Beer Reserves make cup progress with Lympstone victory

PUBLISHED: 08:52 16 September 2015 | UPDATED: 08:52 16 September 2015

Football flag. Ref exsp 7256-33-15SH. Picture: Simon Horn

Football flag. Ref exsp 7256-33-15SH. Picture: Simon Horn


Beer Albion reserves struggled for much of their Devon Intermediate Cup first round match at the Furzebrake, but still came out on top, beating Lympstone Reserves 2-1, writes Peter White.

After their 6-0 demolition of Silverton the previous week, they struggled to come to terms with a big physical Lympstone side who scored a breakaway goal with ten minutes on the clock, the Fishermen caught out by a long ball over the top of the defence.

Beer were struggling to control the ball, with an unusual number of passes going astray, but slowly came back into the match during the second half. However, the game changed in the final 15 minutes with a Lympstone player given his marching orders, a second caution for dissent following one for a dangerous tackle.

This seemed to galvanise the Albion, and they equalised with ten minutes left, a Simon Smith corner kick somehow eluding all the Lympstone defence and ending up in the back of the net.

Beer were now firmly on top, and with two minutes left on the clock, Jack White popped up to slide the ball under the Lympstone keeper for a hard earned 2-1 victory and place in the second round draw.

Beer Reserves will be entertaining the Furzebrake faithful again this coming Saturday with a home league fixture against Feniton Reserves. The match sponsored by Rock Villa Off Licence and Beer Post Office.

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