimming pool

A total of eight Exmouth Swimmers travelled to the Exe Valley Leisure Centre for the ninth annual Tiverton Sparkler Meet, and came away with 10 medals and 14 personal bests, writes Marcus Allen.

Read more
Thursday, November 19, 2015
Joy Penberthy in action for Madeira

Madeira Ladies have been doing the club proud again, this past week, writes Jude Latta.

Read more

Local Weather



max temp: 11°C

min temp: 9°C

Most Read Sport

Great British Life

Great British Life

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

Local business directory

Exmouth's trusted business finder

Search for a job in Exmouth

Find planning applications