Shipton sends Robins into last 16 of cup
PUBLISHED: 12:18 06 November 2014 | UPDATED: 12:19 06 November 2014
Budleigh Salterton eased into the last 16 of the Devon Premier Cup with a 2-1 success at Fresha League Premier Division Beer Albion, writes Alan Beer.
A windswept Furzebrake caused problems for both teams in a goal less first half.
The deadlock was broken in the 58th minute, albeit against the run of play with a left wing cross being turned past Budleigh gloves man Alan Doble by James Melville.
Four minutes later the Robins were level when a free-kick delivered by player-boss Danny Williams was tucked home by Mark Lever.
The home side were denied a second by a wonderful Doble save before, ten minutes from time the lively Aaron Denny provided the assist for Callum Shipton to net the winner.
There was still time for the Robins to ‘net’ a third, but Piers Macloughlan’s powerful header was ruled out for off-side.
In the next round Budleigh will entertain a Vospers Oak Villa side they used to meet on a regular basis in the old Devon League.
The Robins were also 2-1 winners a fortnight ago in their most recent South West Peninsula League outing. The game’s three goals were all scored in the first half. The Robins took the lead from a Danny Williams penalty after Aaron Denny had been brought down, but the home side equalised withy a 22nd minute Tommy Taylor goal. Three minutes after being pegged back the Robins regained the lead when young Denny pulled the ball back for Callum Shipton to rifle home the winner.
On Saturday Budleigh entertain Plymstock (3pm) when they will have available again both Josh Searle and Jack Greenslade who have been sitting out recent games with suspensions.