It was a wet and windy Marshfield Park which greeted Rangers who were looking for their first points of the season after three straight defeats. They were without the services of regular keeper Dom Aplin, skipper Lloyd Beech and defender Corey Burns. New signing Dan Law over between the sticks and Hedley shuffled his team around with Frazer Clark moving to the centre of the defence and Bradley Riggs filling in at full back along with Isaac Reed.
With elements at their back Rangers were to dominate first half action and were guilty of squandering four really good chances before, on the half hour Marcus Fanson wriggled free of a tackle and was clear in the box when he was clumsily floored by Sam Borthwick in the home team goal. Tom Beddow strode up and confidently despatched the spot kick. Rangers were shocked almost immediately when Mike Lucas struck a free kick from long range which Law managed to touch onto the crossbar and to safety.
The second period saw Callington have much more of the game and the defence needed to be at their best to stem the tide, but apart from one shot from Carlton Farnham which seemed destined for the bottom corner before the outstretched hand of Law touched it clear the Rangers rearguard were superb. Late in the game Matthew Fanson was introduced for Ollie Aplin who had worked tirelessly up front and within minutes of coming on he latched on to a pass from Ash Donahue to put the result beyond doubt. He almost grabbed a second right at the death but after rounding the keeper a defender managed to clear his goal bound effort on the line.
This was a workmanlike performance by Rangers in which everyone played their part in very testing conditions.
FINAL SCORE: Callington Town 0 – 2 Cullompton Rangers