LYME Regis surrendered another lead late on as University of Exeter Seconds battled back from 1-0 down to secure a 3-1 victory.

This was the Seasiders’ second costly collapse late in the second half in as many Joma Devon & Exeter League Premier Division games.

It followed the 4-1 defeat to Thorverton last time out, when Lyme were level at 1-1 until the 88th minute and a blitz of three goals in two minutes.

Lyme’s latest defeat came as Joe Bond put the Seasiders ahead.

In truth, Ben Turner could claim to have done the lion’s share of work as his venomous header clattered into Bond before nestling into the net.

Lyme had further chances to increase their lead when Rikki Sargent was denied a third goal of the season, his header smuggled off the line by the student side.

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Bond perhaps should have had a second as he waited unmarked in the box while Brad Rowe shot wide.

All the while, Lyme’s defence held firm with the questions posed to them by the students.

The hosts’ possession game overrode Lyme’s defence in the second half as the scores were levelled by Matthew Connor’s scrappy finish.

Lyme, again showing signs of fatigue in the latter stages, quickly succumbed to a second as Will Bray beat keeper Robin Harp.

And the three points were sealed when Connor grabbed his second, punishing the Seasiders as they threw men upfield.

Lyme: Harp, J Sargent, R Sargent, Knight, Brimicombe, Fellingham, Bailey, Garrett, Rowe, Turner, Bond. Subs: Daines, K Wellman.