Lyme reach another cup semi
PUBLISHED: 09:00 13 February 2008 | UPDATED: 21:30 15 June 2010
LYME REGIS don't seem to have had any easy cup matches and this time they went to extra time against Ilminster Town Reserves.
LYME REGIS don't seem to have had any easy cup matches and this time they went to extra time against Ilminster Town Reserves. After last week's clash Lyme had a slightly weaker side and Ilminster had some players back, leading to a tough clash. Lyme manager Rob Thom started Joe Bond who has been on the bench without a game for a couple of weeks. Lyme were 1-0 up by half time, but not until the 44th minute when Will Thompson headed across the box and Ben Whittington scored. Thom said: "We had been the better side, and I was hoping we wouldn't be lured into sitting on the advantage. "But we lost Dom Rowe with a hamstring injury and shortly afterwards lost the ball in midfield. Ilminster swept up through the field and scored." Thompson and Neil Baker went close before Bond went off with a back injury. Bantams' striker Rory Holmes came on and looked lively but it was 1-1 at the end of normal time. After the restart Mark Bailey managed to lob the keeper but Ilminster came straight back and, when Lyme didn't defend a throw in, they scored. Both teams were looking tired but Adam Caddy hit the bar with a shot and Ben Whittington was on hand to fire home the rebound. Neil Baker wrapped up the 4-2 win with a 20 yard effort. Thom thought it a good day at the office as not only were they in another cup semi final but results went their way in the league too. Lyme Reserves' match was called off by Pymore due to changing room problems and the Bantams had a free week. Farway Reserves bounced back with a 6-2 victory over Hawkchurch and then lost to the side's first team in Carlisle Cup action on Sunday. Chris Legg was the star, scoring a first half hat-trick and setting up two other goals. His strikes were split by a 25 yard scorcher from Luke Hardy. Farway were 4-1 up by half time, but had trouble after the break playing into the low sun. Hawkchurch got a goal back before Tom Gordon opened his account for the club after playing in just a handful of games. Dan Edwards tapped in the next and Hawkchurch scored at the death. Legg and Hardy were terrific. Hardy was much missed the following day when Farway Res met Hawkchurch first team in the Carlisle Cup. Graham Barton played tirelessly but Farway lost 2-0. Boss Salmon thought Chris Haines tackled like a tank and had a brilliant game. Farway 1sts called on former keeper Nick Allen to help them out against White Horse. He had a blinder, despite barely having played for three years, and Farway won 3-2. They had to fight all the way though after a jittery start gave White Horse the early lead. Fortunately their keeper fluffed a save from Simon Lane's shot and they were back level and 2-1 up at half time when Man of the Match Ben Williams scored. In the second half Farway thought they had a cast iron penalty when Williams was brought down but the ref ruled otherwise and, for a while, Farway were under the cosh. Manager Andy Baily said: "They are a really good footballing side if you let them play." They almost equalised when an Allen save saw the ball parried out into open play but the White Horse striker missed the open goal. Immediately Farway were back at the other end and scored when Steve Hallett's shot was deflected round the keeper by Dan Williams. "They still came back and scored a cracker with seven minutes left which kept us on our toes," Baily added.