Feniton and Lyme Regis share entertaining draw
- Credit: Lyme Regis Football Club
The Joma Devon & Exeter League made its belated return to action on Saturday with league tables revised after some clubs opted not to restart until next season.
The cumulative effect for those in Premier Division East was just five teams remaining to fight it out for the spoils and the action kicked off with a cracker, as second-placed Lyme Regis held Feniton to a riveting 2-2 draw.
It was the home side that started brighter, grabbing the lead on 11 minutes, when Tyler Wellman rose to head in the opener after a clever corner routine.
Fenny responded well and created three decent chances but understandable rustiness in front of goal kept Lyme in front at the interval.
Max Cooper must have had extra sugar in his half-time cuppa, as the Fenny forward emerged from the break with two goals that turned the game on its head.
The leveller came after an excellent assist from Oscar Walsh, giving Cooper time to rifle home and the second was a marvellous solo effort, lashing a fabulous strike into the bottom corner from distance.
Lyme Regis regrouped and were initially denied an equaliser by a brave block from Charlie Selley, but the hosts would not be denied, securing a point from an own goal after another dangerous corner delivery.
Feniton next play at home to Dawlish United on April 17, while Lyme Regis return to action with a trip to Chard Town Reserves on April 21.
Elsewhere in the top division, Kentisbeare beat Dawlish United 4-0.
In Division 1 East, East Budleigh defeated Dunkeswell Rovers 6-3, Clyst Valley Reserves and Lympstone shared a 1-1 draw, and Exmouth Rovers beat Otterton 2-1 on Saturday.
Rovers were also in action on Easter Monday, thrashing Teignmouth Reserves 6-0, while Lyme Regis Reserves went even better, crushing Otterton 8-0.
Axminster Town Reserves were another side to take on two games over the Easter weekend, starting with a 1-1 draw at Millwey Rise in Division 2 East. The Tigers followed that with a 3-0 win at Feniton Reserves on Monday. Fenny had lost 5-1 to Cranbrook two days earlier.