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Lyme out to banish memory
LYME Regis will be out to banish memories of their Dorset Intermediate Cup final defeat tonight when they travel to Ilminster Town Reserves in the Perry Street Premier Division (6.15pm).
For the past 13 days, the top-flight champions have had nothing to take their minds off that 4-2 loss against Milborne Sports but they must now lift themselves if they are to maintain their invincible tag in the league in their final two games.
Lyme boss Robin Townsend said: “The fact we have had such a long break since the nightmare of the cup final has been far from ideal.
“We could have done with a game straight away to get it out of our systems but you cannot change the fixtures you have been given and now we must pick ourselves up for Ilminster.
“With a reserve team, you never know what you might come up against so it is important we go there in the right frame of mind and look to get back to winning ways.
“We still have a chance to go through the entire league campaign undefeated, which would be a fantastic achievement, and that is what we now have to fully focus on.
“The last thing we want to do is just let the season peter out and if we can win these last two games it would see us finish with 19 wins and one draw, which is something I have never seen done at this level before.
“That is the aim and I am sure the boys will rise to the challenge.”
Lyme, who will collect the Premier Division trophy on Saturday when they bring the curtain down on their campaign at Crewkerne Town (2.30pm), will be without keeper Ashley Caddy this evening but everyone else is available.