Busy week with mixed fortunes for East Budleigh Reserves
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East Budleigh Reserves 1, Priory 3 East Budleigh Reserves 5, Amory 3 It was another busy week for East Budleigh Reserves who went down 3-1 on Wednesday to Priory fielding a scratch side of just the bare eleven players, writes Mark Auton.
Two down at half-time it was always going to be a struggle and especially with the away side adding a third just after the re-start.
Budleigh battled bravely and it was Dan Atkinson that set up Ryan Britton to score Budleigh’s consolation.
For Budleigh Gary Western worked tirelessly.
On Saturday Budleigh took a superb three points from Amory Argyle in what was an all action eight goal thriller.
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Britton gave Budleigh the perfect start when the Amory stopper failed to hold his early shot and the lead was doubled by the 16th minute.
Things got even better for Budleigh seven minutes later when a push in the area gave Budleigh a penalty from which Adam Jones made it three.
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Darren Everest saw his sweetly struck shot well saved, before the visitors pulled one back.
Budleigh keeper Mark Bown was suddenly under attack and he was forced into two further saves and in what was an end to end half their was still time for Tom Christian to strike the bar.
The away side were always in the game and hit the woodwork twice themselves but it was Budleigh who restored their three goal cushion in the 63rd minute; A long throw from Jones found its way to Everest whose slide rule finish made it 4-1.
Five minutes late Britton added his second and Budleigh’s fifth with a neat finish, before a late flourish from Amory saw them narrow the gap to two.
For Budleigh Mark Bown was voted Man of the Match.
On Wednesday, May 22, Budleigh take on Tipton in the semi-final of the Golesworthy Cup at Ottery St Mary (7pm).