Millwey held up by cup run

PUBLISHED: 09:00 26 November 2008 | UPDATED: 22:40 15 June 2010

MILLWEY Rise are kicking their heels in the league match department, having played only three so far.

MILLWEY Rise are kicking their heels in the league match department, having played only three so far and face having 18 fixtures left after Christmas with 18 Saturdays - and they are still in all their cup competitions! "Dire is the word," said manager Ian Hall. "It seems to be the price of success in cup matches. We have had a lot of teams cancel on us recently. It is frustrating to say the least." They are hoping to get back on track tonight, under lights at Cullompton, in the Axminster Hospital Cup. FARWAY RESERVES pulled back from a 3-0 deficit against Misterton Res to win 6-3 aet in the second round of the Reg Eglon Cup. Eastlee Park has been too wet to play on for a few weeks but was in great shape for this clash. Against the wind and the terrain Farway were 3-0 down inside 20 minutes but got back to 3-3 at full time, and added three more in the extra spell. Chris Legge was hero of the day, scoring four goals, Greg McCullom and Stuart Liddiard with the others. "I am very pleased with my players," said chirpy boss Rodney Lock. Legge was obvious Man of the Match but Bob Dare had a great game in midfield and it was a good team effort. In another season a 2-1 defeat at the hands of Crewkerne and a 1-0 defeat thanks to Merriott might pass by as just one of those things for FARWAY UTD. But this season things just aren't going their way and they were just two more defeats. Against Merriott though the side were 13 minutes away from a point. "We had spells of looking dangerous, but Merriott became more dominant as the match went on," said manager Andy Baily. "We defended for our lives and did well - in the end a deflected shot beat us, but I have to say that Merriott deserved the win." Baily picked out his two centre halves Matt Williams and Stuart Perry, for their excellent efforts and also praised the non-stop running of Andrew Dimon, playing wide left, who 'must have run 100 miles!' LYME REGIS RESERVES are the club side on form at the moment and their 3-2 win away at Netherbury puts them top of the league, jointly with two other sides. Mark Taylor and Dan Prendeville - the latter with a very well-taken goal - put the side 2-0 up at half time. They took their foot off the gas letting Netherbury in just after the restart but Mark Bailey, playing his first 90 minutes since breaking his foot, scored the third. Netherbury came back again but Lyme felt they were always well held. LYME REGIS 1ST XI need to bounce back from their four game losing run against Misterton at home next week or they could be in for a mediocre season warns boss Rob Thom. They lost 3-1 at home to White Horse in a game that "was there for the taking'. Lyme just shaded the balance of a poor first half but, when Mark Batey was sent off for a second bookable offence in the second, Lyme lost their way for a while. White Horse had chances and Ashley Caddy was called on to make saves before Joe Bond came on as sub with 20 minutes to go and instantly scored from close range for a 1-0 advantage. Lyme tried to protect the lead and were hit on the break. Ben Whittington had to come off and, with 15 minutes to go, former player Ashley Walkey levelled. "Typically for this season, heads went down when there was still every chance we could have got something from the game," said Thom. Another mistake at the back let in a second and, chasing a leveller with 10 men, they were on a hiding to nothing, conceding a third goal. LYME BANTAMS lost 4-0 to a good Beaminster side who won easily.UPLYMe beat Combe 2-1 in Division Two and move to third in the table


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