DIV 2- EAST BUDLEIGH 2 AXMINSTER RES 2
East Budleigh were made to rue missed chances as visitors Axminster grabbed a point with the last kick of the match from the penalty spot.
Budleigh were the better side in the fisrt half and should have been at least three up before the away side nosed infront on 42 minutes.
On the quarter of an hour mark Jacob Rice fired over when set up by Liam West and with the very next attack Budleigh won a free-kick; Taken by Adam Jones, Ryan Britton squared and this time it was Dan Reynolds who also cleared the bar.
Leigh Rice had his corner tipped onto the bar, Josh Whiller had an effort blocked and Britton was also marginally wide of the target.
George Harris and Hugo Demetre came into the action five minutes into the second half and it was a free-kick from Harris that brought the scores level.
The game went through what was a scrappy period, before Budleigh lead ten minutes from time; the influential Harris crossed, Jacob Rice touched on and it was another substitute Nathan Penhallurick that got the final touch.
Budleigh went close to a third; A Harris corner was headed down by Demetre for Jacob Rice who found the side –netting.
Axminster then hit the Budleigh bar before snatching a last gasp equalizer.
This Saturday Budleigh will look to take the positives from this better display when they visit Uplowman.
East Budleigh Reserves lost their unbeaten Division 8 record with 2-1 defeat at Megelake Meadows Culm.
The consolation goal from Budleigh came courtesy of a Mark Bown free-kick which was helped in by Steve Davey.
Budleigh host Pinhoe this Saturday and must play their strongest side if they are going to climb out of this league.