Exmouth United Under-12s superb winning run ends with hard fought point at Cullompton Rangers
PUBLISHED: 15:37 20 March 2013 | UPDATED: 15:37 20 March 2013
Cullompton Rangers 1, Exmouth United 1
The sensational twelve game winning ruin of Exmouth United Under-12s came to an end when they were held to a 1-1 draw by second in the table Cullompton Rangers when the sides met in Mid Devon.
The hosts began brightly, but the excellent Rory Bland and United glovesman Nick Eveleigh were equal to the challenge. The visitors settled into the game and they too carried a real threat, but were denied by some fine home goal keeping from James King.
At the other end Kai Mohan and Ruben Darocha both had chances for the hosts, but half time arrived with both teams disciplined defences yet to be undone.
After the break the game had a similar intensity to it and, seven minutes after the re-start home centre forward Curtis Leembruggen made no mistake with a strike that gave young Eveleigh no chance of keeping out.
The goal gave the hosts a big lift and they pressed for a second, but were denied by some more solid defending. United counter-attacked and Sam Balbli, Adam Wilkinson and James Gill were all frustrated by good defending and goal keeping but the home side.
With time running out a United corner was cleared by the home defence, but only as far as centre back Lewis Hough who promptly struck a venomous shot that flew into the back of the Cully net!
United pressed for a winner, but it was not forthcoming and both sides settled for a point, a fitting outcome to a superb game of football played in a great spirit by two well-matched sides.