East Budleigh name Aaron Denny as 1st team Players Player of the Year.

PUBLISHED: 23:28 29 May 2013 | UPDATED: 23:28 29 May 2013

East Budleigh staged their end-of-season family day, with the clubhs two sides playing out a sporting 2-2 draw, writes Mark Auton.

The Reserves, with a cup final to play, kept their normal starting line-up, but the senior side opted to go with centre forwards Phil Page and Steve Hitchcock, centre half Jack Howarth and goalkeeper Rob Dance on the right wing.

In what was a first half that took time to come to life Joe Rosser saw his header well saved and Dogger Atkinson’s shot was somehow deflected wide.

The senior team also went close when boss Colin Jeans cleared off the line and then Dancer was denied by ‘Crouchie’ Bown.

The second half was a much better watch!

Ben Rowland scored the opening goal for the Reserves and looks an excellent prospect for next season.

This sparked the first team into life, but its back to the training ground for Westy’s troops as Adam Jones spooned over and Dave Evans headed wide! It was Si Tuley who came closest, denied by a flying ‘Crouchie’ .

Evans eventually levelled before Dogger restored the Reserves lead. In the dying seconds the First team were let off the hook thanks to a dodgy penalty award from which Darren Everest coolly slotted home.

The game was decided with a penalty shootout; Howarth will not be asked to take one next year and it was left to ‘Crouchie’ to make a fine save to win it for the Reserves.

Trophies were handed out post match with Aaron Denny lifting the 1st team Players Player award for the season whilst the Managers Player award went to Rob Dance and the Top Goal scorer award was presented to Si Tuley.

For the second team the Players Player award was handed to Ben Wyatt with the Managers Player award going to Rich Wyatt. The second team Top Goalscorer honour was presented to Ryan Britton.

The Captains Award went to the impressive Aaron Denny and the Woolacott Trophy to Rich Wyatt.

After all this had taken place a cheque for £3500 was handed over to chairman Les Auton from the Supporters Club.

This will go a long way to helping the club look forward to the new season.


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