Seasiders do the treble over Vikings

LYME Regis first team’s quest for Premier football, which looked all but impossible a few weeks ago, took a step closer to reality tonight with a scintillating 4-0 victory over Sidmouth Town 2nds.

In doing so, Sidmouth’s chances of promotion from the Devon and Exeter League Division One took a severe blow.

In fact, if the Seasiders win their five remaining games, admittedly a tall order, the Vikings will be out of the race.

Two goals from Julien Simier and strikes from Fred Parsons and Paul Vine secured the treble  over the senior cup champions, with all goals coming in a storming first half,  and continuing Lyme’s winning streak under caretaker manager Mark Bailey, who took over when morale was pretty low.

And the Seasiders could further improve their chances of staying in the race when they meet bottom club Bickleigh at the Davey Fort on Saturday.

Afterwards, Mark Bailey commented: “It was a great result to complete the treble over the Senior Cup champs. Lyme blew them away in the first half with aggression and pace they simply could not handle.”

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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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