Eastb Budleigh net Fishermen victory with early Horn blast
PUBLISHED: 19:02 28 September 2011
A solitary Paul Horn header in the third minute of a Vicarage Road meeting with Beer Albion, saw East Budleigh bank three more Premier Division points, writes Mark Auton.
However, the Fishermen will have returned to their East Devon homes wondering just how they failed to score at least once in the 90 minutes of action.
Dave Evans swung in a fine corner kick and it was Horn that rose to give Budleigh the perfect start, but it wasn’t going to be plain sailing.
The visitors began to get a foothold in the game and created a number of chances without severely testing Rob Dance.
Budleigh’s best opportunities were coming from set plays and from another Evans kick both Horn and Spencer West just failed to apply the finishing touch.
At the other end Horn and Carnell were throwing themselves at everything, whilst Andy Case was having a good half.
Territorially the away side had the better of it and it was the same story in the second half. On 59 minutes Dance did exceptionally well to tip over a long range shot and was also alert to make another couple of good saves.
For Budleigh, Si Tuley was denied by the Beer stopper after good approach play from Evans and when Tuley laid a ball off to Jonny Killick he hit the side netting.
A final chance came and went for Beer as Budleigh held on for another excellent three points.
The East Budleigh Garage, Man of the Match award went to Horn for an excellent all round display.
The win lifts East Budleigh into the Fresha League, top flight top six and next up they travel to Winslade Park to take on Clyst Valley on Saturday afternoon (3pm).