Budleigh exit Graddon Vending Devon Premier Cup at hands of South Devon League Watcombe Wanderers

PUBLISHED: 21:06 06 November 2013 | UPDATED: 21:06 06 November 2013

Budleigh Salterton 0, Watcombe Wanderers 1

The Robins went out of the Graddon Vending Devon premier Cup at the second round stage, beaten by the unbeaten South Devon League Premier Division visitors, writes Alan Beer.

The visitors, last years South Devon league Division One champions, have made a flying star t this season and have now won all seven of their league and cup outings keeping five clean sheets whilst scoring 35 goals!

A goal less first half saw the Robins fail to take advantage of the strong wind at their backs and the opportunity to test the visiting keeper by shooting from outside the box. Neither side created a chance to score until on 34 minutes when a Danny Williams cross to the far post saw George Pannell head just wide from close range.

Just before the break Mark Lever floated in a cross from the left hand side which came back off the cross bar. The ball struck the keeper and bounced away for a corner.

Fifteen minutes into the second half the visitors missed a chance to take the lead when Taimak Wilson headed wide from close range. The Robins were reduced to 10 men when Josh Hill was shown a straight red shortly after coming on as a substitute.

The visitors then exploited the windy conditions and a long throw set up Peter Summerfield with a through ball which he guided past Jordan Hockold to open the scoring.

The Robins missed the chance to force extra-time when Jack Greenslade found a way through the visiting defence only to fire into the side netting.

Saturday sees the Robins return to SWP League Eastern Division action with a trip to Appledore (2.15pm).

The North Devon side will start the game sixth in the table, six places and eight points better off than the Greenway Lane men.

Budleigh team: Hockhold, Wright (Hill), Carr, Everest, Pallet, Demetre (L Pollard), Lever, Pannell, Shipton (Bochenski), Williams, Greenslade. Sub not used A Pollard.

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