Budleigh Reserves so unfortunate in Hatherleigh defeat

PUBLISHED: 11:18 21 November 2012

Budleigh's Spurs Tom. Photo by Simon Horn. Ref exsp 9745-45-12SH To order your copy of this photograph go to www.exmouthjournal.co.uk and click on MyPhotos24.

Budleigh's Spurs Tom. Photo by Simon Horn. Ref exsp 9745-45-12SH To order your copy of this photograph go to www.exmouthjournal.co.uk and click on MyPhotos24.

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Hatherleigh Town 3, Budleigh Reserves 1

There is the old football cliché "when you are at the wrong end of the table, you don't always get the breaks", writes SpursTom.

With the game barely ten seconds old a rasping shot from Josh Hill rebounded off a post.

The Robins did take the lead after ten minutes. Jack Greenslade’s strike was parried by the keeper, and following up was Callum Shipton to neatly tuck the ball home.

The Robins were convinced they had doubled their advantage when a Mike Pidgeon header hit the underside of the bar and bounced over the goal line, but to everyone’s amazement the referee waved play on!

To make matters worse the home side went on the attack, their player went down when tackled by two defenders, and a penalty was given and converted.

The quagmire of a pitch got boggier as the match progressed, which maybe not surprisingly seemed to favour the home side as they adapted to the condition better, and it was them who took the lead on 70 minutes, and added their third six minutes later to consign the Robins to an undeserved 3-1 reversal.

Carl Wilson returning after a lengthy absence was named Budleigh’s Man of the Match.

Thankfully other results went Budleigh’s way with the teams at the bottom with them also losing.

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