Leaman brace but Jays second string beaten at home
PUBLISHED: 14:24 11 January 2011
Despite finding the back of the visitors net three times, East Budleigh Reserves still slipped to defeat as they also shipped five in their latest Devon and Exeter league game, writes Mark Auton.
EAST Budleigh Reserves scored three times but ended up beaten by visiting UAU Exeter, writes Mark Auton.
What was very much a mid-table encounter produced a glut of goals and some poor defending, unfortunately for Budleigh they were on the wrong end of a 5-3 defeat.
Budleigh were quick out of the traps with Craig Leaman and Phil Thomas both netting within the first ten minutes, but the away side were back in the game pulling a goal back before their half-time cuppa.
UAU came out for the second period fired up and within a seven minute spell had scored twice to lead.
A shell shocked Budleigh never really recovered and when it went to 5-2 it was left to Leaman to tuck away his second and Budleigh’s third, but it was only a consolation.
Budleigh now need to go back to the training field to give themselves the opportunity to restore early season form and will have the perfect chance for revenge when they visit UAU on Saturday (kick-off 2.15pm).