Writes Mark Auton
East Budleigh Reserves began life in a new league after withdrawing last season and began their campaign with a home draw against Feniton.
Budleigh’s young side played some fine flowing football in the first half with George Harris, Brad Branton, Jack Rowland and Madison Shaw all settling in well.
Unfortunately for Budleigh it was the away side that struck first and but for an excellent tackle from Rory Waite things could have got worse.
Four minutes later Budleigh were level when Ben Wilks tucked the ball neatly past the Feniton stopper.
By the 26th minute Budleigh had turned the game on its head; Branton assisting with another pin point corner for the head of Waite, who headed home a goal is overall display deserved.
Rowland and Harris also went close for Budleigh as the two sides took a well earned break in what were very humid conditions.
In the second half some Budleigh legs tired and it was Feniton who levelled on 63 minutes; Budleigh keeper Drew Shorrock also made a fine block and saw another effort somehow go wide of his righthand post.
Both sides went in search of a winner and it was Wilks who came closest when fed by Branton, his toe poked shot hit the post and was cleared leaving both sides with a share of the spoils.
The Man of the Match award went to Waite for a Budleigh side who visit St Martins on Saturday.