THERE was mixed emotions for interim boss Rob Thom as Lyme Regis went from racking up double figures in league action to exiting a cup competition 24 hours later.

Despite going a goal down after 10 minutes on Saturday, Lyme blitzed through bottom of Devon & Exeter Division Two Culm United in an 11-1 win at Davey Fort.

There was a hat-tricks for Joe Bond, Dec Ellis and Julien Simier. There was also a goal for defender Mark Batey and new signing Ben Clarke came off the bench to score on his debut for the club.

“They kept battling but we were by far superior to them in all department,” said Thom.

“We played some good football and scored some good goals.”

But, with a stretched squad, the Seasiders were beaten 2-0 at Bampton on Sunday as they were dumped out of the competition by a side two leagues below them.

“It was a long trek up to Bampton,” Thom added.

“We ended up with 12 players plus myself. It wasn’t ideal knowing you had played the day before as well.

“The pitch was very bobbly, for both sides, but it did not conduce the sort of football that we are used to playing. They seemed to handle that better with their more direct approach.

“It was just one of those days. The ball didn’t fall for us, the decisions didn’t go our way but they were worthy winners.”