A bumper Bank Holiday crowd saw league leaders Exmouth Town come out on top in a feisty encounter at Ednvale Park.
The visitors went in front after 15 minutes through a clinical strike from Karl Rickard but that was the only real goalmouth action in the first half which was dominated by the referee in his pursuit of suitable yellow card candidates. I have to say though that his cause was not helped by the poor discipline of both sets of players.
The second half continued with both defences in control but it sprung into life on the hour when Langers tackle on ex Cully boy Jordan Harris was deemed guilty of a red card. Then the retaliation shown by Rickard ensured that he followed the Cully midfielder to the inevitable early bath. Rangers then forced a deserved equaliser when a towering header from Beechy from a Greeno corner found it’s way into the top corner. An upset now looked on the cards but as we threw men forward in search of a winner we were caught on the break and Harris set up Ace High to score with a scruffy shot which hit the post and trickled over the line. Exmouth then squandered several good opportunities but were foiled by some last superb last ditch defending and some excellent goalkeeping by Adam. Rangers had a big shout for a penalty in the dying seconds when Bailo was upended in the box but the referee waived aside the appeals and Exmouth had the vital three points to keep the Champions title in their grasp with Tavistock as their only challengers.
Team: Seedhouse-Evans, Mitchell(Stone 82 mins), Reed, Beech, Ansell, Langabeer, Greening(Baily 70 mins), White(R. Parsons 70 mins), Beddow, Donohue, Hill.