BATTLING Lyme Regis were knocked out of the East Devon Senior Cup as Kentisbeare claimed a 3-1 victory over the Seasiders.

Managerless Lyme, who continue to be overseen by interim boss Chris Higgs, went a goal behind early on as their hosts made a quick start to the tie.

Bradley Riggs found space around 20 yards from goal and unfurled a sweet strike that flew past keeper Will Meech into the bottom corner for 1-0.

Lyme did ride their luck before the break but managed to get into half-time just one goal down, only to concede early in the second half.

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Kentisbeare’s goal was well worked in truth as the hosts played Rhys Cruse through on goal.

He watched Meech go to ground early and lifted the ball over the custodian for 2-0.

Lyme were then given a lifeline as midfielder Mark Bailey’s corner deceived home keeper Aden Shilling, flying into the far corner for 2-1 in the 70th minute.

As Lyme pushed for an equaliser, the Seasiders conceded a third as Ian Patchett combined with Lee Riggs before beating Meech from a tight angle for 3-1.

Lyme visit University of Exeter Seconds on Saturday (3pm).

Lyme: Bailey, Beer, Bridges, Every, Fellingham, C Fowler, T Fowler, G Knight, Lewis, Meech, Rendell. Subs: Allen, Hall, M Knight.