Boss Williams nets as Budleigh Salterton see off the Vikings at Greenway Lane
PUBLISHED: 11:28 22 December 2011
Copyright: I Hitchcock
Budleigh Salterton came from behind to secure a 2-1 victory in their East Devon derby meeting at home to Sidmouth Town.
There was a familiar sight for the Greenway Lane faithful about the way the visiting side opened the scoring.
In the 15th minute Pete Grover bagged the opening goal of the game against his former team-mates!
It took just eight minuites for parity to be restored when a lightning-quick left wing raid led by Jack Greenslade ended with his cross being turned home by Darren Carr.
There was a scare for the Robins just before the interval when goalkeeper Adi Pullin was penalised for a handball offence on the edge of his area.
A quickly taken free-kick found the back of the net but the match official ordered the set peice to be re-taken and this time the bal was cleared.
Pullin then produced an excellent save after the break to deny the visitors when he raced from his goal to deny Andrew Thompson.
The winning goal came with twenty minutes remaining, and once again it was master marksman Danny Williams who applied the finish.
The Robins player-boss executed a delightful chip that sailed over the Sidmouth keeper from almost 30-yards.
Tim Neild was the inspiration behind the Robins success, their seventh of the season and the three points lifts them up to eleventh in the table, and next it’s the Boxing Day derby with Exmouth Town.