LYME Regis Rovers continued the positive spirit that exists at the Davey Fort as this most difficult of seasons draws to a close with 3-1 win over Perry Street League Division Three basement boys Chard Rangers Reserves.
This was a typical end-of-season encounter played at a near leisurely pace and with dozens of chances going begging.
The visitors, second from bottom in Division Three, with a minus-50 goal difference, added a bit of fun to the proceedings by drawing the positions in which they would play as this was their last game of the season.
The Seasiders’ third string took matters a little more seriously but it was a bit of a stroll in the park.
Pete Peacock opened the scoring in the 11th minute when he drove the ball home from a clever Johnny Day pass, one of a number of good scoring chances the Seasiders had in the opening minutes.
Rangers got back on terms against the run of play when Robbie Fowler was harshly judged to have used his elbow excessively in the penalty box which earned him a yellow card. Lyme’s keeper, Dave Holland, parried the spot kick with an excellent diving save but the ball was blasted into the net by the Rangers’ No 9.
Peacock was always in the thick of things and was rewarded with his second goal in the 62nd minute when he fired the ball home after a goalmouth scramble.
Lyme continued their onslaught on the Rangers’ goal and Scott Meyers completed the 3-1 scoreline in the 70th minute with a rasping drive.
Whilst the Rovers might well have doubled their goal tally with a little more focus, they were happy with another three points to move into fourth place in Division Three with three more games still to play.
The Rovers meet Thorncombe Reserves at home next Saturday (May 19th).
Uplyme finished their season in sixth place in Division One last week with a 4-3 defeat against second placed Farway United.
With one more game to play Charmouth, cemented their fifth place in Division Two with a useful point in a 3-3 draw against South Petherton Reserves.