Rovers back to winning ways

PLAYING a rare game at the Davey Fort tonight, Lyme Regis Rovers bounced back after their 5-0 defeat at the hands on Donyatt United on Saturday with a competent 4-2 victory over Perry Street Division Three rivals Merritt Tornadoes.

The Rovers got off to a cracking start with Peter Peacock and a brilliant header from 15 yards out from Scott Myers giving them a 2-0 lead within 13 minutes.

The visitors pulled one back but just before the internal Jonny Day showed great perseverance to send the Rovers in with a 3-1 advantage.

Matthew Preece with a corking volley added to Lyme’s tally in 76th minute with the Tornadoes grabbing a second shortly before the full-time whistle.

The Rovers still have four more league games and tonight’s three points restores their respectable mid-table position and could see them climb a few places with a positive finish to their season with fourth place still achieveable.

Woodmead Halls
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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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