Seasiders looking for points after two tough encounters

AFTER two tough away games in the Devon & Exeter Premier Division, Lyme Regis 1sts will be looking to get back to winning ways with a home game against bottom of the table Okehampton Argyle on Saturday (kick-off 2.15pm).

The Seasiders put in a good performance when they lost 2-0 to top-of-the-table Newtown and on Saturday they also conceded four goals at Exwick Villa, who are sitting in second place in the Premier Division, without being outplayed.

An out-and-out striker is still a must if the Seasiders are to keep pace with the front runners and the news that Declan Ellis could return soon from a long-term injury and former club top scorer Joe Bond is expected back from his travels in the New Year will be well received by the Lyme faithful.

Despite their two defeats, Lyme retain sixth place in the table and will be going all out for maximum points against Okehampton.

Then they face another tough encounter when Exeter side Cronies, not the force to be reckoned with they were last season, visit the Davey Fort on Saturday, November 24th.

Manager Gerard Hitchcock was not too despondent about Saturday’s defeat, accepting that Exwick Villa are one of the top sides inn the Premier Division.

He told LymeOnline Sport: “We’ve played two of the top teams in the last two games and we need to make sure we get points against Okehampton. And we are more than capable of giving Cronies a run for their money.”

 

 

 

 

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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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