FOLLOWING a disappointing result in their last game, a 3-2 defeat by the University of Exeter 2nds, Lyme Regis 1st team bounced back with a resounding victory over Hatherleigh, who are second from bottom in the Devon & Exeter Premier Division.
In the game at Uni Lyme squandered three crucial points in the tight contest at the top of the Premier after going into a 2-0 lead but then conceding three headed goals from set-pieces.
Despite having four games cancelled due to the weather in the last eight weeks, Lyme are well up with their fixtures but can’t afford any further slip-ups if they are going to maintain their challenge for Premiership honours.
There were certainly no banana skins at Hatherleigh where Lyme were always in control with their goals coming from a Joe Bond hat-trick, two from Craig Every, his first for the Seasiders, and a Rob Fellingham strike.
Despite this resounding win, the Seasiders stay in third place in the Premier Division, with Okehampton Argyle still leading the table, eight points ahead of Feniton. Lyme trail Feniton by two points but they have two games in hand over the Devon side.
With games in hand, Exeter Cronies, Bampton and Beer Albion are all challenging for top places.
This coming Saturday the Seasiders meet University of Exeter 2nds at home and will be anxious to avenge their recent defeat by the students (kick-off 2pm).