Williams slams home hat-trick

PUBLISHED: 18:32 08 October 2009 | UPDATED: 12:04 10 June 2010

Budleigh Salterton 5, Okehampton 0 SW Peninsula League: A good league start under the new management team headed by Alex Freer was just what the Robins needed - and what they got! It came with a goal in the second minute of the game.

Budleigh Salterton 5, Okehampton 0 SW Peninsula League: A good league start under the new management team headed by Alex Freer was just what the Robins needed - and what they got!

It came with a goal in the second minute of the game. A Scott Howarth cross from the right was met by Khaled Badani and his header was pushed over the bar by the visiting keeper.

From the resulting corner, Paul Rowsell volleyed home from the edge of the area.

Craig Higham went close when he chipped the keeper from 18 yards, only to see the ball drop on to the roof of the net.

Argyle's best effort came on 25 minutes, when Adam Mortimer fired a shot across the face of the goal.

Danny Williams and Pete Grover both missed chances to increase the Robins' lead.

When Christopher Wills brought down Luke Kelsall in the area and was given a straight red. Williams converting the penalty.

Higham then increased the lead with a close-range header on 77 minutes.

Any threat of Okehampton coming back into the game was thwarted by Man of the Match Carl Everest.

Budleigh increased their lead. Kelsall's fierce shot from 18 yards was pushed on to the head of Williams, who made no mistake.

Williams completed his hat-trick with a solo effort.

St Martin's 1,

Brixington Blues 2

Exeter Youth League

After winning their opening two matches 24-0 and 4-0, this was Blues' first proper test of the season and they came out winners in a titanic battle.

Ryan Ellis opened the scoring inside 30 seconds, guiding home Josh Mingo's low cross from close range.

George Catcher had to be at his best with a saving tackle inside his own penalty area in the tenth minute.

Blues doubled their lead on the half hour when Glen Davison smashed a dipping volley from the edge of the box into the top corner.

Blues thought they had a third when James Clarke bundled in Davison's deep cross to the far post, but was ruled offside.

Blues had another goal chalked off when Mingo's header from a corner was disallowed for a foul.

Then it was hearts in mouths time for a nervy final 10 minutes when the defence failed to clear a cross from the right and St Martin's pulled one back.

St Martin's thought they'd equalised in the dying seconds when a huge scramble saw the ball head for the far corner, but Cameron Deighton was on hand to head off the line.


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