Dunne's late strike seals Lympets victory

PUBLISHED: 13:17 20 January 2011

Remembering Boney-action from Lympstone's game with the Lympstone Legends team (stripes) on Saturday.; Photo by Simon Horn. Ref exsp 8012-32-10SH

Remembering Boney-action from Lympstone's game with the Lympstone Legends team (stripes) on Saturday.; Photo by Simon Horn. Ref exsp 8012-32-10SH

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Mark Dunne was the late goal scoring hero as Lympstone struck the day’s surprise score in Division Three with victory over high flying Chard Town.

LYMPSTONE picked up a superb victory when they defeated Chard 2-1 on Saturday.

The Lympets were claiming only their fourth win of the Division Three campaign whilst, for the Somerset side, it was only the second time this term that they have been beaten in the League

Both sides were guilty of poor finishing throughout the game. Good pressure from the Lympets began to force errors in the well organised visiting defence but Adam Croft, Mark Dunne and Jack Greenslade all missed great chances to put the home side ahead.

Croft made amends though when he turned superbly and coolly clotted from ten yards to put Lympstone one up.

The visitors looked for a response but were denied, on more than one occasion, by some superb goal keeping by Mike Telford and some very solid defending, particularly by the impressive Stuart Tuckett.

However the visitors did get on the score sheet, netting with almost the last kick of the first half with a shot from the edge of the area.

Playing against the elements in the second half, and against a side in such good form, it was always going to be tough for then hosts.

However, they stood firm and were rewarded for their efforts when substitute John Greenslade crossed for Mark Dunne to head the winner two minutes into stoppage time at the end of the game.

Lympets boss Duane Greenslade was naturally delighted: “Two wins in the bounce now and we are deserving of that. The players are showing far greater confidence and playing some decent football. Stuart (Tuckett) was a real rock in the defence and showed just what we have been missing. It’s certainly something to look to build on now.”

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