Double delight from Radford and Denny for Budleigh Reserves
PUBLISHED: 20:05 20 November 2013 | UPDATED: 20:05 20 November 2013
Budleigh Salterton Reserves 2, Willand Rovers Reserves 1
The Robins Reserves were originally scheduled to entertain Thorverton in the Fresha Devon and Exeter Premier Division last Saturday, but the fixture was changed with the opponents to Greenway Lane being Willand Rovers Reserves, writes SpursTom.
The match started at a slow pace, both teams rather cautious in their approach and neither creating a clear cut chance in what I can only describe as a scrappy first half, which fittingly ended goalless.
Home manager, Duane Greenslade, was once again forced to make substitutions at the start of the second period to strengthen his midfield in an attempt to win the battle.
It needed a mistake to bring the match to life, and it came with an unfair challenge on Brandon Perry and up stepped Dave Radford to coolly convert the penalty.
This was now becoming a much better contest as more attacks were being undertaken. In one particular attempt, Budleigh conceded an indirect free kick in the penalty box and, for a few seconds, it was like a pinball machine in there, before Liam Raybound equalized. Home glovesman, Adrian Pullin, made a splendid save before the Robins tasted victory with a thunderous strike by Aarron Denny, who was immediately mobbed by the rest of the team like a rugby scrum!
The 2-1 win meant achieving a double in the Fresha League top flight at last.