East Budleigh bag big win with Tuley the star of the show
PUBLISHED: 15:11 21 November 2012
East Budleigh 3, University 1
This was a welcome three points for East Budleigh against the students of Exeter at Vicarage Road, writes Mark Auton.
Si Tuley was the star for Budleigh with a brace of goals in what was an exceptional display.
Budleigh began well and created some half chances; Tuley volleyed wide and Jack Howarth went close following a ball in from Dan Reynolds.
The visitors gradually got themselves into the game and a had a great chance to score when awarded a 25th minute penalty, but Budleigh keeper Rob Dance had other ideas and dived low to his left to smartly hold the kick.
Dance produced some competent handling as the Exeter side got on top, but it was Budleigh who eventually took the lead after 43 minutes; Scott Bellamy’s shot was charged down when fed by Tuley who was in the right place to sweep in the rebound.
Nine minutes into the second period University levelled; A long range shot came back off the bar only to be nodded in by another attacker.
There is a saying in football that you are at your most vulnerable after scoring and that proved the case as Budleigh regained the advantage immediately!
Adam Jones unleashed a long throw and as the ball fell to Tuley his shot took a slight deflection through a crowded area and into the net.
Budleigh always looked likely to add to their tally with Tuley and Aaron Denny pulling the strings in the centre of the field and with the ever willing Howarth giving his all upfront.
Six minutes from the end Dance produced another excellent save and the win was confirmed three minutes later; Howarth getting a deserved goal with an exquisite finish from a tight angle after he had chased down the away stopper who momentarily let the ball slip from his grasp.
In a good all round performance Tuley was Man of the Match, whilst Dance, Denny and Phil Page all did well.
Budleigh have another home game this Saturday when they play host to Alphington (2.15pm).