Budleigh Under-15s see out season with mixed fortunes against leading sides

PUBLISHED: 19:44 27 April 2013 | UPDATED: 19:44 27 April 2013

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Budleigh Salterton Under-15s completed their Exeter & District League Division 2 season searching for points from the top three teams, which would give them a mid-table position, writes SpursTom.

First up was a midweek encounter at home to Feniton, a match described by referee Mr David Saunders as: “A pleasure to handle such a game of admirable play, full credit to both teams”.

Feniton took an 18th minute lead through Scott Kelly, but a Liam Liddell leveller brought the Robins back into the frame for one a piece at the break. An Alec Larsson-Carter strike later on was enough to give the host victory and a notable double over such worthy opponents.

Two days later it was a trip up to championship favourites Crediton saints where once again Budleigh found themselves a goal down in the first period of a match.

They pulled it back after the break from the penalty spot, Ewan Anderson the converter.

Though Budleigh put up a spirited display, they were unable to contain perhaps the best team in the division as they were undone by a free kick very late on, leaving them with nothing to take home but their pride.

They then ended the campaign with another midweek match at home to Okehampton Argyle who themselves have a chance of taking the title following any slip ups by Crediton Saints.

Budleigh’s Man of the Match goalkeeper Scott Bochemski was called into action as early as the second minute (one of many saves he dealt with during the evening). Not surprising it was the visitors who went ahead, Charlie Richards the scorer. Credit to the Robins they came back to take a 2–1 interval lead through Alec Larsson-Carter and top scorer Joe Taylor. Okehampton showed why they are in contention for honours with a display which yielded three goals (Dan Butler, Imatt Isaac and Charlie Richards) without reply to condemn the Greenway outfit to a 2–4 result.

The Robins playing squad throughout the season consisted of: S Bochemski, M Goodesmith (capt), B Lorains, O Cresswell, B Lines, E Andersdon, J Mingo, T Rockey, A Larsson-Carter, J Taylor, D Swain, B Hitchcock, J Walker, N Penhallurick, R Williams, J Edwards and L Liddell.

There been some good performers, but in the end my vote for Player of Season goes jointly to Scot Bochemski and the versatile Tom Rockey.

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