Robins win but should have had a hatful

PUBLISHED: 15:52 23 October 2008 | UPDATED: 09:52 10 June 2010

Axminster 1, Budleigh Salterton 3 Throgmorton Cup BUDLEIGH Salterton soon got on top with some fine, flowing football. But it was the same old story when it came to finishing, with three good scoring chances missed in the first 10 minutes. The Robins too

Axminster 1,Budleigh Salterton 3Throgmorton CupBUDLEIGH Salterton soon got on top with some fine, flowing football.But it was the same old story when it came to finishing, with three good scoring chances missed in the first 10 minutes. The Robins took the lead from a solo effort by Stuart Francis, who rounded two defenders before looping a cross which beat keeper Chris Higgs at his back post. Budleigh maintained their lead until half time.The second half was just six minutes old when Danny Hall beat the offside trap to fire a low shot to the keeper's right.Chris Garnsworthy, in the Budleigh goal, had to make an outstanding save, diving to his right to push away a fierce headed effort, denying the hosts a chance to get back in the game. On 67 minutes the tie was put beyond Axminster's reach when Scott Forster did well with a solo run at their defence, only to see his shot parried by keeper Higgs. The ball fell kindly for Danny Williams to touch in number three. Five minutes from time Richard Spillar was brought down in the box and converted the resulting spot kick for a consolation goal.Budleigh Salterton have been drawn at home to Stoke Gabriel in the next round on Wednesday, November 26 (7.30pm).Budleigh Salterton Res 2,Beer Albion 1D&E LeagueBudleigh Reserves won by the odd goal in three after a closely contested affair.Simon Rose opened the scoring midway through the first half when his fine volley left the visitors' keeper with no chance. Sam Schfaefli then rattled the Beer cross bar and the game went into the break with just the one goal separating the sides.The visitors were level on 60 minutes and then substitute Russell Wiggins restored the Robins' lead with his very first touch after being summoned from the bench.Craig Higham spurned a great chance to add a third, heading over with the goal at his mercy whilst Wiggins was denied a second by a wonderful save from the Fishermen's keeper.Simon Rose was rightly named the Robins' star man but there was also a fine performance from Tim Nield who played as a defensive midfielder.On Saturday the Robins make the very short trip into Exmouth to meet the Ammies in the first round of the East Devon Senior Cup.

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