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Rangers get the point after Taylor team talk

By Mid Devon Gazette  |  Posted: November 13, 2012

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MANAGER Mike Taylor earned his corn at half-time after some key changes saw Cullompton Rangers come back from two goals down to win their first point since his arrival.

After a bright start from Cully, the hosts went ahead after a Luke Warmsley own goal, followed by a Glen Squires strike.

Along with a stern team talk, Taylor introduced Jack Towill for Paul Dugard, and goals from Marcus Pethick and Ryan Leverton levelled the match.

"I wanted to attack them from the start and we came out of the blocks well, but once we conceded that took the wind out of our sails and, fair play to Falmouth, they jumped on that and were all over us," said Taylor, whose side host Bovey Tracey tonight (Tuesday).

"At half-time I read them the riot act, changed personnel and changed the formation a bit.

I asked for a goal in the first 10 minutes and, on 55 minutes, we scored, and we proceeded to absolutely destroy Falmouth in that second period.

"It was disappointing not to walk away with three points but we got a late equaliser and that shows the fight in the team."

Witheridge manager Chris Vinnicombe was far from happy, despite seeing his side make it four wins from four in a thrilling win over Torpoint Athletic.

Steve Ebdy and Dan Thompson put Withy 2-0 up, only for Shane White to hit two goals to level the scores. Ebdy made it 3-2 before Karl Curtis and Jamie Dirrane both saw red and Torpoint's Tom Hall made it 3-3.

But Vinnicombe's men hit back straight away through an Ebdy penalty to win the match.

"In the second half the referee started making silly decisions and their players got on his back and focusing on what he was doing and we got sucked into that," said Vinnicombe. "Jamie Dirrane then got punched in the face and ran screaming to the referee and he sent him off.

"I told the lads afterwards that we just need to focus on what we are doing and not what the opposition are doing."

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