An away trip to Dartmouth saw Cully looking for revenge following a shock home loss earlier this year.
Although the manager had his defensive duo of Sam Bryant and Matt Futcher missing because of work commitments, he was able to welcome back Harry Varnals following his suspension.
The game began in bright sunshine. Unfortunately you could not say that about the game. With a strong wind and a bumpy pitch, the football was pretty poor and any chances that were made, came Dartmouth’s way.
No score at half time.
Two minutes into the second half, Dan Koita harassed the Dartmouth defence, getting in a shot which the keeper parried into the path of Aiden who calmly slotted home. More good work from Dan saw another shot parried; this time Danny Jee headed home.
Cully were right on top and should have increased their lead when Aiden was brought down in the box. Unfortunately Lloyd missed from the spot. A miss that might have been vital, especially as Dartmouth reduced the deficit, which saw an unmarked player heading home from a corner.
Cully responded well with Dan continuing to torment the Dartmouth defence. It was from a half clearance from a defender, that saw Jack Bryant volley home from 25 yards.
Dartmouth’s heads began to drop now, which saw some clumsy tackles taking place. One of which led to Harry Varnals leaving the field with a damaged ankle, being replaced by the manager Paul Pockock.
With minutes remaining, Dan once again running at their defence, playing a one two with Aiden scoring his second.
The final whistle came with Cully again on the attack. After a disappointing first half, Cully ran out worthy winners 4 – 1.
Rev roving reporter.