Legg's Farway hat-trick

LYME REGIS had their league match with Beaminster cancelled due to icy conditions and weren t too happy about it due to the fixture congestion building up.

LYME REGIS had their league match with Beaminster cancelled due to icy conditions and weren't too happy about it due to the fixture congestion building up.

The Reserves were in action against Farway in the Arthur Gage Cup and it was a real test.

Farway have been unlucky meeting Lyme twice when they have been able to field strong sides and this time probably shaded the possession without looking like scoring.

Lyme had four clear cut chances, scored in the first half and 'deserved to win' according to Farway's Andy Baily.

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Lyme had a penalty saved by keeper Paul Lee who also nabbed the rebound, and Farway had what they considered a good penalty shout turned down.

"We huffed and puffed but didn't pass the ball that well and didn't show much energy and enthusiasm," Baily added.

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Luke Street scored Lyme's goal and Lyme were keen to point out that the match was played in great spirit, as was LYME?BANTAMS Bill Bailey round one cup match with Combe B.

Bantams won 1-0 with a goal from Rhys Patterson.

Millwey Rise Reserves went out of the same cup, losing 5-0 away to Shepton Beauchamp, and all manager Stuart Ellis hopes is that his side learn from their mistakes.

"We just didn't shut them down, we weren't tight enough conceding goals early in both halves," he said.

Millwey were 3-0 down by half time and 5-0 down before they showed any signs of a revival but the high spots of the match were the performances of new young signings Alex Rockett and keeper Matt Lewis, who was having his first match between the posts. "They played well. The goals weren't down to Matt but were due to mistakes outfield."

Ellis was glad this was a cup match and, as of their last nine league fixtures eight are at home, he is hoping to pick up some late points.

It was a tough division two clash against MILLWEY?RISE?for UPLYME and the vistors lost 2-1 after a really close game which should give the Dorset side confidence for the rest of the season.

"If we can play that well away against Millwey then hopefully we should be able to pick up some points and stay up," said spokesman Andy Cleere.

Uplyme played 4,5,1 to combat a tough Millwey and were complimented at half time by the home side for their effectiveness.

But they lost concentration in the last 10 minutes of the first half and conceded two goals, one when two defenders went for the same ball and one when they didn't clear a corner.

Sub Nathan Turner came on to pull one back and Cleere will be looking for all three points away to Hinton St George next Saturday.

FARWAY?RESERVES knocked eight goals past Charmouth Res without reply in Division Four.

They played well and scored four goals in each half. Chris Legg was the star player, notching up a first half hat-trick, Leigh Couch chipping in with the other.

In the second half, Greg McCollom scored two goals Paul Merchant had the goal of the game with an impressive half volley from a full 20 yards out.

Manager Paul Salmon, who says he is quick to criticise but also quick to praise, added two goals but, despite his early celebrations, one of them was disallowed! Next week they are away to Winsham, the top team at the moment although Farway have games in hand.

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