Robins save the very best for last!

PUBLISHED: 10:00 07 May 2009 | UPDATED: 10:53 10 June 2010

BUDLEIGH Salterton's loyal band of followers have waited sometime this term to see their side re-produce the sort of form that had them crowned Peninsula League Eastern Division champions last season.

BUDLEIGH Salterton's loyal band of followers have waited sometime this term to see their side re-produce the sort of form that had them crowned Peninsula League Eastern Division champions last season and they certainly saved one of their brightest performances for the final outing of the league campaign, writes Alan Beer.The Robins proved far too hot for hosts Axminster Town and returned to Budleigh with a richly- deserved 4-1 win.The fun began as early as the 15th minute when George Robinson found time and space out on the right and when he found David Wilkes with a precision pass, the striker fired goalwards only to see the shot cannon back off an upright.However, Neil Pointing was alert to the situation and he lashed it home to give the Robins a deserved lead.The home side were level on 30 minutes but that parity was only short-lived as, within thirty seconds of conceding, the Robins were back in front.Pointing first won the ball and then played a telling pass to Robinson who ran through to tuck the ball home.The same pairing so nearly delivered a third five minutes later only for Brett Garner in the Axminster goal to make a superb save.Just before the break, Robinson made no mistake when, once again Pointing played him in and the Robins took a 3-1 lead into the half time break.Mid-way through the second period, Danny Williams came on as a sub and added the fourth for the visitors when he fired home in a one on one with the keeper to complete a comprehensive 4-1 victory.The Robins, champions this time last year, have had to settle for a mid-table finish this time round.


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