Cullompton made the relatively short trip for a mid week game at Sidmouth Town, looking to avenge the recent home defeat earlier this month.
The manager was faced with unavailable players but able to call up George Painter, playing his first game this season following a lengthy spell out with injury, and Aiden Horne back from University.
Cully began the game on the front foot, attacking the home side with some slick football, especially down the right. It was from such an attack that from a right wing cross, the ball was turned in by Jack Lewis.
Cully was unable to maintain this early momentum and allowed Sidmouth to begin to dominate the game, with their aggressive style of tackling and fast counter attacking.
Cully could not hold on until half time. Five minutes before the break Sidmouth were awarded a penalty, which they duly dispatched.
Minutes later, Cully were punished further when a free kick from the left was diverted into the net through a crowded penalty area.
The second half began with Sidmouth well on top, without really creating too many scoring opportunities. Cully worked hard to get back into the game but never troubled the home keeper. Sidmouth showed their second half dominance by heading a third goal from a corner in the 85th minute. Interestingly all three of Sidmouths’ goals came from set pieces.
Final score Sidmouth 3 – Cullompton 1.
Cully have to pick themselves up this Saturday with a visit from a high flying Crediton team.
Next game is:
1st home v Crediton. KO 15:00
Rangers have organised a reunion this Saturday for all past & present players and club members. Look forward to seeing you all!
Rev the roving reporter .