Robins reign

PUBLISHED: 14:41 11 December 2008 | UPDATED: 10:09 10 June 2010

P4100-50-08SH Local derby action between Budleigh Salterton & Royal Marines AFC (stripes) at Budleigh on Saturday.
Picture:Simon Horn.

P4100-50-08SH Local derby action between Budleigh Salterton & Royal Marines AFC (stripes) at Budleigh on Saturday. Picture:Simon Horn.

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DANNY HALL bagged a brace as Budleigh Salterton booked a place in the 4th round of the Devon Premier Cup, courtesy of a 2-1 win over East Devon rivals Royal Marines AFC.

DANNY HALL bagged a brace as Budleigh Salterton booked a place in the 4th round of the Devon Premier Cup, courtesy of a 2-1 win over East Devon rivals Royal Marines AFC.Whilst Hall took the plaudits for his two well executed, first half goals, the real star for the Robins was keeper Chris Garnsworthy who made some outstanding saves to deny the military men.It was the visitors who started the brighter and Garnsworthy had to make two excellent stops in the early exchanges before, at the other end, his opposite number, former Budleigh glovesman Brian Fardoe, dropped the ball on the edge of his 18 yard area and Hall, from the narrowest of angles, fired home.Despite the set-back the Marines were still the dominant force but Garnsworthy was equal to anything they offered in the final third.Five minutes before the break, Fardoe, making his Marines debut with regular stopper James Ashford-Brown away on honeymoon, was beaten again.Neil Pointing made ground on the left and when he sent over a cross it found Hall at the far post and the master marksman made no mistake to send the Robins into the half time break with a two goal advantage.Ten minutes into the second half Garnsworthy was finally beaten when a corner was not cleared and Maik Biggs netted from close range.Shortly after the home side were reduced to ten men when David Wilkes was sent off for retaliating to a foul.The ten men were the put under increasing pressure as the Marines looked for an equalising goal but some determined defending in support of the excellent Garnsworthy ensured that the Robins were able to resists all the Marines could offer up and they were even presented with a gilt edged opportunity to add a third.Danny Williams was upended in the box but, when Hall stepped up to notch his treble, Fardoe atoned for his first half handling error with a wonderful save.Both sides return to league action this coming Saturday. Budleigh are once again at home when they receive a visit from 4th placed Bovey Tracey (3pm) who they currently trail by nine points and will be looking to close that gap given home advantage.The Marines, who have been making steady progress up the Eastern Division table, will look to bring something back from their short trip into Exeter and a meeting with University, a game that kicks off at 2.15pm.


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