LYME Regis boss Robin Townsend said he “takes his hat off to every one of the players” after securing a comfortable 1-0 victory over Exmouth Town.

The visitors bounced back from last week’s 2-1 defeat at Colyton by securing the win in a comfortable display, with the winning goal coming from Tristan Gale who headed home from a corner.

Lyme did have other opportunities to score, but Townsend, who spoke last week of his fury at the team’s performance, said he was delighted with the reaction of his side.

He said: “The players knew I wasn’t happy last week so I cleared the air before the game and just told them how it is and what we expect. “There’s nothing personal in it and the players reacted superbly.?

“I know how good a side we can be. This year we’ve just been inconsistent and that’s something that we need to improve on, to have a more settled side and become more consistent.

“I knew I’d get some sort of reaction but you’re always a little bit worried as to what that would be, but I thought the players were superb.

“It was like we were a totally different side. We spoke about how disappointed we were last week and I take my hat off to every one of the players who were absolutely superb.”

Lyme: Higgs, Wellmen, Day (Knight), Rowe, Laing (Herbst), Turner, Locke, Bowditch (Bailey), White, Veer, Gale