Lympets so unlucky at Pinhoe

PUBLISHED: 09:33 17 November 2010

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Lympstone turned in a superb all-round show before going down 2-0 to Pinhoe, this after they were forced to play two thirds of the match with ten men, but there was much for boss Duane Greenslade to be very positive about at full time.

LYMPSTONE travelled to Pinhoe with many changes having been made, and a new line up starting the game.

In came Scott Clayton, Jack Penza and Josh Fuller with Tim Mills and Anton Hyde waiting on the bench for their chance to make an impression.

Both teams started strongly and a good battle looked on the cards, chances were being missed at both ends until Chris Drew-Cull turned neatly in the box and slotted the ball past Scott Clayton to put the Exeter side in front.

Then a bizarre moment in the match as play continued despite a Pins player being down on the ground. To be fair to the Lympets player with the ball, the whistle is the match controller and with no whistle, play continues. It did but with the net result that the Lympstone player was stopped in his tracks – the net result of which was, after a dispute between the players involved it was the unfortunate Jack Greenslade who was handed an early bath and Lympstone had to play the remainder of the game a man short.

A swift reorganising and Lympstone got through to the break without further any further goals being conceded.

The second half saw a brave Lympstone side take the game by the scruff of the neck. Twice they saw shots cannon back into play off uprights an d then, again with the Pinhoe glovesman clearly beaten, the ball smacked back into play off the cross bar – an indicator that this was not going to be their day, for the Lympets players.

A second goal towards the end consigned Lympstone to a 2-0 defeat but there was much for manager Duane Greenslade to be positive about post match. He said: “This was one of those games when the better side on the day certainly did not get the fruits their labours deserved. We saw some excellent individual performances and some very positive first starts in the first team. Josh Fuller, in particular, made a real statement as to just why he should be a regular member of the squad.”

Sam Connell picked up the man of the Match award for Lympstone who are in action at Bampton this Saturday.

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