Brad Rowe breaks wrist again in cup tie

Brad Rowe – broken wrist for a second time.

LYME Regis Reserves were up against an unbeaten Lympstone side who started the game brightly utilising the slope and string winds in this Bill Slee Cup encounter.

An early sweet strike saw Lympstone go one up within 10 minutes that could have sparked a collapse against some sides, but Lyme battled hard played the percentages to keep the scoreline at 1 down into the break.

The second half saw Lyme using the slope well to create some chances and slowly getting a handle on the game.

Lyme equalised with a Brad Rowe flick, recently back from a broken wrist, to give Lyme a chance to push and win the game in normal time.

A goalmouth scramble in the last minute of the game saw Rowe go close and in the process again injuring the same wrist resulting in a substitution (later confirmed to be broken again).

Extra time started with an early goal to Lympstone which was deflected into his own goal by Ben Bowdich. Lyme then took another blow when the solid centra half Mark Batley saw a second yellow for a trip on the lively Lympstone striker.

With 10 men Lyme tried to push but this resulted in more space for Lympstone who were awarded a penalty following a foul by stand in keeper Robbie Fowler.

Despite the defeat Lyme can hold their heads high, especially Callum Taylor who had a superb game at centre half.

Report by Alex Rowe

Woodmead Halls

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