14 September 2017

Truro City 1 Chippenham Town 0

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Three days after their trip to Kent in the East of England, the Bluebirds were on their travels again, this time in the opposite direction to Truro City.
There a depleted Chippenham side fell to defeat in wet and windy Cornwall.
The Bluebirds were without several key players and finished the match with ten men after Andy Sandell was shown a straight red card a minute after coming off the bench.
The result saw Truro move up to second in the league whilst the Bluebirds dropped two places to fifteenth. Chippenham more than held their own in the opening forty five minutes, despite the home side winning the corner count 5-2.
However, after the interval the home side cranked up the pressure and scored the decisive goal eight minutes into the half.
On-loan Swindon Town youngster Scott Twine was instrumental in Chippenham's early attacks; he was off target with an early shot, before setting up Matt Smith who similarly failed to hit the target.
Just past the midway point a strong run by Smith saw his shot blocked by a Truro defender with appeals for hands being turned down by referee James Durson.
Truro’s main threats centred around Cody Cooke who also failed to hit the target with two early efforts.
Cooke also saw a shot blocked by the Bluebirds defence and his effort from the rebound went wide. Just before the interval Truro almost opened the scoring when a shot hit the bar.
The White Tigers scored the all important goal on fifty three minutes when half time substitute Andrew Neal, who had replaced Cooke, fired home from outside of the box.
Ten minutes from time Truro’s Noah Keats shot was blocked, whilst Chippenham’s misery was compounded two minutes from time when Sandell received a straight red card.

Chippenham: Jared Thompson, Dan Bowman (Andy Sandell 86), Nuno Felix, Mike Jones, Greg Tindle, Scott Donnelly (Josh Morgan-Williams 76), Alex Ferguson, Matt Smith, Dave Pratt, Scott Twine, James Guthrie subs not used: Zayne Alime, Jon Beeden, Sam Collier
Truro: Tom McHale, Bill Palfrey, Conor Riley-Lowe, Ed Palmer, Ben Gerring, Alex Hartridge, Aaron Lamont, Noah Keate, Tyler Harvey, Cody Cooke (Andrew Neal 46), Ben Harding subs not used: Chris Todd, Stewart Yetton, River Allen, Niall Thompson
                           
 
Ref: James Durson
Ass Refs: Richard Morris, Ben Williamson
Att: 288

http://www.pitchero.com/clubs/chippenhamtown/teams/8730/match-centre/1-2850541

11 September 2017

Truro City 7 Whitehawk 2

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THE WHITE Tigers were in seventh heaven after being Whitehawk 7-2 at Treyew Road.
It was a commanding and comprehensive performance by Lee Hodges’ side as we swept away our struggling opponents with some free-flowing football and neat interplay.
We were able to get our noses in front on eight minutes as Noah Keats found the net following a slick move.
The second arrived on 16 minutes when some good link-up play on the left ended with Tyler Harvey presented with an opportunity which he dispatched.
The visitors were able to reduce the arrears shortly afterwards but Keats hit back with a crucial goal to make it 3-1 going into the break.
Keats completed his hat-trick on 55 minutes to really put us in the driving seat as we started the second half with real purpose and determination.
After Tom McHale had saved well to thwart the visitors, Cody Coode strode through to make it 5-1 on the hour-mark with a goal that oozed confidence.
There was an own goal by former Torquay United defender, Oneil Odofin to make it six as the visitors struggled to clear their lines from a corner.
Lamont went close to adding a seventh as his strike was well saved from close range.
On 82 minutes, Liam Gordon was able to pull a goal back for his side with a neat finish after The White Tigers had been guilty of pressing forward in search of more goals.
McHale has work to do soon afterwards to deny Davies, but normal service was resumed when a corner found its way to Alex Hartridge who got his name on the scoresheet to make it 7-2.
Substitute, Niall Thompson, went close late on as we were able to make it four wins in a row to continue our march.
WHITE TIGERS: McHale, Palfrey, Riley-Lowe, Palmer, Gerring, Richards (Hartridge 14), Lamont, Keats, Harvey (Neal 69), Cooke (Thompson 69), Harding. Subs not used: Yetton, Allen.
ATTENDANCE: 413.

Truro City: McHale, Palfrey, Riley-Lowe, Palmer, Gerring, Richards (Hartridge 14′), Lamont, Keats, Harvey (Neal 69′), Cooke (Thompson 69′), Harding
Subs not used: Yetton, Allen
Whitehawk: Tokarczyk, Walsh, Cadman, Elliott, Roddy (Wakley), Odofin, Rose (Fenwick), Whittingham © (Davies), Rodrigues, Tighe, Gordon
Subs not used: Garnett, Hawkins (GK)

Goals: Keats (8′)(31′)(55′), Harvey (16′), Cooke (60′), Wakley OG (72′), Hartridge (88′) (Truro City); Rose (23′), Gordon (82′) (Whitehawk)
Yellow Cards: Rose, Tokarczyk (Whitehawk)
Hawks Man of the Match: Liam Gordon
Attendance: 413

http://www.trurocityfc.net/teams/83206/match-centre/1-2850529

06 September 2017

Havant and Waterlooville 1 Truro City 2

Exuberant highlights can be seen here: http://www.thenationalleague.org.uk/match-info/match-centre/1-2850517

LEE BRADBURY was left cursing being hit by a ‘mugging’ as Hawks fell to stoppage-time defeat. Truro carried out a smash-and-grab at Westleigh Park as they picked up a 2-1 victory in the National League South. Cody Cooke’s 94th-minute sucker-punch ensured Bradbury’s men came away empty-handed and stalled their impressive form. Sub Alfie Rutherford set his side on the way as they dominated, before Noah Keats levelled in the 69th minute. Then came the last-ditch blow which left Bradbury scratching his head how his side lost.He said: ‘How did we lose that? That’s what a real mugging looks like.‘We dominated possession for the whole game and created chances.‘We deserved to win it only to get sucker-punched in the 94h minute. We didn’t deserve that. ‘We dominated the whole game and I couldn’t ask for anymore from the players. ‘The players worked hard and we got our noses in front with a great goal‘Then the mix-up allows them the equaliser, and at the end we had more than enough at the back to deal with it.‘You have to feel for the players.’ The Hawks continued their recent trend of starting well by pinning the visitors back in their own territory during the early stages.Truro goalkeeper Tom McHale was forced to punch out a threatening Brian Stock free-kick from the left.McHale was soon in action again making a point-blank far-post save to keep out a Theo Lewis volley.It was a strong opening from the hosts after three successive wins. Despite doing the majority of the attacking the Hawks were finding Truro difficult to break down, though.Andreas Robinson went closest to breaking the deadlock on 35 minutes flashing a diving header past the upright from a corner. The Hawks were soon back on the attack at the start of the second half with Rory Williams thundering an angled shot wide of the target.Twelve minutes after the restart Rutherford was sent on in place of Mike Carter as the home side chased the game.The change did the trick and the breakthrough came after 65 minutes with a stunning Rutherford strike.Picking the ball up just inside the visitor’s half he burst forward and from 20 yards thundered his shot into the net via the underside of the crossbar. Within four minutes, however, the visitors equalised as Noah Keats punished the Hawks after they failed to clear their lines.McHale denied the Hawks a winner with a fabulous one-handed save to keep out a George Barker free-kick which was heading for the top corner.But deep into stoppage time Truro snatched the win when they caught the Hawks on the break and Cooke fired past the advancing Ryan Young.

Read more at: http://www.portsmouth.co.uk/sport/football/hawks-fc/bradbury-hawks-hit-by-truro-mugging-1-8136579

04 September 2017

Hemel Hempstead Town 1 Truro City 2

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THE WHITE Tigers came from behind to secure an excellent 2-1 victory at Hemel Hempstead Town to make it two wins in a row.
We had an early opportunity to take the lead when a corner found the head of Ben Gerring whose towering effort flashed just wide of the target.
It acted as a wake-up call for the home side who started to get into their stride with Ben Greenhalgh going close before James Kaloczi was denied by a smart save from Tom McHale.
The home side had the ball in the net when Charlie Sheringham touched home a header from close range but the offside flag ruled out his effort.
There was another save from McHale to deny Greenhalgh as he latched onto a through-ball but the resistance was finally broken five minutes from the break when a corner found the head of Tom Hamblin who made no mistake.
Their lead was almost doubled on the stroke of half-time but this time Hamblin was off target with his header.
Having been second-best for much of the opening period, The White Tigers came out for the second period with renewed vigour and determination.
We enjoyed the majority of possession and went close on a couple of occasions before Cody Cooke levelled matters as he guided the ball home just before the hour-mark.
It was a deserved equaliser and we went on to rattle the woodwork as we searched for the winner.
The all-important goal came on 82 minutes when Noah Keats was able to get in a low strike that evaded the 'keeper to complete our comeback and secure a hard-earned three points.

http://www.trurocityfc.net/teams/83206/match-centre/1-2850504

29 August 2017

Truro City 2 Weston-super-Mare 1

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THE WHITE Tigers made a return to winning ways with a 2-1 victory over Weston Super Mare on a sunny Bank Holiday Monday afternoon.
It was the visitors who had a great chance to take an early lead from the penalty spot, but Tom McHale, who was in such inspired form in the previous game, saved the spot-kick.
It gave us a real boost and Tyler Harvey went close to opening the scoring at the other end with ten minutes on the clock, however, he dragged his effort just wide.
We started to get into our stride as the half went on and posed a couple of questions until we won a penalty of our own on 33 minutes.
Harvey stepped up and made no mistake to open the scoring as he sent the ‘keeper the wrong way.
Despite the hot conditions, it was a lively encounter with plenty of endeavour from both sides.
Holding a single-goal lead going into the second half, we were searching for the all-important next goal and it duly arrived courtesy of Cody Cooke who found the net on 64 minutes.
It gave us some breathing space until our visitors managed to reduce the arrears with ten minutes to go and it made for a tense ending to the game.
McHale was called into action on a couple of occasions as Weston searched for a leveller, but we held firm to take all three points and move up to seventh place in the table.

http://www.trurocityfc.net/teams/83206/match-centre/1-2850496

Chelmsford City 2 Truro City 0


Matthew Johnson's header on the hour-mark put the home side ahead after a dominant frst half.
Christopher Dickson's deflected shot on 79 minutes sealed the victory, Chelmsford's fourth of the season, and ensured the Clarets remained second in the League.
City boss Rod Stringer made two changes to the side that won at Wealdstone a week ago; Ashley Miller started for the Clarets instead of Elliot Omozusi, while Mark Haines occupied Chris Bush's spot after the defender signed for Ebbsfleet United on Friday.
   
The hosts almost found themselves ahead early on, but Michael Spillane could not keep his header down while Scott Davies' deflected shot forced an impressive save from Tom McHale.
Chelmsford continued their pressure in the search of an opener, but Dickson could only watch as his two chances went agonisingly wide.
The visitors had a rare chance of their own midway through the first half but Andrew Neal's shot was tame and easily dealt with by Sam Beasant.
Dickson almost had an early claim for the Goal of the Season award, but his impressive over-head kick from Johnson's cross was well held by McHale.
   
Beasant did well to tip Ed Palmer's curled freekick over the bar, with Mark Haines receiving a yellow card for the foul just outside the box.
Spillane's poor defensive header fell to the feet of Cody Cooke in the Clarets' box, however the White Tigers' striker was unable to net from close range.
Dickson marginally missed a golden chance to score as the ball flew milimetres past his head, but two minutes later the Clarets were ahead. A fierce curled corner from Michael West met Johnson's head and the midfielder powered a header home on the hour-mark.
The home side continued to dominate towards the end of the second half, with McHale being requied to stop Lee Barnard's low driven shot.
But the Truro goalkeeper could not stop Chelmsford's second. Substitute Anthony Church did well to pull the back to Dickson and the City striker applied enough pressure to beat McHale's one-handed attempt at a save.
Shaun Batt almost had a goal of his own but, after running the length of the pitch, a low save from McHale denied the City striker.
Chelmsford City:
1. Sam Beasant
2. Ashley Miller
3. Craig Braham-Barrett
4. Mark Haines
5. Michael Spillane
6. Scott Davies
7. Michael West
8. Matthew Johnson
9. Lee Barnard
10. Christopher Dickson
11. Kudus Oyenuga
Substitutes:
12. Anthony Church (72', on for Scott Davies)
14. James Stevenson
15. Luke Daley
16. Shaun Batt (80', on for Lee Barnard)
17. Daniel Green (58', on for Kudus Oyenuga)
Truro City:
1. Tom McHale
2. William Palfrey
3. Connor Riley-Lowe
4. Ed Palmer
5. Ben Gerring
6. Jamie Richards
7. Tyler Harvey
8. River Allen
9. Andrew Neal
10. Cody Cooke
11. Ben Harding
Substitutes:
12. Chris Todd
14. Stewart Yetton (80', on for Andrew Neal)
15. Arron Lamont (76', on for Jamie Richards)
16. Noah Keats
17. Niall Thomspon (76', on for Ben Harding)
Yellow Cards:
Chelmsford City: 43' Mark Haines, 46' Scott Davies.
Truro City: None.
Red Cards:
Chelmsford City: None.
Truro City: None.
Goalscorers:
Chelmsford City: 60' Matthew Johnson, 79' Christopher Dickson
Truro City: None.
Half Time Score: Chelmsford City 0-0 Truro City
Full Time Score: Chelmsford City 2-0 Truro City
Attendance: 730

http://www.chelmsfordcityfc.com/teams/62438/match-centre/1-2850478