Experienced duo to take over Lyme Reserves

TWO former Lyme Regis players who have played at a higher standard are rejoining the Seasiders to take over the management of the Reserves.

Former goalkeeper Nick Tregale, 58, who had three different spells with the Seasiders, and Darren Stewart, a combative centre-half, will take charge of the club’s second X1 when the new season starts.

Lyme Reserves play in Division Three of the Devon and Exeter League, occupying sixth pave in Division Three when the league was halted by coronavirus.

No indication has been given when the 2020-21 season will commence.

After leaving Lyme after his first stint between the sticks, during which time he won a Dorset Intermediate Cup medal, Tregale went on to play for a number of local clubs including Chard Town. Stewart also played for Chard.

Tregale, whose daughter Jade is a qualified football coach,  also managed the Seasiders’ women’s team, the Lyme Lazers.

Lyme chairman Howard Larcombe told LymeOnline Sport: “We’re very pleased to welcome back Nick and Darren. Both have worn the Lyme shirt with distinction in the past and both have played at a higher level.

“In addition they have experience in the dug out and with coaching too. I know that Mark Bailey and Julien Simier (first team joint managers) and Rob Larcombe (Rovers’ manager) are excited about the appointments.”

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