Robins suffer rare Greenway Lane defeat

PUBLISHED: 19:03 28 September 2011

Budleigh versus Liverton

Budleigh versus Liverton

Copyright: I Hitchcock

Budleigh slipped to only a second home defeat of the Peninsula League season when beaten 4-1 by Liverton United.

Last year’s champions have made an indifferent start to the season and arrived at Greenway Lane having already lost two league games this term, but they were too powerful for a plucky Robins side on the day.

Adrian Pullin was beaten for the first time on the day in the 15th minute by Robbie Bowker and the visitors doubled their advantage shortly before the break, through Liam Ford.

The Robins were below-par in the first half, but responded to player-boss Danny Williams’ half time prompting and produced a much-improved second half show.

They were close to halving the deficit shortly after the re-start when the lively Jack Greenslade saw his goal bound shot cleared off the line.

It was not until the 65th minute that the visitors made the game safe, scoring a third through Liam McAuley.

Five minutes later, the Robins finally got the goal their second half show deserved when Mark Lever picked the ball up, evaded a challenge, and drilled it beyond the Liverton keeper.

In the 88th minute, McAuley bagged his second to seal a 4-1 win for the visitors.

This weekend, Budleigh are on the road with a trip to Galmpton.

The South Devon side sport the Eastern Division’s last remaining unbeaten record and sit top of the table.

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