Carr shines as Budleigh win at the valley

PUBLISHED: 09:04 24 November 2010

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exsp football Budleigh Kevin Hill

Copyright: I Hitchcock

Darren Carr came off the bench to influence a fine Budleigh Reserves win at Clyst Valley in their latest Devon and Exeter League Premier Division game.

BUDLEIGH Reserves made the short journey to Clyst Valley and put in a sloppy first half performance, writes Joe Howarth.

A defensive mistake, on what was a very heavy pitch, led to the home side taking the lead midway through the first half, and this is how it stayed until half time.

At the break a stiff talking to by Robin’s boss Wayne Rowsell, seemed to have worked as Budleigh looked a different side from the re-start. A Robins ‘goal’ was ruled out early on for a trip but then an inspired substitution paid dividends!

Within minutes of joining the action Darren Carr delivered a telling cross that found player assistant boss Luke Kelsall and he rifled a shot from 18-yards into the back of the net.

Carr was causing a real threat to Clyst with his pace and crosses and it was his fine ball that ended with Kelsall sling home what proved to be the winning goal.

This was an excellent all-round display by the Robins with Alex Sprake in goal and Tim Bradshaw, having good games on their respective returns to the club.

Man of the Match though went to the ever influential Luke Kelsall whilst the impression made by Carr from the bench will surely have enhanced his claims to bag a starting line-up in the very near future.

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