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.”