Town make a point

PUBLISHED: 16:26 30 December 2008 | UPDATED: 10:15 10 June 2010

HONOURS ended even when Exmouth Town and Budleigh Salterton met for the third time this season at Southern Road last Saturday.

HONOURS ended even when Exmouth Town and Budleigh Salterton met for the third time this season at Southern Road last Saturday.

The match, played in bitingly cold conditions was a classic, game of two halves.

Budleigh had much the better of the first 45 minutes, scored once and could, and certainly should, have gone in at the break with more of an advantage.

Town had begun something of a fight back on the half hour, ended the first half looking the more likely and, after the break, took charge to such an extent that they deservedly levelled, and then were denied a winner by the width of an upright.

The two sides previous meetings this term had ended in a cup win for Budleigh and a league win for Town and so it was perhaps fitting that the third, and quite likely final meeting of the season, ended all square.

For Town the point probably means so much more for they went into the game off the back of two heavy defeats to Alphington and Royal Marines AFC and so their confidence is now very much restored as they go into the New Year.

It has not been the kindest of years at Southern Road but performances like the one Dowling's side dished up last weekend lend weight to the view that they are most certianly on the right road now.

For the Robins, they continue to be unbeaten in some two months of Peninsula League action and they also have two big cup quarter finals to contest early in the New Year.


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