Budleigh Reserves lose final league game of the season
PUBLISHED: 11:25 24 April 2019 | UPDATED: 11:26 24 April 2019
The Blue Jays of East Budleigh welcomed their near neighbours, the Red Robins of Budleigh Salterton Reserves to Vicarage Road for a Macron league Division Three evening encounter that the home side won 2-0, writes SpursTom.
Attacking football was the order of the day from the kick-off. Surprisingly the only goal of the first half came in the 33rd minute from a cross by Matthew Jones which evaded everyone and dipped into the goal to put East Budleigh ahead. It was just reward for the home side who, throughout the first 45 minutes, served up the more-organised team display.
The second period was just as competitive - like a local derby should be! Jacob Rice doubled the Blue Jays advantage with a cool finish in the 67th minute was followed by a masterful performance from home goalkeeper Dean Rawlings, that rightly earned the glovesman the home team's Man of the Match award. What also did not help the Budleigh cause was player-manager Gareth Davies, the only member of his squad with a 100 per cent appearance record of 27 games this term, getting himself sent to the sin bin for 10 minutes for dissent!
East Budleigh, for whom midfielders Liam West and Hugo Demetre and defender Darren Everest, also did well, deserved to bank the points.
For Budleigh Salterton, Colin Dougall, Matt Tett, Sam Glanvill-Ford and, in particular Achref Ghanmi, put in a good shift.
Blue Jays: Dean Rawlings, Darren Everest, Matthew Jones, Stephen Hitchcock, Daniel Reynolds, Jacob Rice, Tom Chudley, Hugo Demetre, Liam West, Liam Mathews, Jack Howarth, Adam Jones, Dan Atkinson and Ben Wiltshire.
Red Robins: Simon Savage, Matt Tett, Sam Glanvill-Ford, Alex Manning, Colin Dougal, Achref Ghanmi, George Pannell, Guy Laverock, Mark Tett, Luke Smith, Gareth Davies, James Leaper and Gareth Morrey.