Waite late header banks East Budleigh a point

PUBLISHED: 12:18 06 November 2014 | UPDATED: 12:19 06 November 2014

Rory Waite headed Budleigh a deserved point from their home fixture against Beer last Saturday with just ten minutes remaining, the game ending 1-1, writes Mark Auton.

In the first quarter of the game it was Budleigh keeper Mark Bown who was the busier of the two stoppers as Beer had the better of the play.

The opening goal was disappointingly conceded from a corner just before the half hour and but for a fine save from Bown it would have been two.

Steve Davey was Budleigh’s most creative player setting up Kieron Turrell who was clattered by an oncoming keeper and from his free-kick both Ross Szender and Turrell went close.

Budleigh fought hard in the second half; Joe Rosser’s half chance was saved before Budleigh sent on Jack Morgan and Paul May.

Bown again handled well to keep the away side out, before Budleigh rescued a point; Si Pearce struck an excellent free-kick against the post and before Max Tooby could follow up Beer conceded the corner.

Davey took the resultant in-swinger and it was Waite that headed into the top corner for his first Budleigh goal.

In a dramatic late finish May’s sweetly struck volley was marginally wide, whilst Beer could also have won it themselves but the header from a corner missed Bown’s far post.

For Budleigh, Pearce was steady alongside centre back partner Adam Wheatley and both Waite and Davey worked hard for the cause.

This Saturday Budleigh are again at home when they entertain Bradninch. The First X1 are at Clyst Valley and will hope to return to winning ways (both game’s kick-off at 2.15pm).

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