Lympstone edged out in Devon Senior Cup tie by Plymstock United Reserves

PUBLISHED: 21:06 06 November 2013 | UPDATED: 21:06 06 November 2013

Lympstone 2, Plymstock United Reserves 3

The Lympets were edged out in a thrilling Firewatch Devon Senior Cup tie.

The home side had gone into the contest with a number of key players missing and a fierce wind blew throughout which made a passing game almost impossible!

A goal inside five minutes put the Lympets on the back foot, but the response was good and half-time arrived with just the one goal between the teams.

After the break the contest opened out more and in the 70th minute the visiting side doubled their lead.

That prompted a change of tactics and formation by the Lympets with regular glovesman Scott Clayton, himself making his come back after injury, summoned from the bench to play up front.

The ploy worked and within ten minutes the game had been turned on its head with Lympstone scoring twice to level things up at 2-2 with goals from Jamie Ballard and Man of the Match Andy Lowe, but with extra-time looming the visitors scored a great volley from the edge of the box to seal victory.

On Saturday Lympstone return to Fresha League Division Two action and a long trip to Halwill who sit sixth, two places and two points worse off than the Lympets.

The Lympstone Reserves against Tedburn St Mary Reserves was abandoned just before half-time after the visitors young striker suffered a broken leg. The thoughts of all connected with the Lympets are with the Tedburn player and best wishes are sent to him for a speedy recovery.

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