Honiton flattered by 5-0 winning margin

PUBLISHED: 18:32 08 October 2009 | UPDATED: 12:04 10 June 2010

East Budleigh Res 0, Honiton Town 5 D&E Division Seven: East Budleigh began the better side without having the cutting edge in the final third. After conceding a 37th minute opener to the visitors their confidence disappeared.

East Budleigh Res 0, Honiton Town 5 D&E Division Seven: East Budleigh began the better side without having the cutting edge in the final third. After conceding a 37th minute opener to the visitors their confidence disappeared.

With the very first attack, Budleigh won a corner and, from Simon Pearce's kick, Jamie Drummond lashed an effort against the crossbar. East Budleigh had more chances but failed to finish them.

A goal line clearance from Tony Evans prevented a second Honiton goal before half-time .

Unfortunately for Budleigh, it was Honiton who were now being made to look better; Nathan Hadley saved well with his legs, but sloppiness at the back allowed a second.

Budleigh had the odd glimmer; Drummond blazed over and Tom Marker was denied at the last moment when put through by Laurie Ward.

Once a third goal had arrived Budleigh heads dropped and, when reduced to 10 men, the battle got tougher.

Drummond and Neil Kearsley kept battling, but two further strikes saw the visitors to an emphatic victory for a team that weren't five goals better.

Budleigh have the perfect opportunity to restore pride when they entertain Newton St Cyres in the Intermediate Cup (2pm ) on Saturday.

Sidbury 1, East Budleigh 0

D&E Division One

The senior side will also be disappointed with this result, going down to a solitary goal against an ordinary Sidbury side.

Budleigh never reached top gear and will also look to put the record straight with a Senior Cup win at Halwill on Saturday (2pm).


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