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Seasiders eye cup retention
CORFE MULLEN UTD 0 LYME REGIS 5
LYME Regis remain on course to retain the Dorset Intermediate Cup after powering past semi-final opponents Corfe Mullen United.
Mark Bailey bagged a brace, Steve Batey and Julian Simier also found the net while an own goal completed the Seasiders’ tally and secured a date with another Dorset League Division Two side – Milborne Sports – in the showpiece match on April 12.
Lyme boss Robin Townsend said: “We didn’t know what we were going to be up against as we both play in different leagues.
“We had a game plan though and tactically it was spot-on. For the first time in six or seven games it paid off.
“We were 3-0 up at half-time and the game was over.
“The previous week’s performance was poor and we were looking for a bit of a reaction. Credit to the players as they were fantastic and we were definitely the best side.
“It shows that we could more than hold our own in the Dorset League.
“As a club we have got three finals to look forward to now. We have two and the reserves have one so as a club we are going in the right direction.”
Meanwhile, Lyme resume their quest for Perry Street Premier Division glory with Saturday’s visit of reigning champions South Petherton (2.30pm).
The unbeaten table-toppers already have one hand on the crown, leading second-placed Beaminster by seven points and with two games in hand.
Townsend added: “South Petherton are on a bit of a run but we are looking to win.
“If we do win, it should be enough as Beaminster can only get to 46 points and we have a far superior goal difference.
“It could therefore be a good week for us. As usual, we’ll just take each game as it comes.”
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