JULIEN Simier’s acrobatic overhead kick capped a fine second-half performance by the Seasiders as they sealed an important three points at Davey Fort.

The students gave Lyme the run around in the first period, taking the lead from the penalty spot before Tim Edwards’ hosts.

Lyme managed to equalised prior to the break thanks to a Joe Bond strike, but even Edwards later admitted it was not what the hosts deserved.

However, Bond’s goal gave them the boost they needed and the home side powered away from the students in the second 45 minutes.

An own goal from a Mark Bailey free-kick made it 2-1, Bond netted his second from the spot to add a third, and substitute Simier completed the comeback in style.

With Chagford going down to a surprise 3-2 defeat by Pinhoe, Lyme’s win took them up to third place in Devon & Exeter League Division Three, four points adrift of leaders Exmouth Town Reserves with a game in hand.

Second-placed Henry’s Cronies remain the favourites for the title as they are two points off top spot but with three matches in hand over Exmouth.

“We weren’t good at all in the first half,” said Lyme boss Edwards. “We just didn’t get going.

“We probably didn’t deserve to go in at half-time level, but the lads were totally different in the second half.”

Lyme’s next outing is a week on Saturday when they visit relegation candidates Exmouth Amateurs Reserves (3pm).