After facing one unbeaten side in their last game, Cully now faced another in high flying Bridport.
I wasn’t at the game on Saturday, but I understand that Ivybridge were the best side Cully have played this season, I hoped Cully would bounce back with a good performance.
The opening few minutes wasn’t what Cully wanted, when an intended back pass to the keeper was intercepted by a Bridport forward who rounded our keeper to score.
Cully responded well, and with Aiden on the left and Lucas down the right, they began to cause the Bridport defence some problems, both creating scoring opportunities.
At the other end Cully’s defence coped well with Bridport’s attacks and were able to restrict them to long range efforts, never troubling the keeper.
When the half time whistle came both sides should have been pleased with their performances.
At the start of the second period Bridport began to get on top. Their centre forward caused problems with his pace and skills, but Cully’s defence were again up to the challenge, and were able to settle the side back into the game.
I think Bridport were surprised how tenacious Cully were, and began to get frustrated with the performance of this Cully side, making poor tackles and constant remarks to the officials.
Cully were right on top now, stretching the Bridport defence, again creating missed chances. Eventually this pressure paid off, with substitute Makan Coulibaly slotting home from 12 yards, for his first goal and a thoroughly deserved equaliser.
Bridport threw everything at trying to get a winner, however Cully held out for a deserved 1-1 draw.
After the game the manager said how disappointed he was giving an avoidable goal away again. Overall though he was pleased how the team were gelling and he looks forward to another tough game at home to Axminster this Saturday.
Rev your roving reporter.