15 October 2017

Hampton & Richmond Borough 0 Truro City 2

Debutant Dan Sweeney missed a penalty with seven minutes to go and the game finely poised at 1-0 in a frustrating afternoon for the Beavers.
Sweeney had been so impressive for the duration of the game and the miss was a disappointing end to the match for the on-loan Barnet midfielder.
Two second half goals from Truro’s Noah Keats proved to be the difference in a game that Hampton dominated for large portions.
Hampton’s long unbeaten run comes to an end but there were plenty of positives in the performance for manager Alan Dowson to take.
The 14 positions in the table that separate the sides seemed to flatter the visitors as Hampton controlled possession with Sweeney in particular looking accomplished.
A relatively entertaining first half saw Hampton on top for the majority. Chances were few and far between, but the best did fall to the home side.
Truro keeper Tom McHale was definitely the busier of the two keepers saving well from Malachi Napa early on before thwarting Sweeney in the 42nd minute.
The game really came to life in the second half as both sides increased the intensity and went in search of a winner.
Max Kretzschmar looked very lively and his interplay with Christian Jolley led to the half’s first chance, as Jolley’s goal bond shot was deflected behind for a Hampton corner.
The home side increased the pressure and went close again through Marvin Morgan as a great ball into the box by Nathan Collier resulted in a goal-mouth scramble and Morgan’s tame effort being eventually cleared.
Against the run of play, Truro took the lead.
A long throw from the left-hand-side was flicked on and landed at the feet of midfielder Noah Keats who provided the finish from eight yards out low into the left hand corner of keeper Sam Howes’ goal.
This galvanised the visitors who took more of a control of the game after their opener.
Bernard Kiernan’s introduction provided Hampton with a bit more of an attacking impetus, with his direct running causing problems for the Truro defence.
As Hampton pushed further forward for an equaliser, more space was left in behind for Truro to exploit on the counter attack.
On one particular occasion a defensive mistake by Collier allowed Cody Cooke to break through and his shot was well saved by Howes.
With seven minutes to go, lively winger Napa’s cross was handled in the area by Truro left back Connor Riley-Lowe and the referee pointed to the spot.
After what seemed like an eternity, as the referee proceeded to book both Riley-Lowe and Jamie Richards, Sweeney was allowed to take it.
Unfortunately for Beavers’ fans his low shot was saved well by Truro keeper much to the delight of the travelling Truro fans.
This knocked the stuffing out of the home side who had battled hard all game to no avail.
With the clock winding down, a long ball up the pitch was taken down and excellently finished by Keats to double his tally.
His accurate shot from outside the box nestled into the same corner as his first, leaving no chance for the Hampton keeper.
A disappointing result for the side in a match that really could have gone either way. Truro were more clinical in front of goal and benefited from Tom McHale’s great day between the sticks.
Goals: Keats (60,89)
Hampton & Richmond Borough FC:
1. Samuel Howes
2. Nathan Collier
3. Joshua Casey (C)
4. Jack Cook (replaced by Crawford 84)
5. Charlie Wassmer
6. Shaun McAuley (replaced by Kiernan 65)
7. Max Kretzschmar (replaced by Moss 72)
8. Dan Sweeney
9. Christian Jolley
10. Marvin Morgan
11. Malachi Napa
Substitutes:
12. Brendan Kiernan (on for McAuley 65)
13. Martin Brenna (GK)
14. Ryan Moss (on for Kretzschmar 72)
15. Harry Crawford (on for Cook 84)
16. Taureen Roberts
17. Enoch Soganile
18. Michael Kamara
Truro City FC:
1. Tom McHale
2. Billy Palfrey
3. Connor Riley-Lowe
4. Jamie Richards
5. Ben Gerring (C)
6. Alex Hartridge
7. Aaron Lamont
8. Noah Keats
9. Andrew Neal
10. Cody Cooke (replaced by Yetton 90)
11. River Allen (replaced by Harvey 90)
Substitutes:
12. Chris Todd
14. Stuart Yetton (on for Cooke 90)
15. Jordan Copp
16. Tyler Harvey (on for Allen 90)
17. Niall Thompson
18. Austen Booth
Attendance: 784

08 October 2017

Truro City 1 Hampton & Richmond Borough FC 1


The unbeaten run was extended in Cornwall to 10 games as the Beavers had to accept a point in controversial circumstances at Treyew Road.In the unceasing rain, the Beavers started the brighter, and Malachi Napa's shot on 9 minutes served notice on the home support that Hampton were in no way concerned by the White Tigers winning run, keeper Tom McHale having to tip it over the bar.Hampton were just about on top as the half progressed, and just after the half hour, Bradley Hudson-Odoi latched onto the end of Marvin Morgan's pass, the shot looping onto the roof of the net.Chances were at a premium throughout the first half and Sam Howes had to be alert as he managed to keep the hosts at bay, gathering loose balls in the box on a regular basis.5 minutes before the break, Charlie Wassmer's tackle on Cody Cooke had the home support baying for blood in the shape of a red card after the defender's somewhat reckless challenge on the wet turf, but they were disappointed as the defender received only a caution.Truro had their best chance of the half right before the interval, Tyler Harvey's shot being parried by Howes, following a quick break by the White Tigers after Hampton pressure.In the early minutes of the second half, Napa's long range effort was spilled through McHale's grasp, the ball only just sliding wide of the post.On the hour, the Beavers took the lead; after a short corner routine, Josh Casey swung in a back post cross which had Cook and Wassmer queuing up to head home, Cook being the one to nod it home.This shell-shocked the crowd and Truro City had to dig into the increasingly softening pitch to try to retrieve the game.On 71 minutes, Allen pinged in a low drive that Howes could only get behind and block as the Beavers were having to defend, Wassmer and Cook having to put in massive efforts to keep the home team out.However on 78 minutes, the White Tigers were awarded what could only be called a soft decision for a penalty, Neal rather too easily falling to his knees in the crowded box after the slightest of tugs on his sleeve by Nathan Collier, which the referee deemed worthy of a spot kick.This left the red and blue shirts incensed at the perceived injustice of the decision, and after the box had been cleared, Riley-Lowe put the spot kick home, Howes not quite being able to get far enough over to reach it.Truro now had their tails up and kept pressing the Beavers defence but Cook, Wassmer and the whole team did their job manfully to make sure the Beavers departed a sodden, soggy Treyew Road with a point, and extend the unbeaten run to 10 games.

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03 October 2017

Truro City 4 AFC Sudbury 1

In reality this was probably the toughest test AFC could get, not the opposition but the sheer logistics of playing a team so far away in the west of the country. However not deterred the club did the job properly and set out on Friday morning for the long coach trip and and an overnight stay in St Austell in preparation for the game. There were however several players that could not make the coach deadline and made their way to Cornwall by car. Those supporters on the coach were augmented by a number that left Sudbury at 4.45am to make their way via car, underground and train.
Unfortunately the end result was not what everyone wanted as AFC were knocked out after taking an early lead.
The weather in Truro was not as sunny as back in Suffolk as the rain poured down. Caretaker Manager Danny Laws had to make one change to his line-up with Adam Mills suspended he brought in Mekhi McKenzie, while on the bench were four of his Academy boys along with goalkeeping coach Danny Potter.
There was almost instant success for the Bostik North side as they took a fourth minute lead. The ball was crossed in and there was Tevan Allen to head the ball down and into the Truro net.
For the next fifteen minutes or so AFC had control of the tie before the home side gradually began to get more into the game. Paul Walker in the Sudbury goal pulled a great save to deny Harvey just before the half-hour mark. The rain continued to pour down as AFC held the lead before a crowd announced as 359.
The final four minutes of the half saw fortunes change, Allen had the chance to increase AFC's lead but his lob was tipped over by keeper Tom McHale before the home side levelled. A corner was headed home by Chris Todd and at the break it was all square.
The day did not get any better for'The Yellows' after the break, as the rain continued to pour and those AFC supporters behind the goal got a drenching. Louis Blake picked up a booking before Truro got in front with an individual goal from Aaron Lamont.
Julian Smith picked up a yellow card before AFC made their first change with Blake going off and Ollie Dunlop taking over. The Cornish side however continued on the front foot with the win and rain behind them. There were fifteen minutes left when Ollie Peter took over from McKenzie and a few minutes later Callum Watson made his second AFC first team appearance taking over from Joe Claridge. Alfie Carroll became AFC’s third booking of the afternoon with ten minutes of the tie left.
Truro added a third goal through Tyler Harvey six minutes from the end of normal time and right on the ninety minute mark Steward Yetton scored a fourth.
The rain was till coming down as the final whistle went and AFC were out of the 2017/18 FA Cup. The scoreline was somewhat harsh but it will stand in the record books.

http://www.afcsudbury.com/teams/104274/match-centre/2-46265

25 September 2017

East Thurrock United 1 Truro City 2

Video Highlights Here: http://www.thenationalleague.org.uk/match-info/match-centre/1-2850547

THE WHITE Tigers ended East Thurrock United's unbeaten start to the season and in doing so roared to the top of the Vanarama National League South table with a 2-1 victory at Rookery Hill.
We started the game well and saw plenty of the early ball, although we were restricted to few real opportunities by our hosts.
After Tyler Harvey had fired over from distance, a cross-come-shot from Aaron Lamont almost caught the home 'keeper out as it shaved the post.
The deadlock was finally broken on 21 minutes when saw sloppy defensive play by the home team presented Harvey with a chance but as the 'keeper recovered to block his effort, Noah Keats was on hand to tuck home the loose ball.
There was a definite edge creeping into the game as the opening period went on with both team showing passion, which spilled over into a melee that resulted in Ed Palmer receiving his marching orders.
With a man advantage, the hosts pushed for a leveller and they went close when Simon Peddie set up Lewis Smith who saw his strike deflected inches wide.
East Thurrock took this momentum into the start of the second half and Femi Akinwande was soon denied by Tom McHale as we had to withstand some pressed.
Our resistance was finally broken just after the hour-mark when Sam Higgins played in Smith who made it 1-1 with a neat finish.
Boosted by the goal, the home side continued to look the most likely side and had a penalty appeal waved away when the lively Smith was brought down.
Peddie went close as the clock ticked down but it was to be City who got the winning goal with two minutes left on the clock as substitute, River Allen, was sent crashing inside the area and the referee pointed to the spot.
Connor Riley-Lowe kept a cool head to step up and fire home to give us our SEVENTH straight victory... outstanding stuff and a real credit to all involved.

http://www.trurocityfc.net/teams/83206/match-centre/1-2850547

22 September 2017

Truro City 2 AFC Portchester 0

Truro moved into the third qualifying round of the Emirates FA Cup with a hard-fought win over their Hampshire visitors at a muddy Treyew Road.
Late goals by substitutes Rocky Neal and Niall Thompson made it six league and cup wins for Lee Hodges's team, who will be hoping for another home tie in Monday's draw.
But they were made to work hard by the well-organised AFC Portchester side who play three levels below that of National League South City in the premier division of the Sydenhams Wessex League.
Thoughts were heading towards a Tuesday night replay when City at last broke the deadlock with 17 minutes left.
The goal was set up by outstanding right wing-back Billy Palfrey who broke in from the right and his cross was bundled in by Neal, as last season's top scorer came off the bench to score for the second successive game after getting the winner in the midweek 1-0 victory over Chippenham Town.
Neal then turned provider four minutes from time, when his cross was tucked away from close range by Thompson for his first goal of the season.
City boss Hodges had named an unchanged team from the one that started. Tuesday's 1-0 National League South win over Chippenham Town, but as it was an FA Cup game had the luxury of being able to name seven substitutes, though only able to use three.
City began well and Tyler Harvey was only denied by a superb save from Portchester keeper Lewis Noice, who somehow pushed his glancing header from Billy Palfrey's right wing cross onto the post.
Noice was soon in action again as he tipped a powerful Ed Palmer free-kick over the bar.
The visitors also had defender Daniel Hayes yellow carded for bringing down Cody Cooke when the City striker looked to run clear.
The Hampshire visitors though also showed they were a goal threat, with striker Bobby Scott denied by City keeper Tom McHale after being put clear.
And later in the half, Scott headed tamely straight at McHale from a cross by right back Robert Evans.
City seemed to lose their way as the half progressed and it was the visitors who would have delighted to go in 0-0 at the break.
Ben Harding flashed a volley just wide for City at the start of the second half, while at the other end McHale tipped over a long range free kick from Portchester skipper Joe Bye.
And McHale had to be at his best soon after after when Robert Evans released Scott, with the home keeper deflecting his shot for a corner.
City continued to press, with Palmer having an effort cleared off the line before Neal finally got the vital breakthrough.
Noah Keats almost made it 2-0, but his shot hit the post and Portchester defender John Warren also struck the woodwork with a header in a frantic finish.
But Thompson then ended the visitors' brave resistance with City's second and they can now look forward to a third qualifying round tie and the the chance to make club history by reaching the fourth qualifying round for the fourth time.
Truro City: McHale; Gerring (capt), Palmer, Hartridge; Palfrey, Harding, Lamont (Allen 58), Keats, Riley-Lowe; Harvey (Thompson 84), Cooke (Neal 58).
Subs (not used): Todd, Yetton, Copp, Richards.
Yellow cards: Harvey (80)
AFC Portchester: Noice; Evans, Stone (Birmingham 77), Ramsey, Warren, Hayes, Searle (Baldacchino 80), Bye (capt), Scott, Kirby, Noakes (Mason 86).
Subs (not used): Wells, Tuppen, Gregory, Scott.
Yellow cards: Hayes (10), Stone (74)
http://www.cornwalllive.com/sport/football/match-reports/truro-city-3rd-qualifying-round-488969

14 September 2017

Truro City 1 Chippenham Town 0

Video Highlights Here: http://www.thenationalleague.org.uk/match-info/match-centre/1-2850541


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

See match Highlights here: http://www.thenationalleague.org.uk/match-info/match-centre/1-2850529

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

Watch Video Highlights Here: http://www.thenationalleague.org.uk/match-info/match-centre/1-2850504

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

See match highlights here: http://www.thenationalleague.org.uk/match-info/match-centre/1-2850496

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

24 August 2017

Truro City 0 v Eastbourne Borough 1

By Kevin Anderson
It is a long, long road to Truro City – and an even longer road back unless you have something to show. But after 88 minutes of stalemate, Ryan Worrall’s (pictured) late goal seized the three points for Eastbourne Borough and ensured a happy trip home.
Jamie Howell’s side is taking shape and finding some decent form. After two early defeats, the Sports have now taken five points from three games, and their manager was understandably upbeat.
“Today has been a good day – it’s a very happy bus this evening!” commented the Gaffer, speaking from somewhere on the M27. “I’m delighted for all involved. Everyone has worked really hard over the past few weeks - we had to dig in at times, but this result allows us to now settle into a more relaxed rhythm of Saturday games, with some time to work on things in training. But that is for next week - today we can enjoy the success."
The Sports had travelled on Friday, staying in Plymouth overnight, and it was the first real chance for this newly-assembled squad to get some bonding time. Gary Charman and Will Hendon were sidelined after their Hampton red cards, but player-coach Ian Simpemba returned to produce a superb performance, at the heart of a Borough defence which withstood some battering spells from the home side.
The White Tigers had started the season strongly, and are always a tough test on their home patch. But with minimal tweaks, and without sacrificing the Borough style, Howell has introduced a bit more steel into his side, and they reduced Truro to long shots and half-chances. Bailey Vose kept the Sports goal intact with one excellent save, point-blank from striker Cody Cooke in City’s best chance of the half.
Meanwhile Charlie Harris, the former Albion 21-year-old who is catching the eye in the Eastbourne midfield, produced a blazing strike which cannoned off the Truro crossbar and away. Then a Taylor shot was deflected narrowly wide, and from the corner Simpemba’s header was saved.
After the break, Borough still looked composed and organised, although they survived one scare when City substitute Tyler Harvey struck the post.
Then, with the final whistle looming, Worrall struck the killer blow. Pouncing on a loose ball on the right side of the penalty area, he drilled a perfect shot across the keeper and into the far corner of the net: a smashing goal to cap off a heartening team performance.
Borough: Vose; Khinda-John, Simpemba, Drage, Redwood; Worrall, Torres, Harris (Ransom 71), Odubade (McCallum 45), Pinney, Taylor (Street 78). Unused subs: Horlock, Crittenden.
Referee: A. Blake Att: 412
Borough MoM: Ian Simpemba – immense at the heart of defence

http://www.ebfc.co.uk/teams/21890/match-centre/1-2850474

21 August 2017

Truro City 1 Bath City 2

Match Highlights Here: http://www.thenationalleague.org.uk/match-info/match-centre/1-2850464

THE WHITE Tigers slipped to our first defeat of the season at the hands of Bath City despite putting in a performance full of spirit and endeavour.
It was our visitors who had the first opportunities when a couple of free-kicks in promising positions failed to trouble Tom McHale.
Our first real chance came on the quarter-hour mark when a shooting opportunity opening up for Rocky Neal but he blazed over.
The opening goal arrived just before the half-hour mark and it was Cody Cooke who got his name onto the scoresheet.
It was a deserved goal for The White Tigers but it wasn’t long before our visitors were given a route back into the game from the penalty spot and Lemonheigh-Evans made no mistake to level matters.
We refused to let our heads drop and Cooke thought he had bagged a second as half-time approached only for his effort to be ruled out.
Things were starting to get a little scrappy as the opening period came to a close and Neal was given a yellow card amongst it all.
With a large and vocal crowd giving the team fantastic backing, the early action of the second half saw McHale save well as Bath came out of the blocks with real purpose.
It wasn’t long before they had the lead when Straker found the net on 48 minutes to give McHale no chance.
There was a booking for Keats as frustration got the better of the former Bath player. He almost grabbed an equaliser when McHale’s long free-kick from deep was headed on to him but he couldn’t beat the ‘keeper.
A free-kick from Ed Palmer wasn’t properly dealt with by the visiting ‘keeper but he managed to get away with it as the loose ball was scrambled clear.
The White Tigers made a couple of changes as we kept the pressure on in search of a leveller. There was good tempo to our play and it was giving our opponents plenty to think about.
To their credit, Bath defended resolutely to frustrate us and hold on to their lead as we tasted defeat for the first time this term.
WHITE TIGERS: McHale, Palfrey (Thompson 64), Riley-Lowe, Palmer, Gerring, Richards, Keats, Allen, Neal (Yetton 72), Cooke (Harvey 72), Harding. SUBS NOT USED: Hartridge, Lamont
ATTENDANCE: 676.

http://www.trurocityfc.net/teams/83206/match-centre/1-2850464

Concord Rangers 2 Truro City 2

Match Highlights here: http://www.thenationalleague.org.uk/match-info/match-centre/1-2850446

A LAST-gasp equaliser denied The White Tigers all three points at Concord Rangers.
It was the home side who came out of the blocks the brightest and they almost took the lead straight away when they had an effort cleared off the line.
We started to get a foothold in the game as the opening period went on, but it remained goalless at the break.
The second half began with a penalty for City but Rocky Neal's effort was well saved.
It gave the home side a boost and they went on to take the lead through Lewis Taaffe who finished off a neat move.
We refused to let our heads drop and got our reward as the clock ticked down when Niall Thompson played in Noah Keats who managed to guide the ball over the line on his League debut for the club.
More joy was to follow in the final minute when Thompson turned provider again, this time to set up Stewart Yetton who headed home.
There was to be a sting in the tail, though, as Taaffe popped up to make it 2-2 with virtually the last kick of what had been an entertaining second half.
Despite missing out on all three points, it extends our unbeaten start to three games.

http://www.trurocityfc.net/teams/83206/match-centre/1-2850446

09 August 2017

Gloucester City 0 Truro City 3

Video Highlights here: http://www.thenationalleague.org.uk/match-info/match-centre/1-2850433

It was an evening to forget for Gloucester City as a clinical Truro City took advantage of of a wasteful Tigers side, writes Kelsey De Maria . Reece King was brought into the side to replace the injured Karnell Chambers, with Tim Harris favouring Zack Kotwica over Joe Parker.
Truro made a blistering start as Gloucester went behind early on for the second time in two games.
Sam Avery was adjudged to have fouled Niall Thompson after the two fell over each other, before Ed Palmer fired a vicious free kick that Alex Harris couldn’t keep out.
It was another slow start from Tim Harris’ side but City pressed hard to get back into it.
A lull in the game followed, before Sam Avery robbed possession in midfield and tried a shot from 30 yards but he dragged his effort well wide of the target.
The play opened up in front of Mullings in space who obliged the fans calls to shoot but scuffed the strike wide.
Hanks almost caught McHale in No Man's Land from a very deep free kick as it nearly dipped under the crossbar, with the Truro stopper scrambling.
Truro had doubled their advantage with just their second shot on target. This one was a simple free header from a corner by the Truro skipper Ben Gerring.
City were lamenting what looked like stone-wall penalty not given after Ed Williams was dragged back in the box.
Kotwica found the net with a stunning volley across the goalkeeper but the play was pulled back for offside.
After the break the Tigers had a chance to get back into the game as the referee pointed to the spot after a handball in the penalty area by Gerring.
However, the penalty was tame by Ethan Moore and McHale saved easily, which really summed up the Tigers night up to that point.
Ed Williams, one of the lone bright sparks in the Tigers team tried an effort in space from 30 yards but the effort drifted over the bar.
The miserable night was compounded for City as they were caught out on the break in the final quarter of an hour led to a simple pull back for Copp to well and truly finish the game.
City kept plugging away until the very end and were denied a second penalty after more penalty shouts for handball were turned down by the referee.
The Tigers will look to put things right on Saturday when Wealdstone are the visitors to the Jubilee Stadium.

Gloucester City: Harris, Thomas (capt), Parselle, Hamilton, Avery, Mullings, Hanks, King (Cundy 72’), Moore (Morford 67’), Kotwica (Mbunga 72’), Williams. Subs not used: Parker, Forsyth

Truro City: McHale, Palfrey, Hartridge, Palmer, Gerring (capt), Richards, Lamont (Copp 46’), Allen, Thompson (Neal 63’), Cooke (Yetton 85’), Riley-Lowe. Subs not used: Booth, Harding.

http://www.gloucestershirelive.co.uk/sport/football/match-reports/unhappy-start-life-new-temporary-293537

07 August 2017

Truro City 3-2 Welling United

See video here: http://www.thenationalleague.org.uk/match-info/match-centre/1-2850430

New look Welling United will be going home wondering how they left Truro City empty handed.

Having done well to come back from two down, they fell to the sucker punch of a late goal that was totally against the run of play.
Even in the early stages they had looked bright yet went behind from Truro’s first attack when Aaron Lamont tricked his way through some half hearted challenges before firing home with the aid of a deflection.
Christian Nanetti might have equalised immediately but probably hit his shot too sweetly and Tom McHale was able to save.

McHale was a relieved spectator soon afterwards when Joe Healy’s shot flashed just the wrong side of the post after Nanetti had again been too hot for the right side of the Truro defence.
Defensive frailties then came to the fore when short centre forward Niall Thompson was allowed to bring a long ball down unchallenged before turning and looking at his options. His shot that went wide may not have been the best choice.

Chris Lewington then had to be watchful as a River Allen shot took a nasty bobble in front of him and he had to see it out for a corner.
Healy had a shot blocked, Ben Jefford had a cross that was caught in the wind and had to be taken by McHale, and Tom Bradbrook headed over from Connor Dymond’s cross as Welling looked for an equaliser.
Having failed to level, they went further behind just before the break when they again allowed Thompson to bring a long ball down unopposed. This time he did not waste the opportunity and found Allen whose crisp first time pass sent Cody Cooke free to finish with aplomb.

Stunned Welling could have conceded again when Lamont fired over from the edge of the area.
At half time, player-manager Jamie Coyle made a substitution that allowed Dymond more freedom and as a result, Welling bossed the second period.

Almost immediately, McHale made a stunning save from Bradbrook who had redirected Bradley Goldberg’s shot.
Coyle then pulled one back five minutes into the second half when heading home Nanetti’s corner. Nine minutes later, he equalised with another header from Nanetti’s long free kick.

Although chances were few and far between, Welling enjoyed more of the possession and substitute Alfie Pavey caused a threat every time it came to him.
Ian Gayle was disappointed not to hit the target with a header from a Dymond corner but that paled into insignificance when Truro went ahead in stoppage time with a bizarre goal. Allen’s hopeful deep cross caught in the wind and held up enough to clip the top of the far post and go in.

There was no time for a response and the final whistle blew consigning Welling with a long journey home with nothing to show for it.

Truro City: McHale, Palfrey, Hartridge, Todd, Gerring, Richards, Lamont (Neal 67), Allen, Thompson (Yetton 67), Cooke (Copp 67), Harding.
Subs not used: Booth, Riley-Lowe.

Welling United: Lewington, Dymond, Jefford, Parkinson, Coyle, Gayle, Nanetti (Pattisson 80), Healy, Bradbrook (Pavey 66), Goldberg, Ajala (Durojaiye 46).
Subs not used: Joseph-Dubois, Francis.

Truro City:
Goalscorers: Lamont 10, Cooke 45, Allen 90
Yellow cards: None
Red cards: None

Welling United:
Goalscorers: Coyle 50, 59
Yellow cards: Parkinson, Durojaiye, Healy
Red cards: None

Referee: Tom Reeves
Assistants: Ciaran Barlow and  Scott Robertson

Attendance: 506

Welling star player: Connor Dymond
Pictures supplied by Dave Budden.
http://www.kentsportsnews.com/truro-city-3-2-welling-united-05-08-2017/

03 May 2017

Bishop's Stortford 4 Benidorm 0

THE WHITE Tigers ended the season with a disappointing 4-0 reverse at already-relegated Bishops Stortford.
It was a slow start for Lee Hodgesside and we fell behind on nine minutes when Sam Ford found the net.
As we looked to get back on level terms, Aaran Pugh went close when he met a corner with a towering header that went over.
The home side managed to double their advantage on 24 minutes when some more sloppy defensive play allowed Elliot Ronto to find the back of the net.
Our afternoon got worse as the interval approached when the home side won a penalty and Evans Kouassi stepped up to make it 3-0.
It was a case of game over just a minute later when Aaron Greene made it four against a Truro side without the spirit of the previous game when we secured our National League South status.
The opening exchanges of the second period saw The White Tigers trying to regain some pride as Tyler Harvey put an inviting ball across the face of goal before an acrobatic effort from Rocky Neal landed just over.
With the clock ticking down, Les Afful, on in place of the injured Harvey, went close with a strike but in truth the game was starting to peter out as we ended the campaign with a 4-0 reverse.
 

Truro City 2 Hemel Hempstead 1

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17 April 2017

Welling United 3-2 Truro City

Coming into the game, both Welling United were keen to pick up the points that would allay any doubt surrounding their future participation in the Vanarama National League South.

At the end of the ninety plus minutes, it was Welling that were able to celebrate their survival having completed a come from behind victory.
Setting out with a 4-4-3 system, the White Tigers took the game to their hosts in the early stages of the game but the Welling defence proved hard to penetrate.
It took twenty minutes for either side to create a goal scoring opportunity, but Chris Todd was well off target with what turned out to be their only goal attempt in the first half.

Eventually, Welling came into the game and Dan Walker twice created opportunities for Alex Cathline. The first was a first time near post effort that flew wide. The second was on target but lacked the power to trouble Tom McHale.
As Welling continued to look for an opening and went ahead from a free kick. Rhys Murrell-Williamson delivered and Ben Martin rose to head home.

Sam Hatton fired over an Walker had a shot saved before Welling shot themselves in the foot two minutes before the interval. Niall Thompson found Andrew Neal and he crossed into an area of uncertainty that resulted in Martin passing back beyond goalkeeper Chris Lewington and into his own net.
Four minutes into the second half it went from bad to worse for Welling  A good swift Truro break ended with Neal finishing from Dan Smith’s low cross.

Hatton fired a shot in that was cleared off the line just out of the reach of Phil Walsh then Murrell-Williamson had a free kick saved.
Danny Waldren and Walker were off target for Welling and in a rare raid at the other end Cody Cooke also failed to trouble the goalkeeper.

An increasing number of Truro fouls eventually proved costly when Murrell-Williamson curled a free kick into the bottom corner.
Two minutes later, Welling went ahead when substitute Tyrone Marsh burst through and fired home in style.
Smith fired well wide for Truro before Alex Cathline struck the post deep into injury time with McHale well beaten.

Victory took Welling up to fourteenth in the table, the highest they have been all season.

Welling United: Lewington, Fish, Brown, Hatton, Martin (Hayles 46), Walsh, Walker (Crawford 85), Waldren, Cathline, Joseph-Dubois (Marsh 62), Murrell-Williamson.
Subs not used: Leacock, Richards.

Truro City: McHale, Bentley, Hartridge, Todd (Afful 86), Richards, Smith, Adelsbury (Yetton 86), Cooke, Neal, Harvey (Allen 65), Thompson.
Subs not used: Pugh, Brett.

Welling United:
Goalscorers : Martin (32), Rhys-Williamson (74), Marsh (76).
Yellow cards: Waldren, Crawford.
Red cards: None



Truro City:
Goalscorers: Martin o.g. (42), Neal (49)
Yellow cards: Todd, Hartridge, Cooke.
Red cards: None


Referee: Paul Kelly
Assistants:.Michael Marsh and Simon Finnigan

Attendance: 526

Welling star player: Phil Walsh
Pictures supplied by Dave Budden.
http://www.kentsportsnews.com/welling-united-3-2-truro-city-14-04-2017/

15 April 2017

TISA Statement on Stadium for Cornwall Ground Share


Truro Independent Supporters Association(TISA) cautiously welcomes the news today that there has been at last a degree of clarity about where Truro City will play its football in the years to come.  Whilst it was always preferable for TCFC to have its own purpose built stadium, sadly this was not something that the clubs owners could deliver. The next best option is to be part of the exciting Stadium for Cornwall project which will hopefully help the football club integrate more successfully with the Cornish community.  We also welcome the fact that rather than having to play outside of the county in Torquay until the new Stadium for Cornwall is built, instead we will be playing at Bodmin Town’s ground which will also benefits them by making lasting improvements in their ground infrastructure.  This is something that TISA pushed for in our ‘Keep Truro in Cornwall’ campaign last year and we are glad that common sense has at last prevailed.

Simon Birch - TISA Secretary

11 April 2017

Truro City 1 Ebbsfleet 1

Sam Deering’s second-half equaliser replicated the score from Treyew Road of last season but the single point saw Fleet slip a further two behind Maidenhead United at the top of the table. Fleet, who were denied by the woodwork, some last-gasp defending and heroic goalkeeping, must now hope to gain maximum points from Easter’s double-header and hope Truro prove as redoubtable when they host the league leaders.
Daryl McMahon’s side were unchanged from the eleven that eased past Welling 5-1 last weekend and actually turned up at the ground before some of Truro’s own players who were caught in traffic, a fate that befell many of the travelling Ebbsfleet support as well.
On a blustery but warm afternoon in Cornwall, the game took a little while to get going with Fleet adopting their usual measured approach, trying to pick apart the home defence. The white shirts weren’t sitting back, however, and seemed more than capable of testing the Fleet’s back line.
They twice tried their luck from distance in the opening exchanges, Ben Adelsbury seeing a leg deflect his shot over the bar and then full back Alex Hartridge also tested his range, sending another effort over the bar.
Former Plymouth front man Tyler Harvey was proving to be something of a nuisance and he drew a save from Nathan Ashmore before going even closer when a clever effort over the Fleet goalkeeper needed the attentions of Kenny Clark to clear out of the six-yard box.
Sam Deering then saw a shot turned behind from a Jack Connors pass, while Danny Kedwell diverted the corner into the box against a Truro hand but the referee was unconvinced by the penalty appeal.
Truro went close again on 21 minutes when a long throw almost caught out Clark with the ball skipping off his head and against his own crossbar. At the other end, Fleet weren’t finding the target and Kedwell saw a header fly over the bar from an Anthony Cook delivery.
The home side picked up a couple of bookings for fouls in midfield but it was from a Fleet infringement that Truro took the lead three minutes before half-time. Adelsbury was 25 yards out but sent a fine free-kick soaring over Ashmore before dipping under the bar to leave Fleet with it all to do.
After a fairly shot-shy first 45, Fleet’s determination shone through in the second half, with Bradley Bubb brought on at the break in place of Darren McQueen. But the visitors’ drive came at a cost as they lost skipper Kedwell to a suspected broken arm seven minutes after the restart, the No.9 colliding with Truro centre back Ben Gerring and immediately requiring treatment.
Sean Shields was his replacement and before the Fleet could start to feel sorry for themselves, the substitute’s introduction was timely. Two minutes after coming on, Shields got into space courtesy of a foray down the flank and delivered a cross that Deering of all people met with head to steer it past goalkeeper Tom McHale.
With that goal, Fleet’s tails were up and they went at Truro, doing everything but score a winner. Bubb fired just over after his one-two with fellow sub Shields carved open the home defence and then Jack Powell’s ambitious drive from distance clattered off the crossbar.
Straight after that, on 63 minutes, his midfield partner Andy Drury let fly with another effort which also came back off the crossbar, falling for Bubb who connected but saw the ball smothered by a desperate block from McHale. Powell then curled a free-kick just over after Cook was fouled on the edge of the box, but Fleet fans were baying for a spot kick, convinced it was inside the line.
Truro struggled to fashion a chance at the other end and when they did get it forward, Fleet looked dangerous on the break. With 15 minutes left, Bubb’s diving header from Shields’ cross was kept out by an excellent save by McHale while the goalkeeper was relieved as time ticked away when a defender cleared Clark’s header off the line. And still the keeper thwarted the visitors’ efforts when he pulled off another superb save from Drury’s 15-yard shot as Fleet’s final chance went begging in five minutes of time added on.
EUFC: Ashmore, Cook, Connors, McCoy, Phillips (Winfield 46), Clark, Powell, Drury, Kedwell (Shields 52), McQueen (Bubb 46), Deering. Subs: Jordan, Rance
TCFC: McHale, Bentley, Hartridge, Gerring, Richards, Smith, Adelsbury, Cooke, Neal, Harvey, Thompson (Afful 78). Subs: Todd, Yetton, Brett, Allen
Attendance: 501