LYME Regis manager Robin Townsend says his side are going into this weekend’s game with Witheridge II with a clear strategy: All-out attack.

The Seasiders’ had a weekend off after their game with Colyton was called off, meaning their 2-0 defeat to table-toppers Cronies remains fresh in the memory for Townsend’s side.

He said: “We’re still a bit deflated after the Cronies’ defeat but we’ve had a good turnout at training this week, and had a social gathering on Saturday so we’re feeling a little bit better and looking forward to the long trip to Witheridge.

“It was something that was pre-planned to bring the team together. Hopefully it’s worked and we can see the benefits in the coming weeks.”

One side of his team’s game which Townsend is keen to improve is their goal-scoring record. Lyme have lost four times so far this season and the manager has been quick to highlight the importance of his side’s remaining fixtures.

He said: “We just need to do all we can to get promoted, that’s the aim and only time will tell if we can do it.

“We know that the top teams have to play each other. We have to play Cronies again, we play Colyton twice, and Sidmouth Town again so it’s very much in our own hands.

“We just need to put the ball in the back of the net. We have eight games left and we’re treating each of them as a cup final.”

Witheridge currently sit seventh in the league and just two points behind Lyme Regis, but manager Townsend is solely focussed on what his side can do.

He said: “I don’t know too much what to expect from Witheridge, but from what I hear is that they’re a very good side with a ground and pitch, so we just have to be to head there and get the three points.

“The plan for us is simply to go all-out attack. We need to put the ball in the back of the net as many times as possible.

“We’re going for it from now on. We’ve tried playing it tactically which hasn’t panned out for us so now we go there, enjoy ourselves and see what we can do.”

Townsend also hinted at a change in system to accommodate the side’s attacking talents.

In terms of team news the Lyme boss said he has a fully fit squad to choose from, other than Darren Locke who is unavailable.