Little between Premier East contenders in pre-season friendly

LYME Regis 1st and Colyton met in a pre-season friendly at the Chantry Field last night (Thursday) .

The Seasiders started really well despite having a number of players missing.

Colyton went in as big favourites but Lyme had other ideas, creating a number of big chances but were unable to capitalise.

Colyton had one or two moments of their own but somehow the teams went in 0-0 at half-time with Lyme having the better of the half.

The second half was a different story, however, as Colyton gained the upper hand and deservedly took the lead when Gary Knight (who otherwise had a colossal game) attempted to head back to his goalkeeper but inadvertently sent a Colyton striker clean through and he made no mistake slotting past Chris Higgs from close range.

This prompted a strong Lyme response and they deservedly levelled  moments later when Kingsley Wellman bundled the ball home to cap a battling performance at the heart of the Lyme defence.

It was a great battle between two teams harbouring top three hopes in the Devon & Exeter League Premier Division East. Both teams agreed a draw was a fair result.

Colyton start their season on Saturday, September 26th away to neighbours Seaton Town. Lyme ‘s first league fixture is on Sturdy, October 3rd away to Beer Albion.

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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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