Liddell goal seals Budleigh Under-15 East Devon derby win over Honiton Town

PUBLISHED: 11:08 18 April 2013 | UPDATED: 11:08 18 April 2013

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Budleigh Salterton 3, Honiton Town 1

Youth football made a welcome return to Greenway Lane last Saturday after an absence of 6 weeks, writes SpursTom.

This Under-15 encounter was certainly entertaining, but did not quite match the ten goals the teams produced in their earlier season meeting!

The visitors were only able to travel with nine players, however Budleigh with a squad of 14 available offered one of their substitutes to the opposition, which was eventually accepted and striker Joe Walker agreed to be Honiton’s tenth man.

Budleigh were quickly into their stride and took a second minute lead through Owen Cresswell.

In that first period Budleigh were playing as well as I’ve seen them this season, especially the two wide men, Alec Larsson-Carter and Ewan Anderson, the latter doubling the lead on 33 minutes and that saw the teams to the break with two goals between them.

An injury induced reshuffle at the start of the second period seems to have disrupted the hosts tempo, whilst on the other hand Honiton were taking over the initiative, playing some neat passing football, spreading the ball nicely, this eventually lead to them reducing the arrears through Jacob Clode in the 51st minute.

A game excellently officiated by Mr Glen Bennett was getting more and more interesting as Honiton went in search of an equaliser. Budleigh themselves were doing their share of attacking, but were also thankful to some significant saves by Scott Bochemski. The final scoring act was performed by Liam Liddell with about six minutes to go giving the Robins a deserved victory.

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