East Budleigh Match Reports 11/04/18


In what was a fast and furious entertaining game it was Bow who came away with the points after a second half comeback.

A brisk start from the league leaders saw Matt Jones clear off his own line, before Liam Matthew had an effort saved at the other end.

Bampton had the better of the first quarter and squandered a couple of good chances until Budleigh stamped their authority on proceedings; In the 28th minute Matthew headed against the bar from a Liam Mabin set piece, Dan Atkinson’s follow up was blocked before Jack Howarth found the back of the net.

Five minutes late Hugo Demetre laid the ball off for Howarth who unleashed a drive that hit the bar; The hard working Jacob Rice picked up the rebound and squared for Atkinson to make it two.

Atkinson then went close again denied by the visiting keeper when set up again by Rice.

In what was a spicy second half the away side got the perfect tonic a minute in pulling one back and ten minutes later had levelled the scores.

Budleigh battled away but, the momentum was now with table toppers Bampton, Joe Day produced a fine block and keeper Dean Rawlings an excellent save, but he was unable to prevent a third goal.

Rawlings did make a fine penalty save low to his right before the end.

 This Saturday Budleigh visit Newtown, whilst the Reserves visit Tedburn St Mary.

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