Budleigh slip to nap hand defeat at Liverton

PUBLISHED: 08:58 15 December 2011

Budleigh's Mark Lever in action versus Liverton

Budleigh's Mark Lever in action versus Liverton

Copyright: I Hitchcock

Budleigh suffered a 5-0 defeat when they travelled to title chasing Liverton, writes Alan Beer.

Then home side started the stronger of the two sides but were unable to find the finishing touch, hitting the Robins’ woodwork twice before

finally taking the lead.

The opening goal on 15 minutes came from a right wing cross into the six yard box that fell for Tom Sercombe to touch home.

Budleigh Salterton missed a chance to level when the home keeper, Liam Jones, failed to clear a back pass, but Sam Bird was unable to find the target.

On the half hour the hosts went two up when James Tuff was allowed a simple headed goal.

Then, just before half time, a Sercombe header hit a post and was not properly cleared allowing Dan King to fire home from 18-yards sending the South Devon side into the break with a three goal advantage.

It took the hosts just four minutes of the second period for Liverton to increase their lead. Sercombe again the scorer as he chipped the ball over Adrian Pullin from 15-yards out.

Just past the hour mark, Glen Palmer rounded off the scoring from 18-yards out.

Budleigh came close to a consolation when Mark Lever headed just wide followed almost at once by his brother David, on as a sub, hitting the

crossbar.

This Saturday The Robins host Sidmouth at Greenway Lane with a 2.15pm kick off because of a slight problem with flood lights. It is

expected this problem will be resolved sooner rather than later, and kick off times after Christmas will revert back to 3pm.

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