Bude Town endured a frustrating afternoon away at Peninsula newcomers Bere Alston on Saturday, where they twice led, but left The Down pointless after conceding with the last kick of the game.
The day started brightly for the Seasiders as they were quick out of the blocks and were well on top when Benj Bryant broke the deadlock after ten minutes with a fine run and finish. However Bude seemed to take their foot off the gas after scoring. It was in the 38th minute that they let the home side back into it, when some poor defending allowed a Bere Alston striker time in the box to drill home from 12 yards. The second half saw both teams create chances and with the game in the balance Paul Banks curled a precise finish over the Bere Alston keeper to put Bude back in front with 20 minutes remaining.
The lead lasted until the 80th minute when again a lapse in concentration allowed the home side to draw level. Time and space was allowed to a Bere Alston striker who found the bottom corner with his finish. A frantic finale saw both sides create plenty of chances to win the game with the away side squandering at least three good opportunities to grab the points. However it was the home side who were to have the last word in the 94th minute when a Bude attack broke down with men committed a superb 60 yard ball from right back was brought down by the Bere Alston striker only to be scythed down by Josh Allen in the box. The ensuing penalty was despatched to give Bere Alston their first points of the season and a hard fought victory.
Bude MOM - Benj Bryant