Budleigh AFC ladies suffer 4-1 defeat to Liverton United in first home league game of new season

Budleigh Salterton Football Club ladies lost 4-1 to Liverton United in their first home Westward Developments Devon Women’s League game of the new season, writes SpursTom.

The visitors pitched up at Greenway Lane sporting a perfect 100 per cent record this season having also notched no fewer than 20 goals in their first three outings.

They made a bright start and took an early lead. In the opening exchanges the Robinettes were mainly on the back foot and they suffered a blow when young defender Kayleigh Roberts sustained a head injury that meant she could take no further part in the match.

The stoppage to treat the unfortunate Budleigh player lasted several minutes and, in the time added on at the end of the half, Liverton struck twice more to lead 3-0 at the interval.

The visitors began the second-half on the front-foot and the clear difference between the teams was the crisper passing of, and movement off the ball, by the Liverton players.

However, Budleigh, to their credit, battled hard and pulled a goal back on 61 minutes.

A free-kick was delivered into a crowded area where Louise Webmore turned the ball home, netting her first Budleigh goal in the process.

There was to be one further goal with that being a late penalty for the visitors to round off the scoring.

Robinettes goalkeeper Maddie Walsh played very well and was perhaps unlucky to be pipped to the Player of the Match award by the equally impressive Katie Worsley.

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