Cully had to grind out three points against a gritty Elburton Villa side on Tuesday night. We started really brightly and when Jordan Harris steered home a fine header from a Brandon Parsons cross after only 12 minutes it looked like plain sailing for the visitors but we seemed to lose our composure on the ball and were forced into too many errors and were guilty of giving the ball away too often. Having said that Adam, back in goal for Cully had little to do as Beechy marshalled his defence to keep Villa at bay.
Into the second half and more of the same but a towering Beech header from a Greeno corner gave us some breathing space with 20 minutes left. Ollie Aplin then forced a great save out of the home keeper and Adam was eventaully called into action to make a couple of smart saves for us as we comfortably saw out the final stages of the game.
Liam was pleased “It is not an easy place to come and the pitch was quite difficult but the way we started I though we would run out comfortable winners but we seemed to take our foot of the gas and let them into the game. But I was happy with the way we defended, especially from their set pieces. We scored two excellent goals and it is good news that we are creating chances which was one of our problems last season.”
Team: Seedhouse-Evans, Orchard, Beech, Ansell, Reed, Langabeer, Greening(Riggs 75 mins), Thomas(Down 80 mins), Aplin, Parsons B(Baily 70 mins), Harris.