Cully had the short trip to Honiton for their final game of the season. The manager had two vital players missing, especially the keeper, and not being able to find a replacement he had to take the gloves and go between the sticks himself.
When the game began it was Cully who began the brightest, pushing forward and taking the game to Honiton.
A break, down the left by Aiden, followed by a good low ball into the area, should have been turned in, only a terrific interception by a Honiton defender prevented Cully taking the lead. Another break down the left saw Aiden hitting a shot into the ground, bouncing over the keeper to see it hitting the post and rebounding to safety.
Honiton struggled to get into Cully’s half, and Paul must have thought being a keeper was easy.
The second half began with Honiton on the front foot and Cully looking as though they were still in the dressing room.
It wasn’t long before the home side got in their first shot of the game, whistling just over the bar.
Cully at last began to wake up and started to create a few chances, but as often happens, a long clearance into the Cully’s half was not dealt with by the defenders, resulting in a cross into the box which was easily headed home.
Chasing the game now and looking for an equaliser, Cully were open to another break away goal, and with five minutes left, Cully lost possession just outside their box, the ball falling to a Honiton player who volleyed pass a helpless Paul for the second goal.
Honiton finished the game well on top, and on their second half performance deserved winners.
Cullompton ended their season with two consecutive defeats, but on the whole they have had a good year. Cullompton have a bright future if their young side can stay together and look forward to the next season.
Good luck to you all.
Rev the roving reporter