Wednesday, February 20, 2013
Ottery St Mary 0, Lympstone 2
The Lympets sit top of the Fresha League Division Three after a fine all-round performance saw them to a derby win on a very soft surface at Washbrook Meadow.
Lympstone started brightly and had the better of the early chances with Jeff Dorman going close before Dave Whipp struck an upright.
The first 45 minutes passed with neither team able to score which was very much down to a bobbly playing surface that made passing difficult.
After the break the Lympets looked to get forward, applying greater pressure further up the pitch and it paid dividends when they won a corner and a well-flighted delivery from Chris Hooker found the head of Andy Lowe to score on 65 minutes.
That drew a response from the home team who made some tactical changes, but they continued to get little change out of the impressive Lympstone back line. In central midfield the duo of Aaron Land and Mark Dunne took charge and, with 10 minutes remaining, Jeff Dorman struck to make it 2-0.
Thereafter the Lympets closed the game out in some comfort and post-match they heard of favourable results elsewhere leaving them top of the table!
Lympstone boss Spike Delahaye said: “ That was a very competent all-round show on what was a very difficult surface to play on. I feel the Man of the Match award should go to Mark Dunne for his fine shift. I’d also like to say a massive thank you to Ottery St Mary for the pre-match report in the programme which was glowing in its praise of my team.”