LYME Rovers faced potentially fiery local derby against Netherbury in the second round of the Dorset Junior Cup – following a first round bye – that eventually ended up as a fairly routine win.
Rovers generally dominated play and were good value for at least a three-goal win. The first 45 minutes was fairly one-way traffic, pinning Netherbury back for large spells, but lacking the quality in the final third.
Forward partnership Scott Meyers and Pete Peacock caused trouble for the visitors all afternoon, and it was Peacock who opened the scoring on 21 minutes, following a neatly lifted through ball from Fred Thomson.
The second half began as expected, with Netherbury pushing forward quickly. Chris Higgs made an excellent momentum-shifting save from a free-kick ten minutes into the second half, and five minutes later, the Rovers doubled the lead.
Rhys Evans’ whipped corner was brilliantly met on the volley at the near post by the industrious Matt White, for his first goal of the season.
Peacock wrapped up the game with a second, again assisted by Thomson.
Man-of-the-match goes to Pete Peacock for an outstanding work rate in attack and defence, with mentions too for Rhys Evans and Scott Meyers.
An away quarter final against Portland United Youth Panthers now awaits the Rovers on January 4th.
This coming Saturday Rovers are away to Chard Rangers where they will be looking for three points to continue their efforts to gain promotion from the Perry Street league Division Two, having stepped up from Division Three last season.