Still work to to for Raleigh
PUBLISHED: 13:45 18 August 2011 | UPDATED: 13:45 18 August 2011
East Budleigh FC 1, Colaton Raleigh FC 2
Colaton Raleigh achieved a fine result against Premier Division opponents East Budleigh last Saturday, writes Ken Woodsford.
With a performance full of pace, sharpness, movement and invention, Raleigh bombarded East Budleigh in a one-sided first half.
Danny Green and Adrian Parr both had efforts tipped round the post, before Damian Armes headed in a Ben Farrington cross after 20 minutes.
Raleigh continued to press forward and, with a little more awareness in the East Budleigh area, could have been out of sight by half time.
Regular substitutions by Raleigh during the second period disrupted their pattern of play, but Armes scored his second goal to make it 2-0 with a fierce cross shot that went in off the keeper.
With their first effort on goal, Si Tuley scored a well-taken goal for East Budleigh with 30 minutes remaining. Raleigh continued to remain strong defensively, and ran out worthy winners 1-2. Special praise for Neil Blake and Scott Newbery, 16, who shared the goalkeeping duties between them.
Happy Colaton Raleigh boss Riki Pitter said: "We can't get complacent and still have work to do, but I'm pleased with how things are shaping up so far".
This Saturday Raleigh are hoping to have a pre -season friendly against a S Devon Premier League team. The Reserves are away to Colyton 2nds.
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