Lympstone held in cracking game at Halwill

PUBLISHED: 09:18 14 November 2013 | UPDATED: 09:18 14 November 2013

Lympstone seconds played Ofwell on Saturday. Photo by Simon Horn. Ref exsp 3934-46-13SH. To order your copy of this photograph go to www.exmouthjournal.co.uk

Lympstone seconds played Ofwell on Saturday. Photo by Simon Horn. Ref exsp 3934-46-13SH. To order your copy of this photograph go to www.exmouthjournal.co.uk

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Halwill 2, Lympstone 2

Lympstone returned from their long trip to Halwill with a hard earned point after a close encounter on a narrow pitch.

The Stones got off to a flying start playing some slick attacking football and it was no more than they deserved when they bagged an early lead.

A fine Stu Tuckett run took him past three home defenders before he unleashed a rocket of a shot from 25-yards that even a fully stretched home keeper could not keep out of the net!

Boosted by a perfect start it looked as if things were set for an afternoon of dominance for the visitors.

However, the hosts had other ideas, dug deep and levelled on the half hour to send the teams into the break locked at 1-1.

Lympstone made a bright start to the second half and regained the lead from the penalty spot after another weaving run from Tuckett saw him upended in the area and Mark Dunne scoring the resulting penalty.

Halwill again showed real resilience and a period of sustained pressure paid off when they levelled with a powerful header from a corner with 15 minute to play.

Both teams threw everything into a search for a winner, but neither side managed to turn good opportunities into a winning goal and so honours ended even which was a fair outcome given the 90 minutes of end-to-end action.

The Lympstone Man of the Match award went to Tuckett with impressive keeper Ben Tilley also a contender for the honour.


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