Dunne double and Hyde save brings Lympets three precious points

PUBLISHED: 12:16 19 March 2015 | UPDATED: 12:16 19 March 2015

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Lympstone edged out Bickleigh to bank a precious three points at Endurance Park thanks to a brace of Mark Dunne goals and a stunning late save by Anton Hyde.

Both teams made nervous starts with mistakes across the pitch. However, once they settled the Lympets found a rhythm, cut out the mistakes, and began to take charge of proceedings. The visitors were restricted to few chances and the deadlock was broken in the 35th minute when Mark Dunne poked the ball past the Bickleigh goalkeeper after a good passing move.

At half-time it was stressed in the home dressing room that the game was far from over and that there was plenty of room for improvement, but, as per recent performances, Lympstone gave away a soft goal shortly after the restart which gave the Mid Devon side renewed belief and they took charge for a short period during which the home side had to defend earnestly.

Once back into their stride the Lympets took control on and off the ball, but chances came and went until, with the clock ticking down, a mazy run from Dunne took him past a host of Bickleigh players before he curled the sweetest of right footed strikes beyond the despairing dive of the visiting gloves man curl a right footed shot into the corner beyond the keepers reach.

There was still time left for the home side to conceded a silly free-kick which was arrowing its way to the Lympets net before a stunning save by stand-in goalkeeper Anton Hyde kept it out!

The Lympstone Man of the Match was two-goal Dunne.

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