Conditions were ideal for football with the Edenvale Park pitch looking in great nick. Relishing these conditions Rangers were very quickly into their stride when after only four minutes Ollie Aplin chased what looked like a lost cause but he somehow managed to keep the ball in play and set up Tom Beddow to score from 15 yards into the bottom corner off the post. There was almost a repeat only a few minutes later but Joe Tickle in the Withy goal pulled what proved to be the first of many fine saves. Rangers remained very much in the ascendancy and squandered several fine openings but a mixture of poor shooting and good defending kept the score down to one goal at half time.
Would Rangers be made to pay for their shortcomings in the second half the supporters were asking themselves during the break but the answer was soon provided as the home team managed two goals within five minutes of the restart to put the result beyond doubt. Firstly Witheridge failed to clear an Alex Greening corner and Marcus Fanson drove home the loose ball and then Ollie Aplin opened his account for the season to make the score 3-0.
Rangers saw out the rest of the game without any alarms apart from in the final minute a sloppy back pass should have led to a goal for the visitors but Adam Langabeer appeared from nowhere to clear the goal bound shot off the line.
Sterner tests lie ahead for Rangers but that is two wins on the trot and two clean sheets so we cannot complain.
FINAL SCORE: Cullompton Rangers 3 – 0 Witheridge
Match report by M.Scott