Lyme earn bragging rights

PUBLISHED: 10:00 29 October 2008 | UPDATED: 22:33 15 June 2010

Uplyme and Lyme Regis are about as close as neighbouring teams can get and they met in Daisy Hutchings Cup action at Uplyme, writes Lee Glanville.

Uplyme and Lyme Regis are about as close as neighbouring teams can get and they met in Daisy Hutchings Cup action at Uplyme. Lyme Regis got the bragging rights this time winning 6-2. "Uplyme are a league below but that doesn't mean anything, it's a bit of a needle match" said 1st XI boss Rob Thom. "It is a bit mix and match between the two clubs, a lot of ex-Lyme players are there." The first half was a tight affair, and Uplyme took the lead with a goal from Graham White. Defender Mark Taylor got on the end of a long throw to level and they went 2-1 up with a goal from Ben Walters. Uplyme's chairman Gavin Fowler popped up to equalise and it was Lyme's player-manager Gerard Hitchcock who put the side 3-2 ahead by half time. Playing down the slope the second half belonged more to Lyme. Ben Walters went on to complete a hat-trick, his first for the club and Hitchcock added another for a 6-2 victory. Lyme 1st Xi had also enjoyed a good win, beating Beaminster 7-1 in league action. "They were poor and we were excellent," said Thom. But, poor or not, Lyme still had to put those chances away, and the match ended up being a real confidence booster for Lyme's upcoming run of three tough fixtures. Rob Thompson slid the first goal under the keeper and Adam Caddy's 20 yarder that the keeper spilt was converted by Will Thompson. Mark Batey's 35 yard shot skimmed the ground before settling in the bottom corner of the net for a 3-0 half time lead. At half time the message was "no complacency, and keep a clean sheet'. Young Aaron Cleal got the fourth - his first goal for the 1st XI, off an Adam Caddy cross and Caddy's quick throw over a defender set up Will Thompson for a left footed shot. Changes were made with 15 minutes to go. Ben Morgan came on up front. A misjudged through ball which Steve Brandon chested, then swivelled to strike and score vetoed the clean sheet hopes, but, spurred on, Morgan's shot was tapped in by Adam Caddy. Two fantastic saves preceded another from Thompson, who completed his hat-trick. With the promise of a happy hour should all three teams win, players were disappointed that the Bantams lost. But they need to focus on league safety and this 7-1 defeat at the hands of Crewkerne Res is definitely one to forget. Dave Langdon scored in the second half. FArway boss Andy Baily needs a touch of the Harry Redknapp effect. His team continue to show spirit and play well but just can't find the winning touch. They lost 3-1 to Ilminster Town Reserves. "What excuse do I use this week? We are still playing ok, but obviously it's just not quite good enough. We had two freaky goals scored against us and one well worked one," said Baily. A great goal from Scott Burrough pulled the score back to 2-1 but then they let in another when an Ilminster striker sent in a cross from the left which hit his shin pad and flew into the net! Millwey Rise beat Forton Rangers Reserves 2-0 and, but for some fantastic defending, would have been clear by half time. In the event they were just 1-0 up, Gary Venn scoring in the 37th minute. In the second half Millwey weathered a storm without looking like conceding a goal and Venn finished things off with a second goal. "We were really pleased to have our first clean sheet of the season," said boss Ian Hall. Veteran defender Peter Hall, 41, the manager's brother, was Man of the Match. "There is no room for complacency," Hall added. " We have a match against Hinton this week and I think they'll be a big, burly, physical side." Millwey Reserves won their Bill Bailey Cup match against Beaminster on penalties, the full time score ending 0-0. "It was a real tough match between evenly balanced teams," said boss Stuart Ellis. "We played three at the back and five in midfield which helped." It was the first time he had managed a side which endured the penalty scenario. "It is a weird way to decide a good game," he added. Penalties were scored by Peter Hoare, Jimmy Harvey, Matt Beatty, Keith Forsey and Sam Burke. Adam Phillips missed one, the Millwey keeper saved one and the sides were level 4-4. Forsey scored and Beaminster missed their next. "Not bad - we're third in the league and have knocked the top side out of a cup competition!" Ellis added. Saturday, November 1Dorset Junior Cup, Round 2 (2.00pm): Lyme Regis Res v Catterick; Piddletrenthide United v Drimpton; Pymore v Stourpaine Res; Thorncombe v White Horse Res.All matches listed below kick off at 2.30pmPremier Division: Beaminster v Farway United; Combe St Nicholas Res v Ilminster Town Res; Crewkerne v Winsham United; Misterton v Merriott Rovers; South Petherton v Lyme Regis; White Horse v Perry Street.Division One: Chard Town Colts v Barrington; Merriott Rovers Res v Charmouth; Netherbury v Chard United; West & Middle Chinnock v Chard Rangers.Division TwoDowlish & Donyatt v Forton Rangers Res; Ilminster Town Colts v South Petherton Res; Millwey Rise v Hinton St George; Perry Street Res v Uplyme; Shepton Beauchamp v Combe A.Division Three: Chard Rangers Res v Hawkchurch; Combe B v Millwey Rise Res; Hinton St George Res v Beaminster Res; Luso-Chard v Shepton B Res; Lyme Bantams v Netherbury Res; Norton Athletic v Crewkerne Res.Division Four: Chard Utd Res v Ilminster Town A; Charmouth Res v Thorncombe Res; Farway Utd Res v Misterton Res; FC First v Crewkerne Rangers; Hawk Res v Barrington Res; Winsham United Res v Fivehead United.

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