LYME Regis boss Robin Townsend described the Seasiders’ 3-2 East Devon Senior Cup first round win over Feniton as a “good test”.

After going down 1-0, Lyme responded by pulling into a 2-1 lead through Declan Ellis and Sam Jones goals.

But Jones had the misfortune of scoring an own goal as Feniton equalised, before substitute Chris Herbst’s late winner.

Townsend told the Bridport News that the outcome was “a pretty good result”.

He said: “We made a few changes. Obviously our eyes are on the league but we want to go as far as we can in the cup.

“All in all it was a pretty good result. It was a good test to see how we would react when we went 1-0 down.”

Talking through the goals, Townsend was pleased that his side showed a “good bit of character” to level at 1-1.

He said: “We were the better side for 20 minutes then they came into it. That was the best football we played this year. It took a bit of character to go in at 1-1.

“In the second half they grew into the game, but we went 2-1 up on the break through Sam, then unfortunately he scored an own goal.

“With 10 minutes to go we were on top. We had a bad shot across goal and the ball bounced over the keeper’s hand, but we’ll take them. I think we deserved the win.”

And Townsend added that the cup was a welcome distraction from the Seasiders’ endeavours in the league.

“It was good to get away from it. The main aim is to get promoted, everybody knows that’s what we want to do.

“It’s always nice to go on a run, we can rest people and give people a game,” he said.

Seasiders: Higgs, Bailey, Day, Wellman, Parsons, Cunningham, White, Daniels (Herbst 60), Bevis (Bowditch 70), Jones, Ellis. Subs not used: Turner, Rowe