idstone hits late winner in nine goal thriller.

PUBLISHED: 09:01 12 November 2009 | UPDATED: 12:18 10 June 2010

THE Beach Boys won their first game in six outings when coming out on top in a thrilling encounter with hosts The Heavitree, writes Roger Rixson.

THE Beach Boys won their first game in six outings when coming out on top in a thrilling encounter with hosts The Heavitree, writes Roger Rixson.

An early strike from Russell Frost after a fine squared ball from Daniel Clarke started the scoring and soon after the lead was 2-0 when Matthew Lidstone fired home his 11th goal of the season.

A return to the recent nemesis of poor defending struck the Beach and the opposition took full advantage, netting a brace of goals to level things up at 2-2.

It got worse for the Beach as a corner was not cleared and the ball ended up in the back of the net to send the Beach into the break trailing 3-2.

A change was made at half-time with Jamie Alford being summoned from the bench. Alford made an instant impression as he picked the ball up some thirty yards from goal and rifled home a superb strike for an equalising goal.

Frost then bagged his second of the game as the lead changed hands once more but back came the hosts to find another equaliser.

There was still time though for Lidstone to confirm his status as a goal machine when he got on the end of a cross form the Beach's Man of the Match, 16-year old Thomas Philps, and tucked it away to seal a thrilling 5-4 victory.

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