8:58am Wednesday 28th March 2012
By Ky Capel
COMBE RESERVES 1 Lyme Regis 5
IT’S a case of two down, two to go as Lyme Regis chase a historic quadruple.
Having already won the Coronation Cup in December, the Seasiders secured the Perry Street Premier Division title at the weekend, overturning a half-time deficit to run out 5-1 winners at Combe Reserves.
The hosts led 1-0 at the break but a Joe Bond double, which took the striker past the 30-goal mark, followed by efforts from Steve Batey, Will Mowbray and Mark Bailey, completed the comeback.
While delighted to regain the crown they surrendered last season, boss Robin Townsend is fully focused on adding further trophies in his final campaign at the helm.
He said: “We got the point we needed, which was good, but the disappointing factor was that we didn’t start very well.
“We were as poor in the first half as we were good the previous week, which was disappointing.
“We went in at half-time 1-0 down and they deserved to be in front. A few things needed to be said but in the first five minutes of the second half it was 1-1 and after that it was one-way traffic.
“The scoreline flattered us a little bit but we were delighted to get the result and put the league to bed.
“Now we have got to focus on the two cup finals and try and finish the season undefeated.
“Hopefully by the end of the season we will have reached all our targets.”
The Challenge Cup final against South Petherton takes place on Good Friday, with the Dorset Intermediate Cup showpiece, against Milborne Sports, scheduled for April 12.
Prior to that, Lyme host Ilminster Reserves this Saturday (2.30pm) in what will be Townsend’s final home fixture.
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