Jays out of luck as Beer down them.

PUBLISHED: 09:00 12 November 2009 | UPDATED: 12:18 10 June 2010

IT WAS very much a case of the same old story for East Budleigh last Saturday when, after another tireless performance at Beer Albion, they were left with nothing to show for their considerable efforts, writes Mark Auton.

IT WAS very much a case of the same old story for East Budleigh last Saturday when, after another tireless performance at Beer Albion, they were left with nothing to show for their considerable efforts, writes Mark Auton.

The hosts were given a major boost with a goal inside 11 seconds when a ball into the Budleigh box bounced awkwardly, keeper Rob Dance slipped, and the ball ended up in the back of the net.

The visitors gradually came to terms with what had happened and were doing okay. Martin Williams saw the best couple of opportunities, but hit one over the top and the other was well saved.

Beer doubled their lead on the break but Budleigh were still very much in the game, especially when playing with a second half breeze.

Unfortunately, the fluency that had been such a feature of the opening 45 minutes deserted them in the second half, as they rarely tested the home keeper.

A third Beer goal arrived from the penalty spot, whilst Dance denied them anymore with some fine keeping to pick up Budleigh's Man of the Match vote.

Budleigh will look for quick revenge when Beer make the trip to Vicarage Road on Saturday (kick-off 2.15pm).

Meanwhile, the Reserves endured another poor day at the office as they slipped out of the cup, beaten 4-0 by Bow AAC.

Budleigh were two behind in 20 minutes after which it was always going to be an uphill task, but for fifteen minutes they had their best spell of the game.

Two further goals after the break sealed the side's fate whilst one of the most promising moves for Budleigh involved Phil Thomas, Wayne Gooding and Darren Davies but unfortunately Matt Cotton could not quite apply the finish.

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