Wednesday, February 20, 2013
CW Dynamos 3, Budleigh Salterton 2
Budleigh Salterton Under-15s Russel Williams had knee surgery last week, and his presence was surely missed in a match which commenced in very misty conditions, writes SpursTom.
CW Dynamos were the liveliest outfit in the early stages, and though the visitors looked cold starters they defended in mass and kept the hosts at bay until Callum Pringle broke the deadlock on 19 minutes.
With the progression of play Budleigh began to wake up and created and wasted several chances before Joe Walker played a good ball to his strike partner Joe Taylor for the equalizer, he could have had another, but was off target, approaching the interval.
Bright sunshine greeted us all for the re-start, and with it the players produced a very competitive and entertaining second half, full credit to them for the pitch became heavier and energy sapping as time went by.
CWD regained the lead (Pringle again), but seven minutes later Ewan Anderson coolly lobbed the keeper to keep it all evenly balanced.
There were some very anxious minutes as two players collided and fell whilst tackling each other, with both needing lengthy treatment.
Neither of them were able to continue playing and were withdrawn, but thankfully Dynamos’ Daniel Libretto and Budleigh’s Brett Lines did not look like they had broken any bones.
As we entered the added minutes for injury time of a very good game in which the official in the middle was excellent, no one deserved to be on the losing side, but alas in the final minutes Pringle used his strength and fitness, won the ball strode forward, winning it for the hosts whilst completing his hat-trick. The anguish was there to see on the Budleigh players faces as the referee blew the whistle, going down 2 - 3.