Wednesday night’s visitors were Okehampton Argyle, who have had a successful run in the FA cup, but have failed to replicate those performances in the league.
The game began with the visitors showing why they were runners up in the league last season. They were playing some impressive football, looking dangerous, especially in attack. Cully though coped well in defence and gradually grew into the game, attacking down both flanks. Then a moment of madness by the Okehampton full back, when, after a poor tackle, kicked out at Aiden as he lay on the ground. The referee had no option but to send the player off.
Shortly after this incident, Cully scored when Lucas White collected the ball in his own half, racing into the heart of the opposition defence unleashing an unstoppable shot high into the net.
Cullompton were very much on top now, but out of nowhere a long ball into the Cully’s half, saw keeper Will Davis catch the ball outside his area, and once again the referee had no choice but to send him off.
Both sides down to 10 players, and with centre forward Lewis Hill taking over between the sticks. Half time came with Cully holding on to their one goal advantage.
The second half began with some supporters wondering if Cully had blown their chance, but not a bit of it. Unlike Saturday’s game, they were able to use their passing game to full effect, having the majority of the play. It wasn’t long before Cullompton increased their lead when a combined move down the right between Aiden and Lloyd, with Lloyd scoring.
This was no more than Cully deserved and despite losing both centre backs to injuries, they continued to dominate.
Lloyd made the game safe, when wriggling free in the box he was able to slot the ball home to make the game safe.
A deserved victory! Final score Cullompton 3 Okehampton 0
The manager said afterwards that he was pleased with the performance of all the players, especially after Saturdays game. He now wants to take it forward into this Saturday’s game at home to Elburton.
Rev the roving reporter