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Lymington Town's second-half strikes see off Evesham United

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Southern League Division One South

Lymington Town FC 3
Evesham United FC 1

LYMINGTON Town continued their healthy start to life in a higher division with a deserved 3-1 home defeat of Evesham United in front of 102 spectators at the Lymington Sports Ground.

The hosts took an early lead through Craig McAllister, but Evesham drew level on the stroke of half-time through Jordan Staten. However, the Robins returned from their first-ever trip to Lymington empty-handed after Sam House and Harry McGrath goals.

Evesham started the match well, and they fashioned multiple chances inside the opening half-hour. However, talented 27-year-old keeper Ross Casey repelled everything that came his way.

Lymington's Sam House scored a penalty to put his side in the lead (photo: Les Chase)
Lymington's Sam House scored a penalty to put his side in the lead (photo: Les Chase)

Despite the visitors' impressive start to the match, McAllister put Dave Lewis' side in front with his second goal in as many games after tricky winger Owen Fee found him with a decent cross.

Evesham United drew level when Jordan Staten equalised with a header from a well-taken corner with the first half well into added time.

With it all to play for, second-half substitute House, recently returned from an injury, came on as referee Martin Bloor pointed to the penalty spot. House, who has a superb spot-kick conversion rate, duly slotted the ball past Lewis Clayton.

With just minutes of the match remaining, McGrath's shot deflected back off a defender to give the young attacker another attempt. He made no mistake this time and scored a 93rd-minute goal to guarantee all three points.

The win sees Lymington maintain their mid-table status with two wins and a draw from the opening five matches.

The club welcomed back Luke Churchill, who put in a solid performance after returning from a loan spell.

Lymington Town are next in home action against Hereford FC in an FA Cup Second Round Qualifier on Saturday.

Lymington Town: R. Casey, R. Drake, R. Fuller, L. Churchill, N. Hurst, C. Stanley, O. Fee, C. McAllister, B. Satterley, H. McGrath, D. Thelan. Subs used: J. Brookes, F. Bullard, S. House.

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