Robins defeat Royal Marines in Morrison Bell quarter final

PUBLISHED: 11:19 18 February 2010 | UPDATED: 12:48 10 June 2010

BUDLEIGH Salterton won the local derby meeting against Royal marines AFC to book a semi-final berth in the Morrison Bell Cup. The Robins came from behind to beat the Military men with a brace of Danny Williams penalties, the second coming in extra-time.

BUDLEIGH Salterton won the local derby meeting against Royal marines AFC to book a semi-final berth in the Morrison Bell Cup.

The Robins came from behind to beat the Military men with a brace of Danny Williams' penalties, the second coming in extra-time.

The Royal Marines made a lightning start and were ahead in the very first minute when Simon Bochenski scored but the disaster struck with midfielder Kunle Atiba pulling up with a hamstring injury.

With no substitutes available Atiba was left to soldier on, something the Royal Marine did manfully!

It was not until midway through the second half that parity was restored when the lively Khaled Badani was brought down by Ben Wooley and Danny Williams tucked the spot kick away.

Neither side could find a winner and so the game went into extra-time, the last thing the Royal Marines wanted, or needed, with their Devon Premier Cup semi-final looming on Friday night (February 19).

The decisive play in the extra half hour came midway through the second period when substitute Sam Bird was brought down by the unfortunate Wooley and again Williams scored from the spot to seal a 2-1 win.

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