Cullompton made the short trip to Honiton to play a Friday night fixture.
Following a week of continuous rain, the kick off saw both teams finding it difficult to adjust to the slippery conditions, with several mis timed tackles. Gradually the game settled down with Cully trying to play their usual passing game, whilst Honiton had adopted the long ball game, suiting the conditions.
After 15 minutes Cully conceded a needless corner, from which an unmarked Honiton defender headed home.
The home team were now beginning to get on top, especially with their centre forward causing problems with his height and willingness to chase and close down Cully’s attempts to play out from the back. And he was to play a big part in Honiton’s second goal when he won the ball from
a long throw resulting in the ball being stabbed over the line for Honiton’s second, and right on half time.
Scoring just before the break usually gives the momentum to the team leading, but Cully had different ideas, and from the restart took the game to Honiton.
With both wide men causing problems to the Honiton defence, it was from one of these attacks that Jack Bryant, breaking into the penalty area, set up Lewis Hill to score. It wasn’t long before Cully equalised. A corner from the right was headed clear but straight to Lucas White, who from the edge of the area volleyed home.
There was a scare for Cully when defender and captain Sam Bryant was injured and had to be replaced. Cully though were able to see out the game without any further problems.
The old adage, a game of 2 halves, was certainly true about this game.
Cully are back on their travels, away at Crediton Tuesday 24th at 7:30.
Rev the roving reporter