FOLLOWING the disappointment of being knocked out of the Dorset Junior Cup, Lyme Rovers had a difficult return to Perry Street League Division Two action against a scrappy Forton Rangers side in very blustery conditions.
Playing into the wind in the first half, it was all about concentration and defending well, and Rovers were pleased to head into the break at 0-0.
Trying to take advantage of the conditions, and a tiring Forton side, Rovers pushed forward in numbers.
Forton’s veteran keeper made an unbelievable save from Rhys Evans five minutes in, and Wes Holmes rattled the cross bar after a pull-back from debutant Harvey Brimicombe.
Three subs were made on the hour, and it was two of the fresh players that combined for the winner. Darius Pickering took a quick in-swinging corner, and Scott Meyers rose unmarked to head brilliantly into the top corner on 75 minutes.
Man-of-the-match was Imran Chowdhury on debut, and Brimicombe also impressed.
The Rovers maintain their third place in the table, behind Dowlish Wake & Donyatt and Combe St Nicholas Reserves, but they have two games in hand on both.
This coming Saturday the Rovers are home (Woodroffe School) to sixth placed Netherbury Reserves (kick-off 2 pm).