Wyatt stars as East Budleigh Reserves see off Honiton Town Reserves

09:23 30 January 2014

East Budleigh Reserves 3, Honiton Town Reserves 0

This was an excellent team display from East Budleigh Reserves who ran out comfortable winners against Honiton last Saturday, writes Mark Auton.

In what were very difficult playing conditions Budleigh played with the wind in the first half and were rewarded with the opening goal in the second minute.

Jack Howarth’s shot looped up off the keepers legs and it was Ben Wilks in the right place to follow in and smash the ball into the net.

Despite the breeze being against them the away side had their moments and after winning a series of corners failed to take their chance.

In the 20th minute Budleigh went close to a second; Howarth’s finely struck corner was touched on by Adam Wheatley for Jack Hocking whose effort was cleared off the line.

With the very next attack Harry Trick won the ball back for Budleigh, played a neat exchange with Howarth who set up Hocking whose shot was held by the Honiton stopper.

The pressure on the visitors goal eventually lead to Budleigh increasing their advantage before the interval. Wilks hit the post from an angle and, when Tom Christian played the ball back in, it was Ben Wyatt who fired the ball into the net.

The second half was a much different game for Budleigh, who found it hard to get out of their own half; Tom Hurley, Wheatley, Rich Wyatt and Gary Western had to work hard as a unit to protect keeper Mark Bown who was called upon to make just a couple of saves.

Honiton’s closest effort came in the 63rd minute when they struck the Budleigh upright.

Alex Manning, Max Tooby and Dan Atkinson all came off the bench for Budleigh and it was the latter who wrapped up the win; Strong play from Ben Wyatt allowed Hocking to pick the ball up and from his cross Manning’s header down was nodded gleefully over the line by Atkinson who beat the Honiton keeper to it, in what seemed like slow motion.

Man of the Match went to Ben Wyatt for another outstanding effort in Budleigh’s midfield engine room.

This Saturday Budleigh make the long journey to neighbours Otterton, whilst the First X1 are at Witheridge in Division 1.

0 comments

Other Sport Stories

Yesterday, 12:48
Wet Wet Wet now appearing at Honiton Football Club. Ref mhsp 0055-01-16SH. Photo Simon Horn

The first Saturday of February was a complete washout across the football and rugby divide in terms of East Devon Clubs.

Read more
Thu, 12:32
The Cockles post match after the win at Hornets

Speaking after the win at Hornets, Cockles coach Jon Hill, sponsored by Fever, Boutique & Kukui said: “This was a most pleasing victory away from home in very difficult conditions.

Read more
Thu, 10:00
Neil King with his award at Exe SC

Despite it being the middle of winter there’s plenty happening at Exe Sailing Club on and off the water, writes Rex Frost.

Read more
Thu, 09:59
Swimming pool

Exmouth Swimming and Life Saving Society held their annual Presentation evening on the final Thursday of January at Withycombe Rugby Club, writes Ian Lang.

Read more
Thu, 09:58
Golf generic picture

Three clubs and a putter was the competition played at East Devon on Saturday, writes Paul Willoughby.

Read more
Thu, 09:58
Madeira ladies’,Dee Williams, Brenda Marks, Catherine King, Joy Penberthy, winners of the Torbay tournament

While it may have been the wildest, wettest and windiest January for some years, the joy of indoor bowls is that the weather is never going to be a problem, writes Jude Latta.

Read more
Thu, 09:58

Budleigh bowlers have managed to continue to see action despite many sports being savaged by the weather.

Read more
Thu, 09:54
Football generic picture

Brixington Blues Under-15s were 5-2 winners when they journeyed to Dawlish for their latest Exeter and District Youth League match.

Read more
Thu, 09:54
Football generic picture

Budleigh Salterton Reserves bagged an excellent point when they shared four goals with Fresha League Division One promotion chasing Upottery, writes SpursTom.

Read more
Thu, 09:54

After another blank weekend for Town with their reserves fixture on Saturday also cancelled Town will be hoping that their scheduled game at Newquay this Saturday goes ahead as planned, writes John Dibsdall.

Read more

Local Weather

Partly Cloudy

Partly Cloudy

max temp: 8°C

min temp: 3°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

Local business directory

Exmouth's trusted business finder


HOT JOBS

Show Job Lists

Find planning applications