Tuley at the double as Jays bounce back to winning ways

PUBLISHED: 14:24 11 January 2011

East Budleigh first team line up. Photo by Simon Horn. Ref exsp 2794-40-10SH

East Budleigh first team line up. Photo by Simon Horn. Ref exsp 2794-40-10SH


Simon Tuley bagged a brace as East Budleigh quickly bounced back to winning ways and re -gnited their Division One promotion push, writes Mark Auton.

EAST Budleigh returned to winning ways with a hard fought, odd goal in five victory, at Sidbury, to keep the pressure on leaders Morchard Bishop, writes Mark Auton.

It was Budleigh who took the lead when Dave Evans drilled in a fine finish after being set up by former East Budleigh player-manager Dave Cockayne who is also now an Exeter City Youth Coach.

It proved to be anything but –plain sailing from thereon in for Budleigh as the home side had a good spell before the break in which they levelled things up going into half-time.

Budleigh came out for the second half with confidence, but somewhat against the run of play it was Sidbury that struck the next blow to lead for the first time.

To their credit Budleigh battled back and it was the ever impressive Simon Tuley that managed a brace of goals with two tidy finishes to turn the game on its head once again.

Budleigh could then of added to the score, but they were also thankful to Hugo Demetre who cleared another hosts effort off the line.

This was a fine team display from Budleigh, with Tuley was nominated Man of the Match, closely followed by Tim Whiteoak.

Next up sees Budleigh this Saturday entertain a struggling Honiton Town side who have yet to win a game after two draws and ten defeats in their Division One campaign so far this term.

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