ANOTHER disciplined and professional performance by Lyme Regis Reserves in a 3-1 win over Sampford Peverell kept the pressure on the front runners in the Devon & Exeter League Division Four and keeps the Seasiders’ promotion hopes very much alive.
Lyme’s second string stay in third place on goal difference, but they are still ten points behind leaders Elmore 2nds, having played one more game.
Lyme went ahead in the first-half through a Sam Bevis volley in worsening weather conditions. They were pegged back in their own half soon after and conceded an unnecessary free kick on the edge of the box which the home team captain rifled into the top of the net.
But Lyme stuck to their task and regained the lead at the end of the first half when Daly Holmes converted from a corner. They then rounded off the scoreline in the second half with another Sam Bevis goal.
Chris Herbst continued his good form while getting back to full-fitness and will be looking to regain his first team place.
Elmore 2nds have opened up a five-point lead at the top of Division Four and still have a game in hand over second placed Alphington 3rds. Lyme trail the Exeter side by five points but have Halwill and Teignmouth hot on their tails, Halwill having two games in hand.
Tomorrow (Saturday) the Reserves travel to bottom side Pinhoe where three points will be essential to mantain their position in the table.