Beaminster 2 Lyme Regis 2

KARL Diment was disappointed not to come away from Beaminster with all three points in the Perry Street Premier Division.

The Lyme Regis boss felt his side were on top for long periods but in the end it took a late leveller from Julien Simier to rescue the visitors a 2-2 draw.

Diment said: “In the first half I thought we controlled the game throughout.

“We went one up through Ben Whittington just 15 minutes in but we should have gone into the interval two up with Mark Bailey hitting a post from a free-kick and the rebound being putting over the bar from only a few yards out.

“We continued looking good at start of the second half but then a ball over the top found Murray Legg and he made it 1-1.

“The same player then had a bit of luck and put Beaminster two up with a shot that deflected just over the line before Julien scored with 10 minutes to go to make it 2-2.

“Even at the end we had a couple of chances to win it with Steve Batey going close with a header and Mark pulling a good save out of their keeper Adam Herring but it was not to be.

“Apart from a good 10-minute spell from them midway through the second half, I thought we controlled the majority of the contest and had we come away with nothing it would have been very harsh.

“A draw was probably the right result but I was still a little disappointed not to win it.

“Having said that though, it was still a good point because they will be up there challenging this season there is no doubt about.”

Reigning champions Lyme, who are without a game this coming weekend, currently sit fourth in the top-flight after picking up four points from their opening two games.

Diment went on to add: “As I said last week, it is going to be close up the top this year but if we continue to play like we did at Beaminster for the rest of the season we won’t be too far away.”