Dobrijevic at the double as Lympstone Reserves march on
PUBLISHED: 14:20 11 November 2010
Copyright: I Hitchcock
LYMPSTONE Reserves continued their fine form this term to defeat table topping Okehampton, writes David Phillips.
After a fortnight’s break, the Lympets went head to head with the visitors with both sides looking to maintain unbeaten starts to the league season.
The first twenty minutes saw both sides looking to break the other’s defence down. Dave Whipp and Mark Dobrijevic both went close for the hosts and, with midfield duo, Harry Mills and Jamie Alford, controlling the middle third of the pitch, it was no surprise that the hosts drew first blood.
Mills and Alford traded passes before the ball was worked out to the right to John Greenslade. He then whipped in a low cross that the visiting keeper could only parry and Dave Whipp pounced to knock the loose ball home.
Shortly after the goal, the visitors were reduced to ten men when their keeper was hurt and, with no substitutes, were forced to play the remainder of the contest a man short.
Five minutes into the second half, Greenslade was again the provider with Mark Dobrijevic applying the finish with a drive from the edge of the area.
The two goal cushion was the signal for the hosts to relax and they began to play some delightful football, passing the ball around the Cliff Field pitch whilst, when the visitors did look to counter, they found Ben Canning, Paul Obrien and Man of the Match, Anton Hyde, all keeping it tight at the back.
The third goal arrived when Harry Mills put captain Tim Mills through but there was still some fight left in the visitors and they struck a fine individual goal to make it 3-1.
With twenty minutes remaining, the visitors began to tire. Lympets full back Mike Pannell went close with a superb strike and substitute Jeff Dorman looked to get at the visiting defence at every opportunity.
It was Harry Mills who provided the assist for Dobrijevic to slot his second and put a polished finish on a 4-1 success for Lympstone which sees them move to within a point of the beaten leaders.