DIV 2 East Budleigh 1 Thorverton 4
East Budleigh we’re playing catch up from the word go in this fixture, gifting their opponents a two goal start with some sloppy defending.
Midway through the half Budleigh were back in the game; a fine through ball from Liam Mabin picked out Dan Atkinson who lifted a neat finish over the advancing keeper.
Despite the Budleigh goal the away side were having the better of it as Budleigh we’re giving the ball away too m
uch. The back three of Mabin, Steve Hitchcock and Jack England were having to work hard.
Budleigh began the second period with more confidence; England rattled the bar and when Atkinson saw his shot blocked Jacob Rice was unable to keep the rebound below the crossbar.
As Budleigh continued to push it was Thorverton who broke to add a 71st minute third before a fourth six minutes later.
Towards the end Hugo Demetre was marginally wide and when Rice set up Liam West his shot was parried by the visiting stopper.
This Saturday Budleigh are again at home to Uplowman hoping to sign off with a festive victory.
Thorverton Reserves 4 East Budleigh Reserves 2
East Budleigh Reserves made the trip to Thorverton to take on their Reserves and were beaten 4-2.
Two-nil down at the break Tom Christian struck twice for Budleigh, unfortunately the hosts added two more of their own to run out winners.
This Saturday Budleigh are at Cheriton Fitzpaine for another league encounter.