Diamond geezers at Farway FC

PUBLISHED: 13:30 24 September 2008 | UPDATED: 22:22 15 June 2010

Councillor Barry Nicholson cuts the ribbon to open Farway's refurbished changing rooms.

Councillor Barry Nicholson cuts the ribbon to open Farway's refurbished changing rooms.

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FARWAY didn't have a match on Saturday due to a wedding in the club but they have been celebrating the refurbishment of their changing rooms and the 60th year of being Farway Utd.

FARWAY didn't have a match on Saturday due to a wedding in the club but they have been celebrating the refurbishment of their changing rooms and the 60th year of being Farway Utd. All previous club players are invited to attend a get together at the village hall on October 18 - tickets need to be booked and for more information contact Andy Baily on (01404) 871 215. Farway Reserves lost their home record of being unbeaten for two years and a match when they went down 5-4 to Charmouth Reserves. Manager Rodney Lock said: "It had to happen but it was a shame in this match as I felt we didn't deserve to lose." Farway were 2-0 up inside 20 minutes with goals from John Matheson and Greg McCullom. By half time though it was 3-2 to Charmouth and, despite two second half strikes from Darren Cooke and Chris Legg, they couldn't get back on terms. Euan Carnelly in goal was hero last week, but had a bit of an off day this time. Man of the Match honours were shared between Cooke and Bradley Knight, 16, who literally ran himself into the ground at the left of midfield. Lyme Regis looked set to collect all three points against Combe St Nicholas away, but a goal in the last minute put paid to that. "I am wondering what we have to do to win a match," said manager Rob Thom, who couldn't fault his side for effort or skill. they were unfortunate not be be awarded a goal from an early Mike Legg strike which hit the underside of the bar and Thom thought crossed the line but the ref was unsighted. Rob Thompson made it 1-0 by half time, getting on the end of a free kick from 20 yards out. Combe didn't get out of their half much in the second period. Thom was delighted with the performance of Dominic McAllister, 18, and the efforts of Man of the Match Dominic Rowe at centre half. Combe got a bit more confident late on but the leveller was a flukey goal which pitched over keeper Ashley Caddy off the striker's shin. Lyme Reserves beat the promoted Chard Utd side 3-1, Will Thompson converting a penalty given when Ben Morgan was brought down. In the second half two goals were scored after a tricky first 15 minutes had been endured. Andrew Hitchcock came on and got the side playing the ball around more. Steve Batey and Phil Legg put Lyme 3-0 up, Chard scoring in the last 10 minutes. Lyme Bantams got a bit of a hammering, losing 7-0 to a more street-wise Norton side. Jimmy Larcombe in goal was Man of the Match, saving the score from being any higher. Millwey Rise 1st XI beat Dowlish and Donyatt 3-1 away while their Reserves enjoyed a terrific 5-0 victory over Crewkerne - a side they couldn't beat last year. Adam Phillips, Matthew Hunt and Gary Venn, 3, were the scorers with Man of the Match Peter Hoare, who played out of position at centre back. Uplyme drew 2-2 away at Drimpton in a tight game that was nip and tuck throughout. It was 1-1 at half time, and goals were scored by Gavin Fowler and Mark Fowkes. Keeper Lloyd Cleal had a great game in goal, making at least a couple of crucial saves.


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