Galmpton beaten in powerful show

PUBLISHED: 16:02 29 August 2008 | UPDATED: 09:34 10 June 2010

BUDLEIGH SALTERTON (1) 2,  GALMPTON (0) 0: BUDLEIGH made it two wins out of two with a competent home display and victory over one of the sides expected to mount a challenge for the title this season. A chance went begging as early as the 6th minute when

BUDLEIGH SALTERTON (1) 2 GALMPTON (0) 0: BUDLEIGH made it two wins out of two with a competent home display and victory over one of the sides expected to mount a challenge for the title this season.

A chance went begging as early as the 6th minute when a cross to the centre of the box from Neil Pointing was headed over by Danny Hall.

The same player went close a few minutes later, only for the visiting keeper, Matt Congdon, to push the shot round the post.

The visitors' glovesman kept his side in the game with several excellent saves in the early passages of play but he was finally beaten in the 19th minute.

The lively Pointing made good progress down the right, cut inside to the edge of the area and picked out Dave Wilkes with a low driven cross. Wilkes made no mistake and the Robins had a deserved lead.

Danny Williams should have increased the lead but fired over from eight yards out.

The visitors could have levelled the contest up just before half time when a cross from the right rebounded into play off an upright.

Nick Hayman was on hand to clear the danger and so it was Budleigh who enjoyed their half time cup of tea the more with their single goal advantage.

The second half followed a similar pattern with the Robins calling most of the shots and the game was safely tucked away midway through the second period when man of the match David Wilkes turned provider, running at the heart of the Galmpton defence, and then he slid a precision pass into the path of Danny Williams and the striker simply passed it into the net from six yards.

Budleigh team:

C GARNSWORTHY, N POINTING, N SAUNDERS, M KELLAND, N HAYMAN, B WRIGHT, T BRADSHAW, A BARKER, D WILKES, D WILLIAMS, D HALL

Subs: K Smith, S Francis, S Maynard (all played), L Ellis

STAR MAN - DAVID WILKES

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