Leaders Lympstone toppled at Feniton.

PUBLISHED: 09:04 24 November 2010

Soccer St Johns v  Bishop Sutton.

Soccer St Johns v Bishop Sutton.


Table topping Lympstone Reserves suffered a nap hand defeat when they visited Acland Park Feniton for their latest Devon and Exeter League game.

AFTER their late equaliser the previous outing, to keep them top of the table, Lympstone Reserves travelled to Feniton expecting a fairly comfortable afernoon.

However, the Acland Park outfit most certainly had other ideas!

Playing up the hill, Lympstone started well and were ahead in the early exchanges when a fine move initiated by Harry Hill and Peter Smith in midfield resulted in Andy Lowe being put through, outpacing the home centre backs and tucking the ball away.

The hosts responded and played their pitch well. They were level with some basic route-one football as the keeper’s down field punt was latched onto by the centre forward who cooly finished.

Lympstone responded with some good interchange of passes and were unlucky not to retake the lead when Andy Lowe and Mark Dobrijevic just failed to latch on to some fine drives into the six yard area from Connor Fellows out on the right wing.

Feniton seized the initiative when the Lympets defence failed to deal with the home sides very real aerial threat from corners and Feniton were ahead first with a header, and again with a second header, albeit courtesy of a wicked deflection.

Trailing 3-1 at the break things got worse for the Lympets early in the second half as more aerial power took Feniton into a 4-1 lead.

Wayne Blatchford’s long throws offered a glimmer of hope when Mark Dobrijevic made it 4-2 but, despite some spirited tackles from Harry Mills and mazy runs from Anton Hyde, further reduction in the deficit could not be achieved and indeed the final goal of the game went to the home side to consign Lympstone to a 5-2 defeat.

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