Robins ready for second attempt

PUBLISHED: 18:04 26 January 2011

Budleigh at Totnes Khalid badani

Budleigh at Totnes Khalid badani

Copyright: I Hitchcock

Budleigh’s bid for County Cup glory was held by by ta frost bound Greenway Lane pitch last weekend.

BUDLEIGH Salterton’s Greenway Lane home suffered a rare postponement on Saturday.

With North Devon side Boca Seniors due at the home of the Robins the match referee asked for an early inspection to negate the need for the opposition to travel if the game was going to be in any doubt and, at the time of the inspection, one particular area of the Greenway Lane pitch was rock solid and therefore clearly unfit for play.

It all means that the two sides will try again to stage the match this coming Saturday, again at Greenway Lane.

Meanwhile the draw has been made for the semi-finals of the Graddon Vending Devon premier Cup and it has seen Alex Freer’s side avoid the favourites, Liverton!

Should the Robins be successful in their meeting with Boca Seniors then they will face Galmpton who are currently ninth in the Eastern Division table and whom Budleigh have noit yet faced wither home or away in the league so far this term.

The other semi-final sees Liverton face the winners of the Bickleigh versus Totnes and Dartington game that will also have to try again this coming Saturday after it too fell to a frost bound Mid Devon surface last weekend.

With just four matches played in the League at the weekend there was a change of table toppers with Appledore climbing back to the top after a 3-2 win at University.

The Robins remain third, now five points behind the new leaders having played two games fewer.

Next up in terms of the League campaign for Budleigh is a February 5 trip to Newton Abbot Spurs and that is followed a week later by a visit to Greenway Lane from Teignmouth before the big one, the visit to all conquering Liverton on February 19.

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