Beer Albion Reserves see off East Budleigh Reserves

Beer Albion Reserves swiftly banished the memory of the previous outing’s heavy defeat at Newton St Cyres to bank all three points thanks to a 2-0 Furzebrake success over visiting East Budleigh Reserves, writes Richard Honnor.

Beer started the game brightly and dominated possession throughout a one-sided first half. The visitors however, fought a brave rear-guard action until, on 37 minutes Adam Brewer scored after good work down the left by Jack White and Callum Gribble. Gribble’s shot was only half-cleared and Brewer was on-hand to slot the ball home from close range.

East Budleigh came close to equalising at the start of the second period when a speculative lob hit the cross-bar, but apart from that it was one-way traffic. The visitors were only kept in the game by their veteran centre-back who broke up most of Beer’s attacks and by their keeper who made several fine saves. Just as the home side were beginning to get frustrated at their inability to convert their possession into goals, up popped centre back Robert Adkin with a late header from a Matt Smith free kick to seal the three points for the Albion.

The victory, only the second in nine outings, saw the Fishermen move three places up the Fresha League Division Six table and they sit seventh heading into this weekend’s game at eighth-placed Exwick Villa.

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