GOALS from Fred Parsons and Ben Vine saw Lyme Regis to a 2-1 victory over Kentisbeare in the Macron Devon & Exeter League Premier Division.

It was their third win from their opening three matches, but they had to

do it the hard way, coming back from a one-goal deficit for a battling


The Seasiders conceded an early goal from a free-kick, when a free header was nodded in after 35 minutes.

Lyme also had two penalty shouts turned down during the first half, when Turner was brought down by the Kentisbeare goalkeeper and when Joe Bond was taken down.

However, Lyme replied in the second half to take the three points.

They equalised through Parsons 10 minutes after the restart, when the ball got knocked into the Kentisbeare box, before it was nodded out before Parsons managed to nod it back in and into the net.

Lyme earned a penalty from a harsh handball decision which Vine then tucked away to earn the victory and the three points.

Lyme manager Gerard Hitchcock said: “It was a very, very hard game.

“The half-time break came and did us a favour, to be perfectly honest.

“I sat them down and got some water on board and told them basically to just play football. We are getting drawn into battles here.”

“It is the first time I have ever played there and there was cricket right next door to be perfectly honest so I think the players were looking over their shoulder every now and then when the ball got hit. It literally was 25-30 yards away.”

Lyme: Meech, Bowditch, Wellman, Rocket, Every (Land 65), Bailey, Parsons, Turner, Womersley (Jones 55), Vine, Bond