Budleigh ladies end season in disappointing fashion

PUBLISHED: 17:00 16 April 2015 | UPDATED: 17:00 16 April 2015

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Budleigh Ladies first season in the Premier Division came to a disappointing conclusion with this 7-1 defeat by third placed Feniton Ladies, writes SpursTom.

Having been let down by two players, they arrived with 12 and then lost their skipper through injury with less than a minute gone. They started well with the returning Lucy Richardson going close more than once. Feniton were causing problems down both flanks leading to a two goal advantage. On the stroke of half time the Robinettes were awarded a free kick, an Abby Yukon specialty left the home keeper helpless and Feniton went into the break with a narrow 2-1 advantage.

In the second half, as tiredness crept into Budleigh’s play, the hosts took full advantage by adding a further five goals to record a comprehensive 7-1 victory. The Feniton goals were scored by Jan Richards (4), with one each from Nadine Johns, Eloise Cresswell and Stefanie Matthews.

After last season’s euphoria of winning the Division One Championship, it was hoped that Budleigh Ladies, with added recruits, might have consolidated a mid-table position in the Premier Division. However, the expected commitment and dedication from certain players was missing, especially with regards to training, a factor which lead towards the assistant manager giving up the post.

If the club wish the team to continue they need to go about recruiting with immediate effect.

There must be ladies of 16 years of age and above in East Devon wanting to play and it is hoped they’ll get in touch with the club so we can see this particular section grow and prosper.

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