9:09am Wednesday 1st February 2012
By Adam Summers
LYME REGIS 8 COMBE RES 0
LYME Regis will be out to stretch their incredible winning streak to 20 games this Saturday when they travel to Ilminster Town Reserves in the Perry Street Premier Division.
Robin Townsend’s men will also meet the Blues in the semi-finals of the Challenge Cup on March 3 after thumping Combe Reserves 8-0 last weekend with arguably their best performance of the season.
Joe Bond continued his fine form by netting a hat-trick with the rest of the goals coming from Mark Bailey (2), Steve Batey, Matthew Laing and Adam Kelly.
Townsend, whose side sits seven points clear at the top of the Premier Division, said: “We were not at our best in the previous two games so I was after a response.
“Having not lost or drawn for such a long time we are up there to be shot at and it is vital we go into every game mentally prepared.
“That is exactly what we did at Combe and in the first half we produced some of the best football we have played all season.
“Combe are a decent side and they were obviously keen to retain the trophy they won last season but we were 6-0 up after 35 minutes and it could have been more.
“Our passing and movement off the ball was excellent and although we did not quite reach the same heights in the second half we still did enough to add two more.”
Commenting on Saturday’s trip to Ilminster, Townsend added: “Ilminster are another good side so we will need a similar display.
“No matter what standard of football you are in, to win 19 games on the spin is a fantastic effort, but the important thing now is that we keep our feet on the ground and maintain the high standards we have set ourselves through to the end of the season.”
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