Lyme Res' second half goal fest

PUBLISHED: 10:00 05 November 2008 | UPDATED: 14:48 20 April 2010

LYME REGIS Reserves enjoyed a second half goal fest against visiting Catterick in the Dorset Junior Cup, winning 10-4. Catterick.

LYME REGIS Reserves enjoyed a second half goal fest against visiting Catterick in the Dorset Junior Cup, winning 10-4. Catterick, who had struggled to get a side together, made the trip with 10 men and gave Lyme a shock in the first half. Brothers Andrew and Gerard Hitchcock scored for a 2-1 advantage at the break, but in the second half Catterick tired and Lyme forged ahead. The Hitchcocks both scored again, Steve Batey added two, sub Alex Hughes got on the scoresheet but the star of the day was Dan Prendeville who scored a hat-trick. "It was disappointing to concede three more goals, we could have been tighter at the back," said 1st XI boss Rob Thom. "I guess we relaxed a bit but we are in the quarter finals now and hoping for a nice draw." Prendeville was Man of the Match with Andrew Hitchcock and Batey also impressing. LYME 1ST XI needed to get the points away at South Petherton as their Somerset rivals were also languishing mid-table after a less than perfect start to the league season. Petherton started well and went 1-0 up, their pace up front proving tricky for Lyme to deal with. "For the next 15 minutes, they battered us. Ashley Caddy made some good saves and they had the miss of the season," said Thom. "The shot hit the bar and flew up in the air where the wind caught it. Caddy was only able to parry it straight to their striker who had an open goal in front of him. Somehow he sliced the ball off the far post and away." After 30 minutes Lyme levelled through Rob Thompson, the striker's sixth goal of the season, from a Joe Bond cross. A defensive error let Petherton in to take the lead but Ben Morgan spun a defender in midfield and got the ball through to Bond who scored. It looked set for 2-2 at half time but Lyme nudged ahead when Morgan pinched the ball off a dithering midfield and flicked it over for Bond to nip in and score. After the break Lyme stopped Petherton from scoring for 25 minutes, Caddy making two good long range saves, but with 10 minutes to go Lyme were feeling the effects of muddy ground and a large pitch and Petherton levelled. "It was a good, fair game," said Thom. "I am happy with that but we will have to work on not conceding goals!" LYME BANTAMS had picked out Netherbury as one of the teams they could get a result against but they had to think again after being beaten 4-1. But they were still in the game at half time, being 2-1 down after a goal from Simon Flux. Both Netherbury goals were errors in what were very difficult goalkeeping conditions. Lyme 1st XI have the long trip to Ferndown on Saturday in the Dorset Intermediate Cup. There were also plenty of goals for MILLWEY RISE RESERVES who won 8-0 away at Combe. They were 4-0 up at half time and a goal in each half was an own goal under pressure. Gary Venn scored a hat-trick, Mark Pike 2, and Steve Hall 1. "Credit to their goalkeeper," said manager Stuart Ellis. "He played a blinder and had a lot to do." FARWAY UTD are enduring a terrible spell and lost 5-1 to Beaminster. "I've been here before," said boss Andrew Baily. "It just happens when nothing goes right for you and every half chance is converted by the opposition." Baily's luck at the moment is a bit worse than most. His family car was in for repair after a minor prang last week - but got written off by the flash floods at Ottery St Mary. Against Beaminster, Farway had a bright start and really competed for the first half, despite letting in "the softest goal you ever saw" in the first minute. Farway had a penalty appeal turned down and a goal disallowed before Beaminster broke and got a second. Andrew Dimond made it 2-1 just before half time. "After the break, the wind blew, the rain lashed down and we didn't defend set pieces. It was very demoralising," Baily added. UPLYME drew 3-3 with Perry Street Reserves.


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