Dunne fires Lymstone into the thick of the Fresha League Division Three promotion race

PUBLISHED: 15:37 20 March 2013 | UPDATED: 15:37 20 March 2013

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Lympstone 5, Crediton United 4

With a rain-soaked pitch at Crediton the teams switched the game to the drier climes of Lympstone for this Division Three fixture.

Lympstone 5, Crediton United 4

With a rain-soaked pitch at Crediton the teams switched the game to the drier climes of Lympstone for this Division Three fixture.

The visitors pitched up with just a single defeat in their previous 16 league games and sitting third in the table, four points and three places better off than the Lympets.

Shortly after kick-off a downpour made the conditions very slippery.

In the early exchanges some slick movement from Andy Lowe got him clear and as the keeper came charging out of his goal Lowe played the ball beneath the glovesman who seemed to use his hands to stop the ball – the only person who did not seem to notice was the most important one – the man in the middle! To add insult to injury the visitors put together a tremendous passage of passing leading to the games opening goal and they doubled their lead for the penalty spot after an ill-timed tackle in the area!

Lympstone dug deep and a long throw from Danny Bowden was met at the near post by Benny Canning and his header flew past the keeper to halve the deficit.

With half time approaching a right wing raid resulted in Andy Lowe’s cross being headed in at the far post by Dave Whipp.

The second half started in similar vein with the ball being moved from end-to-end. The visitors got their noses back in front only for mark Dunne to swiftly restore parity at 3-3.

Danny Bowden then created the goal of the game when his wonderful cross was met by a climbing Lowe who planted a firm header beyond the keeper. The lead was short lived though as Crediton scored with their next attack!

With ten minutes remaining and both sides seeking a fifth Mark Dunne created some space for himself before looking up and lobbing the ball over the keeper and into the net for what proved to be the winning goal.

Connor Breslan made an impressive debut, but the Man of the Match award went to Mark Dunne for his industry and non-stop drive alongside Aaron Land in the Lympets midfield.

On Saturday Lympstone host sixth bottom Thorverton knowing that another win could see them end the day in a top three berth.

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