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Velocity Wessex Premier football: Play-off chasing Brockenhurst show Lymington Town no mercy

Velocity Wessex Premier

Brockenhurst FC 5

Lymington Town FC 0

LYMINGTON Town were on the wrong end of a lopsided scoreline against local rivals Brockenhurst, with the losers quickly running out of time to avoid relegation.

The Badgers were imperious, storming to a five-goal victory thanks to a brace from Jonny Davis and goals from Elliott Pearce-Eavis, Harry Bunce, and Noel McCarthy-Gardiner.

The win keeps Patrick McManus’s side in the final promotion play-off spot, while at the other end of the table, Lymington are 10 points adrift with five games left.

Jonny Davis scored twice for Brockenhurst (Picture: Les Chase)
Jonny Davis scored twice for Brockenhurst (Picture: Les Chase)

In the spring sunshine, Lymington were on the back foot from the very start, but they did create the first chance of note when captain Toby Colmer smashed the ball straight at keeper Amad Skrzyniarz from 25 yards.

With 11 minutes on the clock, the hosts opened the scoring after a goalmouth melee. Pearce-Eavis cracked an effort off the crossbar before keeper Dale Hind palmed Toby Bailey’s follow-up effort back into the path of Pearce-Eavis, who had the simple task of burying the rebound.

Both sides created chances, with Lymington’s coming after great work from former Badgers Connor Ings and then Dan Susteck, but the hosts soon grabbed a second when Davis poked a tame effort home after 38 minutes.

A last-gasp block from Will Lambert spared Leo Colmer’s blushes after he was pick-pocketed, but the heroics could not last forever, and Bunce finished at the back post to make it 3-0.

It looked as if it would take something special for Lymo to get back in the game, and it looked as if Jake Bockhart had delivered, but his overhead kick flew straight at the grateful Skrzyniarz.

Davis thrashed home at the back post before Bunce floated an inch-perfect ball to McCarthy-Gardiner, who also had no trouble slotting home, sealing a comprehensive home win.

Both sides are away in their next league game on Saturday at 3pm. Lymington Town takes on Hythe & Dibden, while Brockenhurst faces Fareham Town.

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