Budleigh Under-14s complete season’s double over Feniton

PUBLISHED: 12:36 23 December 2014 | UPDATED: 12:36 23 December 2014

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The youngsters of Budleigh Salterton Football club are doing their best to brighten the gloom at Greenway Lane, as once again the Under-14s were the only one of the clubs teams to end up successful last weekend, writes SpursTom.

A 3-0 victory over Feniton was their third double in the league season thus far, but on this occasion it was a much more competitive affair, even after being given a lead in less than a minute by Sam Balbi they were made to fight all the way by the visitors.

It was the defenders who dominated the first period, with the added bonus of good goalkeeping by both Nick Eveleigh and Feniton’s Sam Gardner.

The outstanding play of the second half was the individual performance of young Balbi, deservingly once more on the score-sheet after a jinking run and clinical finish to double the home lead.

Feniton gave a good account of themselves throughout, certainly in terms of effort and approach play, though their strikers appeared to have left their shooting boots at home!

Visiting chances were spurned a number of times before Budleigh’s Adam Wilkinson slotted his customary goal to complete the scoring.

All of the Budleigh squad played: Nick Eveleigh, Rory Bland, Owain Brinkworth, Jai Ferguson, Sam Balbi, Jed De-Meynier, Adam Wilkinson, Matt Garnett, Thomas Blackham, Kyle Barnsley, Joe Rockey. The four substitutes were: Lewis Holland, Jack May, James Bridges and Josh Parker. The referee was Mr Ray Leworthy who had a fine game.

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