Cullompton were on the road again on Tuesday evening, when they travelled over the hills to Crediton, hoping to avenge the defeat suffered at home earlier in the season.
The referee had delayed the start of the game, asking for the lines to be remarked claiming that they were illegible because of the heavy rain.
When the game did kick off, both sides worked hard to get on top, especially as the conditions were really slippery. It was Crediton who created the early chances, forcing a number of corners, which though, came to nothing. In fact neither side forced the keepers into making goal bound saves.
On 40 minutes it was Cullompton who broke the deadlock when they were awarded a free kick on the edge of the Crediton penalty area, after Will Pinnick was brought down when through on goal. The referee produced a yellow card to the offending Crediton player, when many thought as last man it should have been red.
Lewis Hill stepped up to blast the free kick home.
One nil at half time, Cully went into the break well on top.
It was a different story at the restart when straight from the kick off Crediton equalised; a long ball down their left saw the wingman cut into the Cully penalty area and score at the near post. A poor goal all round. Perhaps the keeper was disappointed to be beaten in this fashion?
Maybe in the past Cully may have dropped their heads now, but not this young side, who have in recent weeks shown the resilience to become a more than useful team. And it was with this confidence that Cully took the game to their opponents, pushing forward creating some panic to the Crediton defence. Both sides though were strong in defence, making goal scoring chances at either end difficult. The final whistle came with both sides looking for the winner.
Cullompton can be well pleased with this result against a very strong Crediton team, and thoroughly deserved a point.
Cullompton are home to Dartmouth this coming Saturday.
Rev your roving reporter.