DRIMPTON overturned a half-time deficit at title rivals Charmouth to record a compelling 5-3 victory in Perry Street & District League Division Two.

The Greens’ sublime second-half performance helped establish an eight-point lead over Charmouth, who still have a game in hand.

Charmouth began brightly, lashing a shot wide before Drimpton’s Pawel Ciereszko’s heavy touch failed to capitalise on a poor goalkeeper clearance

And the Robins opened the scoring when Sam Dibling was fouled in the box, allowing Adzy Whitehouse to score from the spot.

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Drimpton equalised two minutes before the break when Adam Chant confidently finished after John Kingston’s deflected free-kick landed at his feet.

Almost immediately after scoring, however, a lapse in concentration at the back allowed Charmouth to regain the lead when Dibling set up Brin Seward.

The second half started with a tactical switch for Drimpton and Adam Cody-Boutcher duly volleyed home from Frank Symonds’ inch-perfect cross from the left-hand side.

Symonds turned provider shortly after the equaliser with a perfectly-weighted through ball which was confidently finished by John Kingston, slotting the ball through the goalkeeper’s legs.

Whilst 3-2 up there were few chances until Chant chased down a poor back pass before rounding the keeper, only to hit the post with Josh Cousins following up to tuck home the rebound.

Two goals ahead, Drimpton found a new level of confidence and took complete control of the game with a fifth goal when the tireless Chant broke away before laying the ball off to Cody-Boutcher.

He then fed Symonds who confidently finished first time to put the game beyond all doubt.

Charmouth did notch a third via an own goal just before the final whistle but the game was already won by this point and Drimpton completed the perfect second-half performance with some of the best passing, control and interplay of the season so far.

Drimpton manager Andy Loudon said: “Without doubt one of our most clinical performances of the season and an incredible display of hard work and character from the lads who could’ve quite easily let their heads drop after Charmouth went 2-1 up.

“But once we went 3-2 up it never truly looked in doubt.”