In a match where the referee made some baffling decisions Ventnor found themselves hard done by in an epic match.
Poor missed tackles saw Lymington take a 12-0 lead at half time but a Mike Walker try bursting over in the second half gave Ventnor hope.
Having had much of the play, Ventnor then found three penalty decisions go against them and had a player sin binned. The result led to a Lymington try and a mountain to climb.
Paul Berry scored in his dogged style, and converted, but time ran out.
Ventnor seconds host Hurricanes thirds at Watcombe Bottom this weekend (10 November).