Budleigh Salterton claim nap-hand success at Liverton

PUBLISHED: 20:05 20 November 2013 | UPDATED: 20:05 20 November 2013

Liverton 1, Budleigh Salterton 5

Budleigh claimed their fourth success of the South West Peninsula League Eastern Division campaign with an emphatic victory at basement dwellers Liverton, writes Alan Beer.

The opening 15 minutes saw both sides create chances, but neither were able to hit the target until Matt Dawson found time and space to turn and shoot from 10-yards to give the Robins the lead. Three minutes later Dawson was again on target with a brilliant curling 25-yard shot into James Wannell’s top left hand corner. The same player went close on the half hour mark with a close range touch which drifted just wide. Four minutes later Jack Greenslade added the third when he headed in from close range after the home keeper failed to collect a cross.

With 39 minutes on the clock the home side had their first real chance to reduce the deficit, but were denied by Jordan Hockold in the visitors goal in a one-on-one with Scot Beattie. The Robins finished the half on a high when a cross from Darren Carr into the 6-yard box was met by the head of Callum Shipton. His effort was parried by the keeper but fell for him to tap in.

The home side reduced the arrears 18 minutes into the second period. A free-kick from 25-yards out was fired home by Cameron Kelly. The four goal margin was restored on 72 minutes when Hugo Demetre headed in. Man of the Match Dawson was denied a hat-trick at the last kick of the game after Williams had got to the line and crossed only for the effort to be flagged offside.

Team: Hockhold, Bradshaw, Carr (Pollard), Everest, Nield, Demetre (Wright), Lever, Shipton, Dawson, Pannell, Greenslade (Williams).

On Saturday the Robins entertain high-flying Stoke Gabriel who will pitch up at Greenway Lane sporting an impressive defensive record this season. The South Devon side have conceded just two goals in ten league games to date this season. They have kept four clean sheets in their five away games to date in the league, the only goal they conceded was on their previous visit to East Devon when they won 4-1 at Sidmouth Town.


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