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FA Vase second-round qualifier: Lymington Town FC lose 2-3 to Fareham Town FC

FA Vase second-round qualifying

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Lymington Town suffered a ninth straight defeat, but that does not tell the whole story, with Adam Colmer’s side putting in a much-improved display.

The club have been in the doldrums since the Southern League relegated them due to ground grading issues, sparking a mass exodus of the management team and players, but the fans may feel a little encouraged.

Lymington Town's Richard Bakary scored the game's first goal (Photo: Les Chase)
Lymington Town's Richard Bakary scored the game's first goal (Photo: Les Chase)

Richard Bakery produced a moment of brilliance to break the deadlock in Lymington’s favour, tucking the ball past Jordi Valero early on.

Fareham looked to hit back instantly, but the Lymington defence did well to hook the ball clear after it came back off the post with the keeper well-beaten.

Fareham’s Sam Woodward floated a free-kick just wide of the upright before the manager’s son, Toby Colmer, made it 2-0.

Before the half-time whistle could arrive, Lewis Colvin curled a delightful dipping effort inside the near post to halve the deficit.

It was a different story after the break and former Hythe & Dibden player Woodward turned the tables, bagging two goals - the first from the penalty spot and the second a well-taken volley after a goalline clearance to seal the win for his side.

Lymington Town host Brockenhurst on Saturday at 3pm.

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