Jays face nervous wait to discover their fate

PUBLISHED: 10:58 30 April 2009 | UPDATED: 10:52 10 June 2010

EAST Budleigh lost their final game of the league season on Monday night and now face an anxious wait to see if they are going to be over hauled in the scramble to avoid the drop from the 2nd tier of local league football, writes Mark Auton.

EAST Budleigh lost their final game of the league season on Monday night and now face an anxious wait to see if they are going to be over hauled in the scramble to avoid the drop from the 2nd tier of local league football, writes Mark Auton.A 3-0 defeat at University leaves the Jays on 27 points and whilst that might yet be enough to save them, all of the five clubs who sit below them have games in hand.Meanwhile, the East Budleigh Reserves also had a fairly miserable end to their campaign as they managed to bank only a single point from their two final Intermediate Two outings.They shared four goals with Sidford as Martin Williams and Phil Thomas netted the Jays goals and then they completed their programme last Saturday with a 4-2 defeat at Priory.The Jays ended the game with only nine men after Matt Jones saw red after contesting a decision by the games ProPortugese referee.The side's fortunes were also hampered by injuries to both Colin Jeans and Adam Jones, leaving the remaining nine to battle on. Befoere his injury, Jeans had seen a well-struck effort rattle an upright, before bouncing down and hitting a defender, prior to rolling into the net.Tom Marker was responsible for the side's other goal - his a superb strike.The Jays do have an interest still in the Carlisle Cup and they have a semi-final to be played, scheduled for one evening this week - find a report on the game at www.exmouthjournal.co.uk.

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