When Camus wrote his famous consideration on the absurd, meaning in life and suicide, The Myth of Sisyphus, he noted that by reading the start of the book you already knew the ending. His point was that if the book didn’t conclude there was a meaning and need to live, then it wouldn’t have been completed.
Following recent results it’s similarly true that to be reading this report means that the Reserve team won yesterday, as it would have been much too depressing to write any kind of report after another defeat. Indeed Cullompton did win – 3-0 away at a young Wellington team, creating numerous chances throughout and importantly keeping a clean sheet.
Cullompton started strongly, intermittently moving the ball quickly and creating openings whenever they did. A few chances had come and gone before a free kick was chested down by Riggo, who then turned to smash the ball past the keeper on the half hour. However, Wellington weren’t without threat and with the score still 1-0 at the interval the game was far from over.
The second half didn’t differ greatly from the first, and ten minutes in Cullompton grabbing the all important second as Kieran played a few one-two’s with their keeper before finally deciding to put the ball into the net. For five minutes it looked as if Cullompton would score every time they got forward, but a few challenges and skirmishes dragged the tempo out of the game.
A third goal was scored by Ben Broome with twenty minutes to go, and to be fair it wasn’t bad. If Ben tells you he went on a solo run from his own half, skipped past three defenders (turning one inside out at least three times) and calmly slotted the ball past the keeper, just for this once he’s not actually talking a load of rubbish!
Wellington still looked to pull a goal back, and Cullompton dug in well to preserve the clean sheet. With next week off it was important to return to winning ways, and the post match feeling was much as Sisyphus would have felt after those first couple of successful pushes in moving that rock back up to the top of the mountain.