Budleigh ladies’ knocked out of Devon Cup after fabulous game with Premier Division Ilfracombe

PUBLISHED: 10:11 28 November 2013 | UPDATED: 10:11 28 November 2013


Budleigh Salterton Ladies faced their toughest test so far this season, welcoming and taking on Premier Division outfit Ilfracombe Town Ladies in the Quarter final of the Devon County Women’s Supplementary Cup, writes SpursTom.

The match started at a pulsating pace by the hosts who was denied by visiting goalkeeper as they forced several corners within the first 5 minutes, only to be hit by a breakaway goal against the run of play, rubbing salt into the wound the goal scorer was ex Budleigh player Keeley Coates (0-1). The Robinettes kept pressing, led by the marauding runs and crosses from the left by Molly Jacobs, who too was unlucky with a header. Ilfracombe held firm until the 29th minute when another run and cross again from the left resulted in an own goal for 1-1. The remaining five minutes of the half was an exact replay of the start, following more home corners, they were hit on the break and a brace for Keeley Coates.

The second period reminded you of two boxers trading punches in the middle of the ring, neither giving in, both teams will feel battered and bruised, but there was never any malice as they battled away.

Budleigh came closest to scoring, however in the way stood the player of the match central defender Kirsty Quarterly whose team mates will be very happy for surviving. Budleigh’s newly appointed Assistant Manager Chris Pusey though disappointed with the result, was full of praise for the hard work and effort which deserved more (even extra time).

BSLFC squad: Kath Binmore, Bethany Acca, Kelly Bowring, Chelcey Greasley, Kathryn Parsley, Haylee Pannell, Stacey Rogers, Molly Jacobs, Lucy Burch, Abby Yokun, Celine White, Dominie Weeks and Olivia Young.

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