Fine wins for Jays

PUBLISHED: 15:38 06 November 2008 | UPDATED: 09:58 10 June 2010

EAST BUDLEIGH'S two sides both had excellent wins on Saturday, writes Mark Auton, The Jays' 1st team travelled to Tiverton, who the week before had beaten Willand Rovers, and came away with a 3-1 win.

EAST BUDLEIGH'S two sides both had excellent wins on Saturday, writes Mark Auton,The Jays' 1st team travelled to Tiverton, who the week before had beaten Willand Rovers, and came away with a 3-1 win.It was a comprehensive victory and the result flattered the home side for, despite playing some entertaining football and enjoying much of the posession, the Jays were unable to find the back of the hosts' net in a goalless first half.After the restart Budleigh increased the tempo still further and eventually found the goals to match their exciting approach play. The hard working Hugo Demetre got Budleigh going and, when debutant Sean Cooling added a second in what was a competent first outing, Budleigh were on their way to three points. The home side gave themselves a glimmer pulling a goal back, but order was restored when Spencer West completed the win with a deserved strike. This Saturday the two sides meet again at Vicarage Road (2.15pm).The Reserves were not at their best in their game at Bow but they still managed to secure the points with a 4-2 win. Phil Thomas and Tom Marker both went close whilst Budleigh stopper James Bradbury was brought into the action on the half hour, smartly saving the visitors' best chance of the half.The prominent Thomas finally opened the scoring after applying the finish to a Frank Howarth free kick.The home side levelled early in the second half before Howarth and Thomas combined to restore the advantage.The visitors levelled again before fittingly, the goal of the game once more restored the Jays' lead.Simon Pearce displayed great awareness and vision to fire home from 30 yards and then Tom West's neat finish sealed a 4-2 win.The Jays are in action this coming Saturday with an Intermediate Cup tie away to UAU (kick-off 2 pm).

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