Rovers keep third place despite 2-0 defeat

LYME Regis Rovers travelled to Ilminster Town B full of confidence with a top three position in Perry Street Division Three but came away nursing a 2-0 defeat.

There were no goals in the first half although the Rovers had a few chances despite the howling wind.

After the break the Lyme defence switched off for a while and conceded on the 55th minute followed by an Ilminster free-kick which was deflected past the Lyme keeper, Mike Westlake.

The home side also had a third goal disallowed for an own goal.

With their only sub already used, Lyme went down to ten men when Niall Davies, enjoying a good season, was stretchered off with a broken ankle and expects to be out for several weeks.

Freddie Andrews, 16, who was making his debut for a senior Lyme team, looked dangerous on the left wing and deserved his man-of-the-match accolade from joint manager Rob Larcombe.

Despite this defeat the Rovers keep their third place in the table and this coming Saturday they are at home (Woodroffe School) to Hawkchurch in the Daisy Hutchings Cup.

Footnote: In a previous posting of this story we stated that Freddie Andrews was the son of former Lyme manager Chris Andrews.  This was incorrect. We apologise for this error.

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