DIV 8 East Budleigh Reserves 5 Sandford 3
East Budleigh Reserves completed a league double over opponents Sandford last Saturday, but were made to work hard riding their luck on a number of occasions after taking an early 3 goal lead.
Dan Atkinson struck first from the penalty spot on fifteen minutes for Budleigh who doubled the advantage through Joe Walker; Receiving the ball from Steve Davey, he controlled before lifting a shot over the keeper and into the far corner.
Budleigh keeper Jake Devine made a smart tip over before Mark Bown made it three; Once again from inside his own half Bowns free-kick bounced awkwardly in front of the Sandford stopper who could only help it into the net.
At this stage Budleigh became a bit complacent and Sandford were knocking the ball round well pulling one back in the 38th minute and could also have scored again before the break.
Chances were coming and going at both ends after the interval; The returning Tom Christian from neighbours Budleigh Salterton had a sighter of goal on no less than three occasions.
Sandford made it 3-2 on the hour before Kai Guise restored Budleighs two goal advantage.
Guise added his second and Budleigh’s fifth providing an accomplished finish from Davey’s through ball.
There was still time for the away side to add another.
This Saturday Budleigh have an away fixture at Central.
DIV 2 Exeter University 3rd s 5 East Budleigh 1
Budleigh began well in their match up with the students of Exeter, but it was the home side who scored first.
Ben Rowland brought Budleigh level from the spot before the Exeter side took control to increase their lead to 3-1 by half-time.
Budleigh were better in the second period with Hugo Demetre coming close when hitting the crossbar.
University scored twice more To complete the victory.
This Saturday Budleigh will hope for better luck when they host Newton Popplleford at Vicarage Road.