Axminster were the visitors on Saturday, in what would be another tough fixture.
The game couldn’t have got off to a better start for Cully, when after 5 minutes they were awarded a penalty for hand ball, which home debutant Lewis Hill calmly slotted home.
Cully were well on top now, and should have increased their lead but several chances were not converted.
Out of nowhere, and from a rare Axminster attack, a mid fielder picked up a loose clearance and cut in midfield to unleash an unstoppable shot into the top corner of the Cully’s goal.
This was the spur that Axminster needed. Three minutes later it was 2-1, when a long ball through the middle was misjudged by the Cully defence, to allow an Axminster forward to easily score. Worse was to follow, when a move down the right caught the Cully defence ball watching, allowing an overlapping full back to pass into the penalty area to be easily converted by an Axminster forward. 3-1.
The referee’s whistle brought half time and a welcome break for Cully.
The second half began with Axminster going forward searching to dash any hopes of a Cully fight back.
Cullompton though had other ideas and began to get on top with some quick counter attacking football again, creating chances that weren’t taken.
The introduction of Lewis White and Jack Bryant was to change all that. Lewis was instrumental in setting up the comeback, firstly threading a pass to Lewis Hill to slot home from 6 yards. 3-2. Further good play down the right: a slick pass into the box allowed Jack Bryant to equalise with a snap shot. 3-3.
Cully were rampant now and it came as no surprise when another pass by Lewis, saw Makan Coulibaly turn in the box and score the winner. 4-3.
Cullompton thoroughly deserved the win, with the manager pleased with the result especially the second half performance.
Looking forward to Tuesday’s match away at Torrington.
Rev roving reporter.