Fishermen land important victory over East Budleigh
PUBLISHED: 12:16 14 February 2012
Beer Albion 4:2 East Budleigh
Beer Albion responded to boss Phil Crabb’s pre-match suggestion that the game was a must-win one, by doing just that.
Crabb said: “I was pleased that the players responded to my words as I felt defeat to East Budleigh would have seen us dragged into the scrap to avoid a bottom three finish. We scored four times and, in all honesty could, indeed should, have netted more. At half-time I asked the team to get it wide and it was from that area that our three second half goals came from.”
Matty Rowson and Chris Long were the wingers who served up the match deciding action. It was Rowson who swung over the corner from which Adam Wakeley put the Fishermen ahead. The visitors levelled before the break. In the second half with Long and Rowson running free, further goals arrived from James Melville, John Cooper and Long with East Budleigh bagging a late second.
This Saturday Beer face a daunting trip to title chasing St Martin’s who are unbeaten on their own turf this term. When the pair met in the first weeks of the season at Furzebrake the Exminster side won 3-1 and they remain one of just three teams to leave Beer with the points this season.
Crabb says of the Saturday’s game: “It’ll be tough for they are without doubt one of the best sides in the Division. That said we can travel with confidence as, on our day, we can match the best and it’s always good to test yourself against then top sides at any level of the game.”
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