Lympets bemoan lack of a hit man

PUBLISHED: 17:03 23 December 2008 | UPDATED: 10:13 10 June 2010

LYMPSTONE could not quite reach the heights of the previous week s second success of the season when they went down by the odd goal in three at high flying Newtown Reserves.

LYMPSTONE could not quite reach the heights of the previous week's second success of the season when they went down by the odd goal in three at high flying Newtown Reserves.

Player boss Ian Foster scored the Lympets goal that had his team on level terms for much of the game, but the Exeter side scored a late winner. The overall performance from the Lympets was, once again, most encouraging and they certainly created a number of chances that were sadly missed.

Lympstone chairman Chris Gooding said: "Oh for a twenty goal man again. We have yet to find a replacement for the goal scoring talents of James Beverely who was our hitman of distinction last season and is now part of the Marines AFC management in the Peninsula League. That said we are cultivating a really promising crop of locally-based youngsters and if we could find ourselves a regular hit man then I fancy we could still keep ourselves in this Division."

Gooding continued: "There is a very obvious bonded spirit throughout the camp, as born out by the splendid attendance at our Christmas party held at the Globe on Saturday night, and if we can keep this present set of lads together then I am convinced we will enjoy many a day of sunshine in future seasons. As for this one and the next, if we were to go down then so be it, but I am confident that we have in place the sort of conveyor belt of youngsters that will ultimately emerge and do us proud."

Next up for Lympstone is Saturday's home game with title chasing Morchard Bishop who will arrive at Cliff Fields sporting one of Senior Two's meanest defensive records with just eight goals shipped in seven starts to date.

Meanwhile the Club are always looking to welcome new players to the club and if anybody in the area is interested in joining a very friendly team then they are invited to get along to the weekly training session held each Wednesday night at the Exmouth Community College. There is a currently a Festive break as the December 24th and 31st dates clearly offer alternative entertainment but the first session of a new year will be held on January 7 when any prospective new players will be made most welcome.


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