Eighth time lucky

PUBLISHED: 16:40 20 January 2009 | UPDATED: 22:55 15 June 2010

IT WAS a case of at the eighth time of asking when Lyme Regis finally managed to play their Dorset Junior Cup tie at Shaftesbury.

IT WAS a case of 'at the eighth time of asking' when Lyme Regis finally managed to play their Dorset Junior Cup tie at Shaftesbury.

The tie was originally scheduled for two months ago and, after seven cancellations, it was eventually played at the home of the Dorset League side and Lyme claimed a place in the last eight thanks to a 7-3 win.

Joint player manager Gerard Hitchock (2), Mark Bailey (2), Andrew Hitchcock, Steven Batey and an own goal made up the winners' scorers.

Farway's Premier Division game at home to South Petherton met a watery grave and next up for Andy Baily's side is a trip on Saturday to Combe Reserves who won the reverse fixture at Farway 3-1 on October 11.

Baily says: "They (Combe Reserves), are a tidy young side and certainly enjoying a good season so I would be delighted if we could take something from Saturday's game; a point would do nicely, please."

Farway could certainly do with the point for they go into the game sitting in one of the two relegation berths with only basement dwellers Winsham below them in the table.

Farway reserves were no match for Crewkerne Rangers in their semi-final meeting in the Reg Eglon cup, a game that Rangers won 7-0.

Uplyme suffered the agony of conceding two late goals and so exiting the Jack Venn Cup, beaten 4-3 at home by Shepton.

The visitors had raced into a two-goal lead but James Beddows halved the deficit before the break and second half goals from Dean Churchill and a Gavin Fowler penalty, looked to have booked the side a third round place but Shepton levelled with 10 minutes left and pinched a winner in the final minutes.

By Stephen Birley

Perry Street League football

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