South West Peninsula League
Published 10th August 2012
.....players who have left after all but one quit Speeds Meadow over the summer.
Central midfielder Tom Pilling is the only player who was at Cully last season who is in contention to line up at Bovey Tracey on Saturday for the Premier Division curtain-raiser, with Bunney rebuilding the squad in nine weeks. Bovey themselves are looking to build on last season's sixteenth-place finish, and they have appointed Roger Bonaparte as their new manager.
Many Cully players left following Peter Buckingham's departure, who initially went to Barnstaple Town only to move to Elmore shortly afterwards.
"Only one player has stayed from last season and that is disappointing because they did not even hang around to have a look at things," said Bunney. "When I came in nearly every single player left so I had to build a squad from nothing.
"We are doing okay. We have a lot to work on but we are getting there and we are a lot closer to where I want to be than a month ago.
"Given the circumstances, I think matching what the club did last season has to be this season's objective."
Two players that Bunney hopes will help propel Cully to that objective are Ryan Leverton and Gary Wills – both of whom have signed after playing for SWPL Division One East side Alphington last season. Sam Alford has also signed for the club.
"We are very pleased with these two Leverton and Wills in particular because trying to sign them has gone on for the last six weeks," said Bunney.