The reserve team continued their strong run with another comfortable home win against strong opposition, beating title contenders Lapford 8-1.
Cullompton dominated from the start, creating chances throughout with Lapford only hitting their consolation late into injury time.
The first goal was struck home by Ben Broome following good work down the right from Bradley Riggs. Dan Horler then strolled inside to hit an identical goal to the prior week and make it 2-0. To be honest it was hard to keep track after that, but it was 4-0 at half time and 8 by the final whistle.
Ben and Dan both struck a second, Lee Riggs hit his weekly goal (as well as another 3 assists or so) while Liam got another double. Apparently Tom also scored although I can only recall his scuffed shot from 4 yards which certainly didn’t make it all the way to the net. Highlights included Horler making way for a sub while on a hat-trick for the second week running.
Lapford had rather less fun both on the pitch and off it, with their linesman struggling to keep his feet on the sidelines as their players decided to start leaving their feet with some regularity on it. Tempers were certainly fraying with some poor challenges verging beyond dangerous, which the referee did well to control. The pitch was also taking plenty of blame, although Cullompton were having no issues with it as they continued to pass the ball around neatly between their regular goals.
Lapford’s late goal was an irritant, with the biggest negative of the day being how fired up Lapford will be for the return leg in a few weeks – that promises to be a totally different game. But for now it’s time to savor an excellent performance and the result which it fully merited.