Fine start to new season for Budleigh Salterton AFC Under-18s

Budleigh Salterton Football Club Under-18s have made a winning start to the new Devon League season with victories over Twyford Spartans and Feniton in their first two outings.

First up they entertained Twyford Spartans at Greenway Lane and the young Robins began well, writes SpursTom.

They carried a threat in the form of Ryan Daffin down the right wing and it came as no surprise when Ryan Fell turned home a pass from Jack Bungay to open the scoring.

The Mid Devon-based side hit back and only a brilliant save by Robins goalkeeper Ryan Bowyer denied them a share of the spoils at half-time.

It was Twyford who came out of the blocks quickest after the break, forcing a few corners, but becoming frustrated as they could not force a breakthrough.

They gave away a free-kick on 63 minutes and, when the ball was floated into a crowded area, Ryan Daffin smashed it home to make it 2-0.

The game was getting feisty, but surprisingly only one yellow card was shown throughout.

Budleigh wasted too many set pieces, both before and after Nat Hawkins had added a third from a Sam Diprose through-pass.

That was the final goal of the match, so a good 3-0 start for the Robins, whose Man of the Match was defender Ryan Fell.

For their second game, the young Robins made the short trip to Acland Park for an East Devon derby meeting with Feniton where they made a flying start with Ryan Daffin scoring in the very first minute.

The lead was doubled mid-way through the half by Jack Bungay, but a good home side were back in it before the break courtesy of a well struck penalty.

The second-half action was end-to-end, but both defences looked solid throughout and so further chances were at a premium at either end and the game ended as it had been at half-time, 2-1 in favour of the young Robins.

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