Rovers retain the Bass Bottle

Lyme joint manager Rob Larcombe pictured with Uplyme boss Andy Cleer
Lyme joint manager Rob Larcombe pictured with Uplyme chairman Andy Cleere

LYME Regis Rovers retained the Bass Bottle with a 3-0 win over neighbouring villagers Uplyme last night (Wednesday).

The silver bottle was donated by brewers Bass Charrington in the 1970s when their South West Public Relations Officer Nigel Fortnam lived in Lyme.

It was put up for an annual match between the two local football clubs and has been played for many times over the years.

The Rovers dominated the first half and went in at half-time with a 1-0 lead courtesy of a Pete Peacock goal.

Uplyme came more into the game after the break but the Rovers made the most of two breakaway goals, both scored by Ollie Olner.

It could have been 4-0 but Guy Bryant missed a penalty with the last kick of the game.

After the game joint manager Rob Larcombe said: “Immensely proud of our performance tonight. All the players worked their butts off and we bettered them all over the pitch.”

The Rovers, who fielded a squad of 14 for this game, start their Perry Street League Division Three campaign on Saturday, September 8th with  home fixture against Netherbury on the top Woodroffe School pitch.

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