Saturday’s visitors were Crediton, who are sitting at the top of the league, so Cully faced a tough challenge.
Cullompton began well, pushing forward taking the game to the opposition and forcing two successive corners but didn’t convert either opportunities. However it wasn’t long before Cully got their noses in front when Louis White cut in from the left, and unleashed an unstoppable shot into the far corner.
As has happened recently, Cully could not press on for the second goal, allowing Crediton to get back into the game. They came close to scoring but their front man could not convert two very good chances, so allowing Cully to finish the half ahead.
The second half kicked off with Crediton showing much more determination and it took some stout defending from Cully to keep them at bay.
Just as Cully looked to have weathered the storm, Crediton were awarded a penalty. Although the referee appeared to wave play on, the linesman intervened and flagged that it was a foul. What followed was not a good advert for football, with players and management complaining about the decision, which ended with Cully’s physio being sent off.
Crediton duly scored from the spot.
This was not the end of the incidents, with the referee realising he had made a mistake and called for the physio to retake his place on the bench and sending off Harry Varnals, who was judged to have made an over the top tackle.
Minutes later Jack Bryant was sin binned for disputing a referee’s decision (when will they ever learn?).
Cully were now down to 9 men, and it wasn’t long before Crediton took the lead scoring at the far post from a cross from the right. Crediton continued to create and miss chances before the ref blew for full time.
All in all a disappointing 2-1 loss for Cullompton.
Rev roving reporter