Lymington Town Football Club grab deserved late equaliser against Hamble

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Action from Lymington Town FC v Hamble
Lymington Town defender Harvey (right) clears the ball under pressure from a Hamble player

Sydenhams Wessex Premier: Lymington Town 2-2 Hamble Club

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LYMINGTON TOWN bounced back from a two-goal deficit against Hamble Club to draw their Sydenhams Wessex Premier league match at the Sports Ground on Saturday.

It was the proverbial game of two halves with the away side making most of the running in the first period and going into half-time with a useful lead. To their credit Lymington bounced back in the second half and in the end a draw was a fair result.

Lymington Town’s new signings

Lymington fielded two new signings Michael Finch and Steve Flynn. Both prolific goal scorers, amassing over 50 goals between them for previous club Poppies this season.

However, it was the visitors who scored first mid-way into the first half with a smart piece of play. Crook fed Nathan Lynch who was allowed to turn and supply a low cross to the near post where Crook had continued his run to turn the ball into the net.

Ten minutes before the break Hamble doubled their lead when referee Harry Redman awarded a penalty in controversial circumstances. Lewis Ross was adjudged to have handled the ball which had bounced up awkwardly onto his raised hand. Lynch took the kick and sent a powerful low shot to the keeper’s left.

Second-half blitz

Lymington came out all guns blazing for the second half and within 10 minutes had pulled a goal back when Mike Gosney’s ball into the box went in off a visiting defender’s knee.

Town snatched a well-deserved equaliser and share of the spoils in the final minutes when Gosney’s low free-kick from some 35 yards went straight through a crowd of players and past keeper Brad Snelling.

Lymington Town: Jones, Davies, Manuel, Fuller, Harvey, Roden, King, Ross, Finch, Flynn, Gosney. Subs: Magookin, Jarvis, Cross.

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