Robins extend unbeaten run

PUBLISHED: 15:49 14 February 2008 | UPDATED: 08:50 10 June 2010

P2746-07-08SH Exmouth Town (dark strip) played UAU Exeter on Saturday.
Picture by SIMON HORN.

P2746-07-08SH Exmouth Town (dark strip) played UAU Exeter on Saturday. Picture by SIMON HORN.

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Appledore 0, Budleigh Salterton 2 South West Peninsula League East Budleigh made their longest trip of the season and maintained their unbeaten record. In the opening 10 minutes, Appledore's Steve Skinner shot wide from 18 yards.

Appledore 0, Budleigh Salterton 2South West Peninsula League EastBudleigh made their longest trip of the season and maintained their unbeaten record. In the opening 10 minutes, Appledore's Steve Skinner shot wide from 18 yards.Robins' keeper Chris Wright's goal-kick fell for Matt Byrne in midfield and he picked out Stuart Francis breaking down the right wing.Francis crossed into the six-yard box for Danny Williams to voley home.Appledore went close to levelling on 25 minutes when Evan Butters' shot hit a post. From the counter-attack, Neil Pointing set up Williams to strike but this time Nicky Spry saved well in the home goal.Just before half-time, Wright did well to save a close-range header to keep the Robins in front.Eight minutes into the half, Ben Layland had a chance to score for the home side but shot wide from 20 yards. On 62 minutes, Danny Hall found space to get the ball into the six-yard box, where Williams shot over the bar from close range.Budleigh then came under a bit of pressure with Appledore trying to get back on level terms. But a quick break, with two minutes left, saw Robins' substitute Danny Minto fire in from 20 yards.Brixington Utd U12s 4, Pinhoe Spartans 0 Exeter Friendly League - Blue Division Brixington maintained their 100 per cent start to 2008 with victory over a well-organised team. Spartans frustrated UInited in the first half by defending in numbers, leaving only one striker up. United had to be patient and look to put passes into space. The boys stuck to the task and, as the half continued, the chances came.The best was a super, long-range shot from Adam Wheatley that flashed wide. The only goal of the half was a joy to watch as a flowing, passing move split the Spartans' defence, allowing Jack Howarth to score.The second half followed the same pattern with chances created through intelligent play. United's Charlie Cotton added a brace of goals to his season's tally and Howarth matched his strike partner with his second of the match.Assist credits need to be given to Owen Flinn, Luke Lamy and Mat Wells as well as a special mention to Barnes for creating the last two goals. All the boys played their part well and can be pleased with their efforts. East Budleigh Res 0,Upottery 2 (aet)Grandisson CupBudleigh battled well with an under strength side before going out in the extra period.Budleigh's Darren Fardoe produced some fine saves to keep Budleigh in the game and duly picked up the Man of the Match award.In the second half both sides had chances; Drummond, Matt Jones and Carl Chown all going close for the Robins.Goals in the 91st and 113th minute sent the visitors through.Budleigh entertain Met Office on Saturday (3pm).Crediton Youth 1, East Budleigh 1D&E Intermediate ThreeThis was a good display from East Budleigh Reserves, who failed to find a winner despite having the better of the game.Jamie Drummond hit the Budleigh goal with an excellent 20-yard finish. He also grabbed the Man of the Match award with another tireless performance.E Budleigh 3, Otterton 4D&E Senior OneThere was uproar at the end of this derby clash when East Budleighh thought they had scored an equaliser, only to have the goal ruled out as neither the referee nor linesman saw the ball cross the line.The visitors made a good start to the game, but it was Budleigh who led in the 23rd minute thanks to a clever lobbed finish from Dave Cockayne.A foul on keeper Nathan Hadley led to Otterton equalising, before Budleigh had another goal chalked off for a handball claim.It was no surprise that frustration set into Budleigh and it was the Otters who went into a 3-1 lead at the break.Ten minutes after the re-start the Otters went a further goal clear. Budleigh's resistance was good and Cockayne provided a left-foot finish to reduce the arrears.Budleigh's third came from a corner when Shaun Slater flicked on the kick by Colin Jeans and Spencer West fired the ball home.With the seconds ticking away, Richard Thompson swung in a corner. When the Otters' keeper clawed the ball from behind the line, Phil Thomas thought he had got an equaliser. Then the fun began.Budleigh's weekend didn't improve when they visited Sidbury on Sunday in the Morrison Bell Cup, leaving two-goal losers.Budleigh visit University of Exeter this Saturday and need to put last weekend behind them quickly.

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