Budleigh Under-14s net 100th league goal of season

PUBLISHED: 09:00 05 March 2015 | UPDATED: 09:00 05 March 2015

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Budleigh Salterton Under-14s resumed their quest for glory in the Exeter and District Youth League Division Two when they saw off neighbouring Exmouth United 12-0 at Greenway Lane, writes SpursTom.

An interesting fact is that before the start of this campaign a significant number of players left the Exmouth side to join the Robins, after which United began the task of rebuilding their squad and have struggled at the bottom of the division in the same manner that Budleigh Senior Reserves are doing in theirs.

Taking all this into consideration, nothing but a Robins’ victory was to be expected. Which is what hot shot Adam Wilkinson made sure of, gaining the headlines by scoring the club’s 100th League goal of the season, and taking his personal tally for league and cup to over fifty.

In the first half United tried their best to match the hosts, and were thankful to their outstanding gloves man Sam Appleby for doing extremely well. However, he was beaten by a brace from Wilkinson and one from Sam Balbi with Budleigh three goals to the good at the break.

Several tactical changes were made by both sides at the start of the second period. Harvey Beatty went into goal for the visitors (his first game in that position), only to be welcomed almost immediately from the kick off with Wilkinson’s 50th strike (the Robins 100th league goal), of the season.

Following a further five goals, Beatty was replaced by Appleby who, in turn, was beaten three more times, but again made some outstanding stops.

Wilkinson finished with a five goal haul and the others to net after the break were James Bridge, Elliot Mann, Joe Rockey and there was also an own goal.

For Man of the Match, this scribe opted for the Exmouth United midfielder Niswant Lamgade for his battling performance all over the pitch through-out the duration of the match.


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