Robins hit Ottery for another six!
PUBLISHED: 17:32 06 January 2011
Copyright: I Hitchcock
Danny Williams struck his second successive hat-trick as Budleigh Salterton put six past Ottery St Mary at Greenway lane for the third time this season, beating the Otters 6-1 in a midweek South West Peninsula League, Eastern Division game.
BUDLEIGH closed the gap on the top two in the South West Peninsula League, Eastern Division when they thumped Ottery St Mary in a midweek evening game.
The Greenway Lane faithful have certainly seen goals when the Robins have hosted Ottery St Mary this season for the 6-1 victory was the third time this term that the Robins have struck six past the Otters defence as the same opposition was hit for six in two different cup ties earlier in the season!
Playing their first game since December 4, Budleigh had the better of a goalless first half with Chris Wright a virtual spectator in the Budleigh goal.
Liam Ellis opened the scoring with a fine 25-yard strike early in the second half and Danny William’s scored the second after good work from Khaled Badavi.
Sam Schlaefli, with a polished finish, added a third and, by the hour, the game was over as a contest as Williams netted his second and the hosts fourth.
Ottery then pulled one back from the penalty spot before Williams scored his second successive hat-trick and his 17th goal of the season.
There was still time for 16-year old debutante Callum Shipton to put the icing on the cake when he received the ball just over the half way line before beating a couple of defender’s and cutting inside to fire home from the edge of the area.
A special mention ought to be made of the two unfortunate non-playing substitutes, Tim Nield and Richard Higham who both display outstanding levels of support for their team mates to underline the wonderful spirit in the camp.
The victory sees Budleigh sit third in the table, four points shy of second played Liverton who have played the same number of games as the Robins. The leaders are Appledore who have played two games more than Liverton and Budleigh and sit on 32 points.
The six goal haul for the Robins took them to 38 for the season to date in the League and only Liverton (41) have struck more.