Budleigh beaten by clinical lExmouth Town
PUBLISHED: 21:12 28 December 2011
The Boxing Day derby at Greenway Lane attracted a bumper crowd of about 200 to see the visitors grab three more points thanks to a convincing 5–0 victory, writes Alan Beer.
Although the first 20 minutes produced some good end to end football, neither keeper was called into action.
On the half hour Jack Greenslade had the best chance of the opening exchanges but shot just wide from 20 yards.
The visitors responded and took the lead just eight minutes later.
A shot from Andrew Jones was tipped over the bar by home keeper Adrian Pullin, the resulting corner fell for Mark Simic to score with a powerful header.
On the stroke of half time the visitors increased their lead when Kyle Bassett curled in a shot from 20 yards.
Five minutes after the re-start the Robins went close when a long free kick from James Nicholls was headed just wide by Mark Lever.
On 70 minutes the Robins defence failed clear a loose ball and Simic took the chance to shoot. His initial shot was blocked by Pullin but the ball rebounded kindly for Simic to score at the second attempt.
Budleigh again went close when Tim Nield crossed long to the far post only for Greenslade to volley just wide.
With the hosts pressing forward they were caught on the break with Bassett curling in another long range shot.
The fifth and final goal came in the last minute via Dave O’Connor.
Budleigh Salterton team: Pullin, Pallett, Nicholls, Nield, Hancock, Bradshaw, Lever, Carr, Turner, Greenslade, D Williams. Subs Pidgeon and Bird (both played).