Geary Cup woe for the Jays

PUBLISHED: 15:22 30 October 2009 | UPDATED: 12:13 10 June 2010

EAST Budleigh Reserves crashed out of the Geary Cup on Saturday with a below par performance against Fivestar, formerly known as Oak FC, writes Mark Auton.

EAST Budleigh Reserves crashed out of the Geary Cup on Saturday with a below par performance against Fivestar, formerly known as Oak FC, writes Mark Auton.

The match official seemed to take a most lenient view of many of what were crude challenges and yet, at the same time, handed a brace of yellow cards to the Jays' Jamie Drummond who, at the time of his dismissal after his second yellow card with the game locked at 0-0, had looked the contest's most likely goal scorer.

The only moment of first half drama was a dipping effort from Simon Pearce that just cleared the cross bar whilst, at the other end, Budleigh keeper Nathan Hadley was showing a safe and reliable pair of hands.

As the second half began, Hadley produced a couple of top drawer saves but, at the opposite end, the Budleigh attack failed to test the Fivestar keeper.

Following the dismissal, it was always going to be tough, and sloppy defending allowed the visitors to open the scoring. This prompted a triple substitution from the Jay's bench with Josh Sale, Josh Scillitoe and Wayne Gooding all entering the action.

Fivestar added a second to virtually kill the tie.

Hadley was the pick for Budleigh, whilst Pete 'the Pole' also dished up a fine performance.

Budleigh return to league action on Saturday hosting Rockbeare Rangers, whilst the 1st team also return to action at Seaton Town who have made a 100% winning start to their Division One campaign.


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