LYME Regis experienced cup final torment as Lapford emerged victorious from their Premier Division final at Topsham.

Lyme began brightly, hitting the woodwork twice in the first 20 minutes.

The first chance came as Tom Bastin’s stunning volley looked destined for the top corner, only for Lapford keeper Matt Parsell to acrobatically tip his effort onto the bar.

Lyme piled on the pressure and grazed the post, going on to survive a penalty appeal from Lapford before half-time.

However, Lapford rode their luck and punished Lyme for their misses when Mark Tucker bundled home the winner from a severely deflected cross in the 72nd minute.

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Speaking to the Bridport News, joint-boss Julien Simier said: “It doesn’t completely make our season forgettable.

“We didn’t perform at all and it could’ve been a lot better. It’s one of them where if you freeze and don’t play then you’ll regret it, it’s a bit of a shame.

“It was a bit disappointing but you have to learn from it and come back stronger. We have been strong and resilient in wanting to get back to football.

“I can’t say anything bad about the team, they’ve been fantastic. I’m super proud of every player.”

Co-boss Mark Bailey, echoed Simier’s thoughts.

He said: “It was quite a good game and the lads did themselves proud.

“Results are nice but we were just happy to get the lads playing and to complete the season.”

Lyme’s pre-season begins on Thursday, July 1 with current and new players welcome to attend.

The Seasiders’ opening pre-season friendly is against Bridport on Saturday, July 24.

Lyme: Meech, Pollard-Jones, K Wellman, Vere, R Sargent, Fellingham, Parsons, Bastin, Vine, Bond, B Rowe. Subs: Daniels, Rendell, J Sargent, Turner, Daines.