East Budleigh produced an excellent display last Saturday to comprehensively beat opponents Clyst Valley.

Man of the Match for Budleigh was 16 year old George Harris who contiunes to grow in confidence with every game he plays.

In the action from the off a Harris corner almost produced the opening goal, but the away side somehow managed to clear their lines.

Midway through the half Harris did get his reward; A corner from Leigh Rice was cleared as far as Harris who fired in a shot from the edge of the box and into the roof of the net.


As well as a 6-0 win, Skipper Dan Reynolds came away with 7 stitches thanks to a Jack Morgan elbow!

Budleigh continued to produce the better chances; Dan Reynolds set up Jack Greenslade whose shot lacked power and when Hugo Demetre and Harris combined Greenslade saw his header come back off the bar.

Five minutes from half-time it was 2-0; George Harris with the assist for Adam Jones who rose superbly to head in.

After a quiet half Budleigh keeper Mark Bown had to be alert to save with his legs and was also thankful to Jones who made an important headed clearance to preserve Budleigh’s clean sheet at the break.

Six minutes after the interval the game was up for the away side when Rice centred for Britton whose fine first touch and finish made it three.

Goal number four saw Britton return the favour for Rice whose pace and tenacity produced another brilliant finish in off the post.

Both Rice and Britton were involved in a 65th minute fifth finished by the left foot of Greenslade at the far post.

Greenslade completed a brace and the scoring on 73 minutes with a clever finish when set up by Britton.

On a good afternoon for Budleigh Darren Everest slotted in well at right back in his first game since transferring from neighbours Budleigh Salterton.

This Saturday Budleigh will hope for more of the same at Exeter University.


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