MATCHES between neighbouring Lyme Regis and Colyton are usually evenly matched and so it was when the Seasiders travelled over the Devon border for their first Devon & Exeter League Premier East enocounter with Lyme playing the better football and dominating territorially but Colyton looking more like scoring with their counter attacks.
Colyton took the lead against the run of play after half an hour when Lyme failed to clear a long throw and Jake Collier fired home after keeper Chris Higgs had smothered the first shot brilliantly.
The second half followed much the same pattern with the Seasiders continuing to miss chances and the home team doubled their lead when Higgs inexplicably fumbled a weak free-kick spilling it straight into the path of Callum Somers to tap home from a yard.
Higgs made amends moments later with a brilliant one-on-one save from Somers. Lyme got themselves back in it with 25 minutes to play when Brad Rowe nodded home from close range to finish off the move of the match.
Lyme continued to push for the equaliser but were caught out again as Billy Knox rounded of the scoring with a tidy finish from a tight angle. Lyme will feel hard done by but learn lessons from the defeat.
This was only the Seasiders’ second game of the season and they will need to sharpen up in front of goal to stay in touch with the early leaders in the Premier East Division with Feniton topping the table having won all five of the games so far. This coming Saturday Lyme play host at the Davey Fort to second placed Dawlish (kick-off 3 pm).