The game of the weekend in East Devon, probably the whole of the South West, featured 12 goals and an extraordinary first-half of drama, writes Spurs Tom.

In Division 3 of the Devon & Exeter League, Budleigh Salterton 2nds eventually emerged as 7-5 victors over Sidmouth Town 3rds, with the half-time score an incredible 5-4 to the hosts.

John Buckland started the Budleigh fun on five minutes, Joe Walker made it 2-0 before Mark Hadley reduced the arrears. Connor Howe scored for Budleigh, Frank Long replied for Sidmouth.

The visiting Vikings grabbed two more before the half-hour, both through Freddie Roberts, but back came Budleigh to lead at the break. Walker got his second and Jack Manning made it 5-4 with a screamer.

And breathe, not likely! Paul Barnes made it 6-4, Will Pulman pulled one back but Barnes had the final say for a 7-5 Budleigh win, and brilliant fun.

After such incredible drama on the Saturday, Budleigh Salterton Women also served up an entertaining game on Sunday, as they secured a second league win with a 3-0 defeat of Bradworthy Women.

Becky Long broke the deadlock with a penalty on 36 minutes and a Kelsey Salter strike doubled the advantage before half-time. Bradworthy defended stoutly after the break and the Robinettes had to wait until the dying embers to add a third, Salter slotting her second of the day.

In the Devon Football League, Budleigh Salterton 1sts were left frustrated by a 3-2 loss at Newtown, writes Alan Beer.

The Robins conceded two goals from defensive errors, starting with a failed clearance that was tucked away by Billy Turl, via a deflection. Newtown extended their lead three minutes later, when an initial save from Luke Burns fell into the path of Anthony Bowen to score.

Budleigh were back in the game just before half-time, Oscar Walsh cutting inside to finish with ease, but Newtown restored their cushion with Cory O’Donoghue finding room at the near post to lead 3-1.

More good work from Walsh set up a tense finish, as his angled shot was parried by the ‘keeper and Morgan Pearce snapped up the rebound. Budleigh pressed for an equaliser, which they probably deserved, but the home side held on for maximum points.