Lympstone net nap-hand haul of goals at Wellington

PUBLISHED: 11:07 11 December 2014 | UPDATED: 11:07 11 December 2014

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Lympstone served up a pre-Christmas 'cracker' of a performance to comfortably beat Wellington on their own patch 5-2.

What made the performance – and result – all the more impressive was that the Stones travelled to Somerset shorn of a number of regulars.

A bright start was rewarded when an Adam Saunders free-kick rebounded off the bar into the path of team mate Benny Canning who made no mistake.

What seemed a harsh free-kick award at the other end saw the home side level, but the Lympstone lead was swiftly restored when Reece Clark smashed the ball home from the edge of the box, before another contentious free-kick was again not dealt with by the Stones’ back line and half-time arrived with the sides locked at 2-2.

It was more a case during the interval of the Stones management seeking to appease the players who felt an injustice had been served not once, but twice with those first half free-kicks!

The ‘talk’ worked for, from the re-start the Stones were quickly into their stride and a second from Clark and cross-cum-shot from Ben Newman gave them a 4-2 lead before the scoring was completed when Jamie Ballard applied a cool finish to sweeping team move.

On Saturday Lympstone could find themselves in the top three of the Fresha League Division One table if they can see off visiting Newton St Cyres.

Lympstone are looking for a goalkeeper, initially to play in the second team. However, there will be chances to press for a first team place.

The Lympets also have a thriving youth section and run youth coaching for six to 10-year-olds on the artificial surface opposite the Royal Marine camp entrance.

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