LYME Regis manager Robin Townsend wants his side to go as far as possible in this season’s cup competitions as they get set to face Alphington Seconds in the East Devon Senior Cup this Saturday (3pm) at Davey Fort.

The Seasiders have had a two-week break since their opening league fixture – a 1-1 draw with Exmouth Town Seconds – meaning they have a clean bill of health for this weekend’s clash.

Speaking about his ambitions in the cup, Townsend said: “We want to go as far as we can as our league programme is so short.

“We’ve only got 20 league games, and it will be a very short season if we don’t go far in the cup.

“We want to do as well as we can in all of the cups.”

Their opponents are in the same division as the Davey Fort outfit and they have started well, winning their opening game 2-1 against Willand Rovers Seconds.

But, Townsend feels his side are stepping into the unknown.

He added: “I don’t know much about them. They’re in our league, so it will be tough, but we just have to go into the game and see how we get on.

“We will do our best and see what that brings us after 90 minutes.

“We would’ve liked a few more league games but it’s the same for everyone else. We have to get on with it.”

Many of the first team played in Lyme Regis Reserves’ game on Saturday against Milwey Rise.

With Townsend watching on, the Seasiders ran out comfortable 2-0 winners over their local rivals.