Smith’s in-swinging corner seals Budleigh Under-16 derby win at Honiton
PUBLISHED: 21:06 06 November 2013 | UPDATED: 21:06 06 November 2013
Honiton 2, Budleigh Salterton 4
Budleigh Salterton Under-16s were worthy winners in their latest Exeter and District Youth League outing, writes SpursTom.
The young Robins’ still without first-choice keeper, the injured Scott Bochenski, plus several others on half term holiday, struggled in the early exchanges to reproduce the sort of form they had been showing this season.
Wind and rain caused problems in the first half and the home side, who had started well, took the lead.
The young Robins did not let up with their attempts to master the conditions and they continued probing until finally they equalized through James Clarke. The youngster was a constant menace to the home defence and it was his double that sent the Robins into half-time with a 2-1 lead.
The weather eased up and the home side made a determined start to the second half levelling things up on 53 minutes.
The contest deteriorated, mainly in midfield where too many free-kicks were conceded by both teams.
However, gradually the Robins began to seize control and some neat inter-play involving Sam Smith and Nathan Penhallurick ended with Kai Guise firing them ahead.
The final five minutes saw frenetic end-to-end play, but the outcome was settled when Sam Smith curled a corner directly into the net to complete the scoring.
Robins: Josh Mingo, Harry Moxey, Brett Lines, Alex Larsson-Carter, Russel Williams, Kai Guise, Ewan Anderdson, Billy Lorains, Joe Walker, James Clarke, Dan Tomes, Max Goodesmith, Sam Smith and Nathan Penhallurick. (All played).