A first senior goal from Dan Cullen was the highlight of an excellent night of action at Southern Road as Exmouth Town Football Club defeated Bridport 4-1.
Town did not make the best of starts and found themselves a goal down inside 10 minutes of theToolstation Western League Premier Division meeting.
However, they soon got themselves back on level terms thanks to a goal from captain Max Gillard and then took a 2-1 lead into the break after a neat finish from Mark Lever.
That special moment of a first Town goal from 21-year-old Dan Cullen came on 70 minutes when he rose above everybody else in a crowded area before planting his header beyond the goalkepeer.
The fourth and final goal was scored by Ben Steer.
Exmouth Town assistant manager Andy Rawlings was delighted with the team’s response to going behind so early on.
He said: “We made an uncharacteristic sluggish start and paid the price, but, if anything, that merely served to give us a spark and we were soon level and, once ahead our game management was exceptional.”
He added: “In general it was a good all-round team display with contributions from across the pitch.
“I think one of the most pleasing aspects of the nights work was that we had four different goal scorers and not one of the goals came from what you’d expect to be ‘regular scorers.
“Jordan Harris, Ace High and Aaron Denny are three you’d expect to be amongst the goals in a game where we net four, but though none of the trio did score, they each played big parts with their work rate and creativity.”
The Town assistant manager also had high praise for young Cullen who not only scored his first Town senior goal but also landed the Man of the Match award.
Rawlings said: “Dan [Cullen] gave another most authoritative display.
“Sometimes you’d be forgiven for thinking he’s been in the game for an age as he plays with maturity that bellies his age!”
Town are up to fourth in the Western League top flight table and next up is Saturday’s (October 3) trip to Bradford Town.
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