Budleigh beaten by two late goals at Okehampton

PUBLISHED: 12:47 18 September 2014 | UPDATED: 12:47 18 September 2014

Budleigh Salterton were masters of their own downfall as they slipped to a 2-0 defeat at Okehampton, writes Alan Beer.

The Robins had spurned a succession of scoring opportunities long before the home side struck twice inside the final ten minutes to bank the points.

The first half of the game saw Budleigh as the dominant force. However, as positive as their approach play was they were unable to match endeavour and industry with finishing.

Player-boss Danny Williams was twice presented with chances and Reece Stevens struck the side netting when well placed.

Three minutes into the second half Stevens was given another excellent opportunity to work the glovesman after good approach play from Jack Greenslade, but again he hit the side netting.

Arguably the best of all the chances fell to Williams on the hour mark when he shot wide from six-yards.

With ten minutes remaining those missed opportunities returned to haunt the Robins as Okehampton broke the deadlock when the much-travelled Roger Bonaparte provided the assist for Ollie Crimmins to net. Six minutes later it was all over when substitute Dean Jones struck.

Budleigh will be looking to get back to winning ways on Saturday when they visit St Martins for a Walter Parsons Cup tie. Hugo Demetre and Callum Shipton who both missed the Okehampton game, are hoping to have recovered from injury to make the trip to Exminster (2.30pm).


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