AN INCREDIBLE display of first-half finishing saw Lyme Regis hammer Newtown Seconds 9-3 at home in the Devon & Exeter League Division Two last Saturday.

Hat-tricks for Joe Bond and Julian Simier as well as a brace from Adam Caddy saw the Seasiders 8-0 up within 39 minutes.

The visitors showed some fight in the second half pulling three back, but an own goal finished off the rout for the hosts.

Speaking after the game, manager Robert Thom hailed his side’s performance in front of goal.

He said: “It was an amazing first half. We were literally 4-0 up within 12 minutes, which killed the game off.

“Our tempo was superb, Adam Caddy was running the show in midfield. It was brilliant.

“We were so clinical in front of goal. Every chance we had in the first half we took.”

After a string of impressive results the Seasiders face league leaders Henry’s Cronies this Saturday (3pm).

Despite this, Thom is confident his side to get something out of the game and continue their bid for promotion.

“They’re a very strong and organised team,” the manager explained.

“It will be a massive test to see how far we have come from since Christmas really.

“But we’ve won 16 (games) on the trot to put us right back in the promotion race, so I see no reason why we can’t get some sort of result.”

The Seasiders will be missing Caddy and Matt Laing for the crunch tie.