Rangers once again left themselves a mountain to climb as they conceded three first half goals against a quality Tavistock side which will surely be challenging for honours again this season.
The home side were without Steve Orchard and we missed his calming influence in defence as Tavy launched wave after wave of attacks although Ashley almost gave us a lead when he broke through but he just overran the ball and it was smothered by the visitor’s keeper. But after 30 minutes it was 3-0 to Tavy with two well worked goals and a wonder strike and it looked ominous for Cully. But they came out after the break without Simon Hill due to a troublesome groin. That was the signal to revert to a back four and the chance to introduce Marcus Fanson for his first appearance of the season and he soon showed us what we had been missing with his quality on the ball. Brad Kelly also came on for the gallant James Ansell who had run his socks off.
Tavistock did have a couple of clear chances to extend their lead but it was Rangers who got closest to a goal in the second half when Keiran Fry rattled the crossbar from close range in the dying seconds.
Team: Whatley, Riggs, Hill (Fanson 45mins), Beech, Reed, Langabeer, Norrish, Greening (Fry 80mins), Ansell (Kelly 65mins), Donahue, Newman,