Reserves’ Dorset cup replay at the Davey Fort

LYME Regis Reserves’ first round Dorset Intermediate Cup match away to Merley Cobham Sports on Saturday ended in confusion.

There was no official referee for the fixture so the home side’s manager agreed to officiate with Lyme’s approval.

The match finished in a 1-1 draw and without a league official present to advise, no one knew whether they had to play extra-time or decide the result on penalties.

At one time it was thought that Lyme would have to return to Merley Cobham just to play extra time, as happened, apparently, in one Dorset cup fixture last year.

But common sense has prevailed and it has been ruled that the fixture will be replayed at the Davey Fort tomorrow (Saturday), kick-off 2.30 pm.

Lyme Regis 1st were due to play Exmouth Town 2nds in a Devon & Exeter Premier League at home and the league have asked Exmouth to switch the game to their own ground.

Lyme Regis Rovers, who are placed third in Perry Street Division Three despite losing last Saturday 2-0 to Ilminster Town B, are at home (Woodroffe School) to Hawkchurch in the Daisy Hutchings Cup.

Uplyme, firmly entrenched at the foot of Perry Street Division One, have a tough game away against league leaders Thorncombe in the Division One Cup.

Charmouth have started the season well and should strengthen their second place in Division Two with an away game at Chard Rangers, who are third from bottom in the table.

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Veteran journalist and newspaper manager Philip Evans has worked in the publishing industry for more than half a century. He started out as a reporter for Pulman’s Weekly News as a young man and went on to work for an international publishing company in the UK, South Africa and Australia before returning to Lyme Regis where he is still reporting on local events as he has done for more than 53 years.

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