Tomorrow (Saturday, September 18), sees Withycombe in action on matchday three of the new Cornwall/Devon campaign when they travel to Mid Devon to take on Cullompton, writes Adam Curtis.
With the first two Withy matches ending in a narrow defeat to Bude and then last week’s late equaliser at Raleigh Park against Plymstock Albion Oaks, the momentum in the team is beginning to grow; this coupled with the return of a couple players from injury this week, the boys will want to put in a confident performance against Cully.
Due to the uneven number of sides in the league, our hosts, Cullompton have only played one game so far this season, a game which saw them lose 21-15 away at Bude last weekend. This result puts them tenth in the table, one place below Withy who sit in ninth.
Apart from a pre-season friendly in 2016, it’s been some years since we last played Cully in a competitive fixture, back when both sides played their rugby in Western Counties West in the season that they were promoted to South West 1.
Withy RFC Club Secretary, Dave Josey reflects back saying: “We have a long history with Cullompton dating back to well before the leagues began. The fortunes of both clubs have fluctuated over the years, so it’s good to be back on a par with them”
Tomorrow’s game kicks off at 3pm from Stafford Park in Cullompton. We hope to see as many of you come along and cheer on the boys being that 16th man. The postcode for those using a satnav is: EX15 1PZ.
If you’re unable to join us in Mid Devon, you could always head down to Raleigh Park to watch the Withy 2s who are in action against Crediton 3rds in a friendly match. Kick off there is at 2:30pm.
Live match updates will be available online for both games, but the website addresses for the 1st XV match can be found at: http://bit.ly/cul-wit ;