Good Evans, another East Budleigh top flight victory
PUBLISHED: 17:15 21 September 2011 | UPDATED: 17:15 21 September 2011
East Budleigh returned to winning ways with their third Premier Division victory in five games, beating Alphington 2-0, writes Mark Auton.
Budleigh were generally in the ascendency, but had to wait until ten minutes from time to make the game safe as Si Tuley added his name to the score sheet that also included Martin Marriott.
The home side were again missing players, but the team that took to the pitch did well. Spencer West came closest for Budleigh in the first quarter with a header just over before Marriott produced a tidy finish with the outside of the right foot on the half hour.
Dave Evans then had a volley well saved, before a contentious decision aggravated the visitors.
A miss-hit free-kick from The Alpha’s hit a Budleigh player on its way into the net, but one of their players was also adjudged to be obscuring the view of Budleigh keeper Rob Dance and the goal was disallowed.
The away side began the second half with renewed vigour, but Dance and his defence of Dan Reynolds, Matt Jones, Colin Jeans and the inspirational Budleigh Salterton bound Josh Sale kept them at bay.
At the other end Budleigh threatened a second killer goal; Tuley and Evans both close to it until the latter latched on to a fine pass from Tim Whiteoak to lift the ball neatly past the visiting glovesman and secure the points with his fifth goal of the campaign.
The Thompson Jenner Man of the Match award went to Evans for his hard working display.
On Saturday Budleigh will look for a further three points when they host Beer Albion.