Budleigh Salterton Reserves lift the Seaton Challenge Cup

PUBLISHED: 15:00 22 May 2013 | UPDATED: 15:01 22 May 2013

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Budleigh Salterton Reserves put aside a difficult Fresha league season to lift the Seaton Challenge Cup at Seaton Town where they defeated Somerset County League Division Two (West) outfit Combe St Nicholas, writes SpursTom.

Budleigh started well and could have scored three times in the opening 14 minutes. However, they did not score and, as has so often hit them this season, they paid the price as the Somerset side took the lead.

In the opening exchanges of the second half Sam Schlaefli saw a well struck shot tipped over, but Budleigh were not to be denied and on the hour drew level when Jack Greenslade struck.

Both sides then went in search of the decisive second goal, and that honour fell to Budleigh with just three minutes remaining when Joshua Sale crashed the ball home from close range in a crowded area.

In a tense closing few minutes Budleigh held their nerve for a deserved victory followed by joyous celebration.

In a match very well officiated by referee Bryan Perryman and his two assistants David Pointing and Patrick McCarton, the Chairman’s Cup for the Man of the Match was awarded by judicator Josh Stunell to Jack Greenslade.

Take a bow Alex Richardson (goal keeper), Karl Riddell, Zack Pearce, Mike Pidgeon, Carl Wilson, Josh Hill, Joshua Sale, Callum Shipton, Sam Schlaefli, Jack Greenslade, Richard Higham, David Radford, Aiden Martin, Samuel Richards, Liam West and James Nicholls.

These were the players who made sure that there will be silverware on display at the club’s presentation dinner and dance on Saturday night.


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