LYME Regis boss Tim Edwards has a few selection headaches ahead of his side’s Bill Slee Cup quarter-final away to Bampton on Saturday (2pm).

Declan Ellis is out with a long-term knee injury, Dom Rowe has been missing of late due to a groin strain and skipper Matt Laing is nursing a torn thigh muscle.

Steve Batey and Lee Cleal also suffered hamstring injuries in Lyme’s win over Dawlish United in the previous round of the cup.

On top of those, striker Julien Simier is serving a six-game ban, meaning Joe Bond could lead the line on his own at Morebath Road this weekend.

And Bampton, two divisions below Lyme in the Devon & Exeter League, are in excellent form this term, with a perfect record of seven wins from as many games.

“They may be below us in the league but they are unbeaten and scoring a lot of goals,” said Edwards.

“They played Henry’s Cronies (top of Lyme’s division) in another cup and only lost by the odd goal, so they must be pretty strong.

“We’ve only lost twice this season and we dominated both of those, we just missed chance after chance.

“We are struggling numbers wise for this weekend as we’ve got a few injuries.

“It’s the only cup we play in so it would be nice to keep the run going.”

With so many players unavailable across Lyme’s three teams, Edwards has had to put his boots on again to help the cause.