Budleigh Salterton into last eight of Throgmorton Devon Premier Cup
PUBLISHED: 11:07 11 December 2014 | UPDATED: 11:07 11 December 2014
Budleigh Salterton marched into the last eight of the Throgmorton Devon Premier Cup with a 3-1 home win over Vospers Oak Villa, writes Alan Beer.
The first half of the contest was a cagey affair with chances at a premium at either end of the Greenway Lane ground. The nearest thing to a ‘chance’ before the break came in the 10th minute when a Karl Riddell header was well saved by the visiting gloves man.
The Budleigh cause was given a boost six minutes into the second half when Vospers skipper Steve Blackburn picked up a second yellow card to leave his side playing the remaining 39 minutes a man short.
Six minutes after the dismissal Aaron Denny played a neat pass into George Pannell who volleyed it sweetly from 18-yards beyond the despairing dive of the Vospers keeper.
Just past the hour mark another confident Denny run ended with a chance being presented to Callum Shipton that he saw well saved. The Robins were saved by an upright in the 65th minute when, from an acute angle, Vospers right back Daniel Worth saw his shot strike the post. Eight minutes later the visitors did level when Pete Foster volleyed home.
The Budleigh response was good and, seven minutes later player-boss Danny Williams delivered the cross for Piers McLaughlin to head the home side back into the lead and their place in the quarter finals was sealed a minute from time when the lively Denny was felled in the box and Williams stroked home the resultant sport kick.
In Monday’s draw Budleigh were paired with a Crediton United side they beat 8-0 in Mid Devon when the pair met on a wet October Friday night. Next up for the Robins is Saturday’s visit to meet a Brixham Villa side that won on their visit to East Devon on the opening day of the season.