Lyme's nap hand
PUBLISHED: 10:00 01 April 2009 | UPDATED: 23:18 15 June 2010
LYME REGIS made the most of Farway's out-of-form season by winning 5-0 in their match at East Lee Park.
LYME REGIS made the most of Farway's out-of-form season by winning 5-0 in their match at East Lee Park. But Farway had what manager Andy Baily thought was a 'stonewall penalty' appeal turned down early on, albeit, he added: "Paul Merchant made the most of it!" Lyme had chances to be three or four goals to the good in the first half an hour but fluffed two chances while Farway keeper Phil Woodley not only saved a penalty, but held on to the rebound as well. "Even against the wind Lyme dominated," Baily added. Lyme scored right at the death of the half, Adam Caddy firing home to the top corner with his left foot. After the break Lyme pushed on. A quick throw in found Adam Caddy unmarked and he volleyed home from an acute angle. Fred Thompson got the third after Rob Thompson's shot was parried. Caddy completed his hat-trick, flicking the ball home at the near post and Will Thompson came off the bench to score the fifth. "It is a shame to see Farway in the doldrums," said Lyme boss Rob Thom. "But they didn't give up without a fight." Adam Caddy was Lyme's Man of the Match, Fred Thompson worked hard up front and Aaron Cleal also caught the eye. Lyme will have a hand in the final league placings as they still have to play all five teams above them in the table. Lyme Reserves' Dan Prendeville was on goalscoring form yet again but he couldn't keep them from being knocked out of the Daisy Hutchings Cup quarter finals 4-1 by Pymore. Lyme could have had the match sewn up by half time, but Pymore came back after the break. They levelled when a shot skidded off the wet grass following a downpour, hit Jed Whittington in the chest, hit the post and, Lyme thought, was cleared, but a goal was given. It wasn't all over then as Neil Baker missed a match-winning chance with an open goal. Pymore went on to win 4-1 in extra time. MILLWEY RISE have played Ilminster Town three times and have lost three times, this time 2-0 in the Jack Venn Cup semi finals. Ilminster were quick to take stock of, and deal with, Millwey's game plan. Ilminster were 1-0 up at the break but keeper Nick Tregale saved a penalty and was again Man of the Match. After the break, Mike Knight went close and Millwey were still in with a shout but Ilminster dug in. They got another penalty which saw Phil Garrett booked - but ballooned the shot and Millwey were still hanging on. Lee Mears, who manager Ian Hall really rates, scored late on. "It could have been a lot worse. They are the fittest side we have played," he commented. Millwey have a six pointer this weekend against Perry Street away - then they have a run of nine home games! MILLWEY RESERVES beat Hinton St George 2-1, despite going 1-0 down.Scott Featherstone is claiming the equaliser and Millwey had plenty of chances. "We got frustrated," said manager Stuart Ellis. "And the more frustrated we got, the more wayward our shots became!" In the 90th minute Mark Pike got the all important winner, leaving Ellis very pleased with the second half performance. FARWAY RESERVES lost 4-2 to top of the league Misterton away and were still in at 2-1 and 2-2 with goals from Chris Legg and Rhys Hagan. "With 20 minutes to go I was happy with that," said manager Rod Lock. Chris Haines was Man of the Match for his efforts in defence. Lock also gave credit to the female referee.