10 December 2017

Welling United 2 Truro City 2

Match Highlights Here: http://www.thenationalleague.org.uk/match-info/match-centre/1-2850651

Although a draw against Truro City extended Welling’s run of home games without a win, it did halt the run of consecutive defeats.
Knowing that Truro City play with a 3-5-2 formation, Welling Manager Jamie Coyle chose to play the same style to negate their threat and Callum Driver came in to make his debut at right wing back.
Jack Jebb caused problems with his deliveries and an early corner was just too high for Coyle. Jack Parkinson, arriving late, could only fire it into the side netting from a very tight angle.
Tom Bradbrook shot wide before Welling went ahead just shy of the twenty minute mark. Jebb slung in a great cross and Parkinson got a slight touch to ensure it beat Tom McHale in the Truro goal.
However, six minutes later, Truro levelled. Ben Harding tried his luck with a long shot that hit his team mate Cody Cooke. He was not closed down quickly enough and fired into the bottom corner.
Bradley Goldberg went on a good run and cut in but his ambitious effort sailed wide of the near post before Tyler Harvey had a shot well saved by Welling goalkeeper Ryan Sandford.
Goldberg tried his luck with another turn and shot but McHale made a comfortable save.
Just before the interval Parkinson made an important block to thwart Cooke after a free kick and not been cleared effectively.
Immediately after the break Goldberg headed in a Ben Jefford cross but was deemed offside and the goal was disallowed.
In their next attack, Truro went ahead. Connor Riley-Lowe found Tyler Harvey and he finished superbly.
Joe Healy then had to be replaced as stretching for the ball he appeared to twist his knee. Christian Nanetti came on. Tom Bradbrook was also forced to retire four minutes later allowing Eli Phipps a last appearance before returning to Colchester United.
Once those changes had been made Welling levelled. Having been awarded a free kick on the edge of the area, earning the referee an ironic cheer, Jebb stepped up and curled his free kick over the wall and into the top corner.
Once again Goldberg was in the thick of the action pulling back to Driver but his fierce shot from 25 yards flew just over.
Cooke got in behind and fired in a shot from a tight angle that Sandford saved well then Cooke headed wide from Harvey’s cross.
After that, Welling had the better of the game but created few clear cut chances although McHale made a good save from Goldberg after Nanetti had put him through.
As Welling have no game next week, they have arranged a friendly at Phoenix Sports on Tuesday evening to do more work on their shape and to look at a couple of trialists.

Welling United: Sandford, Gayle, Jefford (Johnson 83), H. Phipps, Coyle, Parkinson, Driver, Healy (Nanetti 57),  Bradbrook (E. Phipps 61), Goldberg, Jebb.
Subs not used: Francis, Monakana.

Truro:City: McHale, Palfrey (Thompson 85), Hartridge, Palmer, Gerring, Richards, Lamont (Keats 85), Riley-Lowe, Harvey, Cooke, Harding.
Subs not used: Yetton, Copp, Neal.

Welling United:
Goalscorers: Parkinson (18), Jebb (62)
Yellow cards: Jefford
Red cards: None

Truro City:
Goalscorers: Cooke (24), Harvey (49)
Yellow cards: Richards
Red cards: None

Referee: Robert Whitton
Assistants: Stephen Parmenter and David Harrison

Attendance: 383

Welling star player: Callum Driver

http://www.kentsportsnews.com/welling-united-2-2-truro-city-09-12-2017/

Oxford City 3 Truro City 1

Watch Match Highlights Here: http://www.thenationalleague.org.uk/match-info/match-centre/1-3013283

Oxford City produced the ideal response to Saturday's FA Cup disappointment as a Matt Paterson hat-trick, including a poetic added time goal, handed them a commanding 3-1 victory over high-flying Truro City.
The Hoops' midfield were arguably the real stars of the show as Rob Sinclair and Zac McEachran combined to set up two of the three goals, capping an exceptional team performance.
Mark Jones made one forced change from the side which acquitted themselves so well in the cup, an injury for Freddie Grant giving Reece Fleet an opportunity to start for the first time since his own spell on the sidelines, and setting up in the 5-4-1 formation they ended Saturday's game with. Jack Stevens lined up in goal behind centre halves Joe Oastler, Cristian Navarro and Mo Fofana. The change in defensive shape saw Christian Oxlade-Chamberlain play in a slightly more advanced wing-back role, Dave Pearce dropping back to match him on the left. Godfrey Poku, Reece Fleet, Zac McEachran and Rob Sinclair all took up roles in midfield to support striker Matt Paterson.
The Hoops got off to an exceptionally bright start, Paterson's square ball to McEachran seemingly set to give the midfielder an easy finish but for the intervention of a defender. McEachran was involved once again in the 7th minute, freeing Reece Fleet down the right only for Paterson to put his cross wide of the far post.
With Truro offering next to nothing going forwards, the Hoops were free to continue pressing. Just before the quarter hour mark, a long ball into the path of Sinclair saw an early cross find the feet of Paterson whose attempted finish through the legs of Tom McHale was well read by the 'keeper.
Four minutes later, Paterson's persistence was rewarded with the first of his goals. Exceptional footwork from McEachran saw the young midfielder weave his way through three players, finding Oxlade-Chamberlain whose low cross was spilled into the path of Paterson for the striker to fire home.
City were not content with a one goal lead and went on the prowl for a second. Sinclair nearly provided just that, carrying the ball from his own half to the edge of the box where his effort was well blocked at close range. McEachran had a little more luck from a similar position, although McHale made a routine save down to his right.
A quieter period ensues with Truro beginning to assert themselves in possession, although without creating any chances of note. City, meanwhile, were far more incisive and looked like making the most of a break in the 42nd minute as McEachran yet again raced through the middle. Seeing his initial shot blocked, the midfielder was able to lay the ball back to Fleet whose own effort suffered a similar fate.
With a minute of the half remaining, the White Tigers produced their first shot in anger: Andrew Neal blazing over from just inside the City box.
Oxford City started the second half in very much the same way as the first: on the front foot. McHale was tested once more in the 52nd minute as Reece Fleet intercepted a poor clearance on the half way line, opting not to attempt a long-range finish but instead shooting from the edge of the area and forcing a good save as his shot swerved viciously. The resulting corner caused problems for the visiting defence: Oastler's thundering effort on goal eventually deflected behind.
Back at the other end, Truro began to show a level of threat more consistent with a side chasing promotion. Poku's attempt to see a long ball out for a goal kick was thwarted, resulting in a free crossing opportunity which Navarro did exceptionally well to cut out with a superb block.
Paterson added his second just after the hour mark. Another effective attack through the middle allowed McEachran to feed a delightful ball into the striker's path which was expertly lifted over the onrushing 'keeper.
The visitors' response was immediate, Aaron Lamont finding time and space inside the box to fire past Stevens before City's celebrations had even ended.
There was, however, no letup in the action for either set of supporters. Paterson raced onto another expertly weighted ball through the channel and, while his initial effort was saved, Sinclair was on hand to hook an effort goalwards which crashed off of the bar.
City's only change of the game arrived in the 78th minute, Eddie Jones replacing Christian Oxlade-Chamberlain.
The Hoops continued looking to make the game safe and looked to have done so when a poor Truro free kick was cleared into the path of Pearce. Holding off his marker, the winger was able to pick out McEachran who appeared to be taken down inside the area but, with no penalty forthcoming, the loose ball was eventually cleared.
With three minutes of added time to be played, City were able to kill off the game at the death. Stevens' goal kick saw Sinclair get his foot on the ball, making the most of the gaps which had appeared in the defence to find McEachran who in turn squared to Paterson at the far post for a routine finish.
With no other games having been played this evening, victory sees The Hoops rise to 17th: three points clear of the relegation zone with a game in hand.
Oxford City: Stevens, Oxlade-Chamberlain (Jones 78), Pearce, Poku (c), Navarro, Oastler, McEachran, Fofana, Paterson, Sinclair, Fleet.
Unused: Forde, Hirst, Tutton, Godwin-Malife.
Attendance: 275

06 December 2017

Truro City 1 St Albans 2

 

See Match Highlights Here:  http://www.thenationalleague.org.uk/match-info/match-centre/1-2850638

The Saints made the long journey back from Cornwall after collecting all 3 points, thanks to two late goals from Sam Merson and Charlie Walker which rewarded an excellent performance against a strong Truro City side.

The Saints created the better chances throughout the game as the midfield trio of Sambou, Noble and Monlouis worked hard to retain possession and prevent their opponents from getting into their stride. The full backs also worked well down either flank and both Banton and Murrell-Williamson had a number of half chances in the first half but saw their shots either saved or fly wide or over. Sam Merson also capably led the line up front as he kept the pressure on the Truro defence as he leapt to challenge any ball in the air.
When Truro were able to work the ball into the Saints area, the Saints central defence partnership of Tariq Moore-Azille and Percy Kiangebeni combined well to prevent any clear chances on goal. However, it was Truro who came closest to scoring in the first half when the referee awarded a free kick just outside the Saints penalty area for handball against Ben Herd. The Truro number 9, Tyler Harvey, struck the ball well and over Zane Banton in the Saints wall but his shot struck the inside of Snedker’s near post and bounced across the goal and away to safety.
Truro created a chance shortly after the restart when Niall Thompson did well to create an opening for himself but his shot flashed just wide of the Saints goal. However, the Saints continued to threaten and Merson gave them an indication of what was to come when he got in behind their defence but his volley flew over.
In the 67 minute Ben Herd picked up the ball and worked his way in from the right flank before chipping the ball over the Truro defensive line for Merson to run onto the ball and hit a shot across Tom McHale. The shot initially looked like it would not trouble the Truro keeper but the ball squirmed past an outstretched hand and rolled into the net to give the Saints the lead.
And it was another Truro defensive slip that provided Saints’ substitute Charlie Walker with the chance to put the Saints further ahead. In the 81st minute, Ben Gerring attempted a back pass to McHale but his kick was both underhit and misplaced, allowing Charlie Walker a clear run in on goal and he calmly slotted the ball under McHale and into the open goal.
Truro responded by bringing on the veteran striker Stewart Yetton and player coach Chris Todd – who was pushed up front alongside Tyler Harvey. The Saints looked to be coping with the pressure well until the 91st minute when Truro pumped a long ball forward and Todd and Moore-Azille came together on the edge of the area and both tumbled to the ground. The referee, , decided Moore-Azille had committed a foul and didn’t hesitate in awarding a penalty to Truro. Tyler Harvey stepped up and sent Snedker the wrong way and pull a goal back for Truro.
However, Truro were unable to muster any further meaningful attacks and the Saints saw the game out to gain a well deserved victory that put them back in the promotion play off places in 7th position, just six points off the leader’s Dartford.

https://www.stalbanscityfc.com/truro-city-1-saints-2/

01 December 2017

Lewes 1 Truro City 3



THE WHITE Tigers made progress in the Buildbase FA Trophy with a third round qualifying victory at Lewes by three goals to one. It was a scrappy start to proceedings with no real flow to the game. There were a number of early bookings with Chris Todd and Jamie Richards seeing yellow for City and James Hammond having his name taken for the home side.
A free-kick for the home side was delivered dangerously into the area but headed just wide at the far post whilst a first foray for The White Tigers ended with an effort from Stewart Yetton being dragged wide.
After Niall Thompson became the latest player to be booked, we took the initiative with two goals in the space of a minute just before the half-hour mark.
Firstly, a free-kick found its way to Richards whose effort deflected into the path of Todd who found the net.
Just seconds later, Tyler Harvey was played through and he stayed cool to lift the ball over the advancing ‘keeper to double our advantage.
It left our hosts shell-shocked and worse was to follow for them as half-time approached when Richards seized upon a loose ball in the middle of the park before finding Yetton who in turn played in Rocky Neal and he was able to guide the ball home to make it 3-0.
Whilst not being fully in our stride, we found ourselves well in command. However, the home side were able to pull a goal back just before the break when Billy Medlock won a free-kick on the edge of the area and he stepped up to fire home with a low strike that took a deflection to beat Tom McHale.
We started the second period well as some good work out wide from Thompson ended with his cross find Harvey who beat the ‘keeper only to see his attempt hit the woodwork.
The home side pushed for a way back into the game and a pull-back from the by-line almost saw them find the net as a strike at the far post flew over.
Stewart Yetton became the fourth City player to see yellow as we started to up the pressure late on whilst looking solid at the back to keep the home side, who have just one League defeat to their name all season, at bay.
In the end we proved to be worthy winners to take our place in the first round proper.

WHITE TIGERS: McHale, Thompson, Hartridge, Palmer, Todd, Richards, Copp, Yetton (Lamont), Neal, Harvey, Allen. Subs not used: Keats, Palfrey, Riley-Lowe.  ATTENDANCE: 619. 
 

24 November 2017

Braintree 1 Truro City 1


See Match Highlights Here: http://www.thenationalleague.org.uk/match-info/match-centre/1-3010859

THE WHITE Tigers put in another impressive display as we came home from Braintree Town with a point from a 1-1 draw.
It was the home side who started on the front-foot with a couple of early openings. They had the ball in the net only for the effort to be ruled out for offside before Barrington saw an effort well blocked.
We started to get into our stride and pose a few questions of the home defence with Billy Palfrey getting in our first effort as his strike from distance flew over the crossbar.
It was an evenly-matched affair but we were handed the lead with nine minutes to go until the break when some sloppy defensive play was seized upon by Cody Cooke who found the net for his ninth goal of the season.
The travelling faithful, who had been in good voice all evening, went wild with delight as we got our noses in front.
Just before the break, Michael-Percil went close to levelling matters but his effort lacked the necessary power to trouble Tom McHale too much.
The home side came out of the blocks with purpose and McHale saved well early on before some good play out wide by Roberts ended with Michael-Percil finding the net to equalise with 49 minutes on the clock.
Rather than let our heads drop, we set about the task of getting back in front as Lamont went close.
Another offside flag thwarted Barrington for the home side, but we continued to pose a threat every time we went forward.
There was no way that we were going to sit back and Gabriel had to be alert to acrobatically clear off the line as Tyler Harvey went close.
After Ellul headed just over, it was The White Tigers who ended the game strongly and we almost snatched a winner in stoppage time as the ball flashed agonisingly across the face of goal with no-one able to get the crucial final touch.
Nevertheless, this was another solid display from City as we worked hard and showed plenty of determination and commitment to the cause.
WHITE TIGERS: McHale, Palfrey, Riley-Lowe Palmer, Gerring, Richards, Lamont, Keats (Harvey), Neal (Copp), Cooke, Harding. Subs not used: Hartridge, Yetton, Thompson.

http://www.trurocityfc.net/teams/83206/match-centre/1-3010859

21 November 2017

Hungerford Town 0 Truro City 1

Match Highlights Here: http://www.thenationalleague.org.uk/match-info/match-centre/1-2850627

Although there was a glimmer of light when James Rusby came on during the second half, our injury list remains a serious problem, with no fewer than 7 players in the first team squad out of action with injuries of varying severity, and a serious set-back against high-flying City in a rather ill -tempered game. Truro had a Cody Cooke sent off in the first half whilst Diak John was also red-carded near the end, the decisive goal, an own goal off Rhys Tyler, saw us suffer a 4th successive 1-0 league defeat, although other results saw us remain in 17th place. Saturday’s visit of Billericay in the F.A. Trophy is followed by matches against Chelmsford and Dartford, a daunting prospect which will test everyone at the club. However, the spirit at the club is good and everyone is convinced that we can climb away from the danger of relegation.
With the slope in our favour, we did most of the attacking in the second half and Louie Soares was unlucky when he was unable to get a decisive touch on the ball as it bobbled about in front of the goal and Alex Wall drove a fierce free-kick against the defensive wall from the edge of the penalty area, but Tom Mchale was seldom tested in the visitors goal and when Diak John overlapped down the left in the closing minutes, there was a melee right in the corner, with players from both sides involved and when order was restored, it was John who was punished, although anyone of a number of players might have been punished.It had been another disappointing game and another narrow defeat.                              
 

http://www.hungerfordtown.com/teams/11575/match-centre/1-2850627

14 November 2017

Truro City 3 Dartford 1

Match Highlights Here: http://www.thenationalleague.org.uk/match-info/match-centre/1-2850616

THE WHITE Tigers roared to a 3-1 victory over League leaders, Dartford, in the wind and rain at Treyew Road.
We came out of the blocks with real purpose and a strike from Noah Keats within the opening seconds stung the hands of the visiting ‘keeper.
The resulting corner caused problems for the visitors as Keats and Cody Cooke made their presence felt.
There was no let-up from City as we started on the front-foot and a poor clearance was seized upon by Keats who was just wide with his effort.
After the visitors went close with an effort from Wood going into the side-netting, we deservedly took the lead on 13 minutes when Tyler Harvey was brought down inside the area and he stepped up to convert from the penalty spot.
It was two goals in as many minutes when a neat move down the right ended with the ball fed to Cooke who lashed the ball home.
We were in dreamland on 19 minutes when Conor Riley-Lowe did well out wide to firstly find Keats whose effort was blocked by the ‘keeper but as the ball came back in from Riley-Lowe, Cooke was able to sweetly find the net to make it 3-0.
There was only going to be one winner at this stage as we were asking all the questions and moving the ball around well on a slick surface.
Our visitors managed to pull a goal back on 24 minutes when a low free-kick into a crowded penalty area saw Vint turn the ball home.
There were appeals for a penalty when Harvey did well once more only for the ball to appear to strike a hand inside the area. The referee was unimpressed as play continued.
Another positive run from Harvey saw him pull the ball across the face of goal, but it just evaded Keats in the middle.
As we approached half-time, Harvey and Cooke linked up well again for the latter to go close.
The visitors had a spell of pressure just before the break but we stood firm to go in at the interval 3-1 to the good.
With the wind and rain continuing to lash down, we were looking solid as the visitors hunted for a way back into the game.
A header from Onyemah went just over for Dartford as they started to up the tempo.
Another raid from them saw Jamie Richards block bravely before Tom McHale did well to punch clear as the ball came back in.
Both sides were showing plenty of endeavour and there were chances at either end as Murphy’s strike had the sting took out of it by Billy Palfrey, whilst Keats was denied from close range by a deflection from the visitors.
It was a case of rolling our sleeves up and working hard as Dartford pushed men forward but we stood firm with everyone putting in a shift.
With time running out, Brown went close for the visitors and then in stoppage time McHale saved well as we held on to claim a hard-earned and deserved three points to move up into third place in the table.
WHITE TIGERS: McHale, Palfrey, Riley-Lowe, Palmer, Gerring, Richards, Lamont, Keats, Harvey, Cooke, Harding. Subs not used: Harding, Yetton, Copp, Neal, Thompson.
ATTENDANCE: 541.

http://www.trurocityfc.net/teams/83206/match-centre/1-2850616

09 November 2017

Charlton Athletic 3 Truro City 1

Without Josh Magennis and the suspended Ahmed Kashi, Johnnie Jackson and Joe Dodoo came into the starting lineup with Reeves and Marshall replacing Tariqe Fosu and Billy Clarke.
The Addicks first warning shot came in the seventh minute when a dinked Ricky Holmes cross came to Jake Forster-Caskey, timing his run perfectly into the box. The midfielder’s powerful header beat Thomas McHale in the Truro goal but rattled off the crossbar and away to safety.
Ben Amos had to be on top form to prevent the visitors from taking the lead in the ninth minute when he pulled off a diving save to his right from a well-placed header by Tyler Harvey.
Reeves gave Charlton the lead in the 10th minute with a calm piece of control and left-footed finish on the half volley from near the penalty spot. The assist went to Jay Dasilva who crossed from the left after a clever run and pass by Holmes.
Minutes later Holmes went on a surging run again from the left, attracted three Truro defenders and had a shot deflected wide.
Truro weren’t going away and Chris Solly cleared a deflected Harvey effort off the line in the 21st minute after creating some room with a clever short corner routine. 
Forster-Caskey forced a 34th minute low save from McHale with a low left-footed drive from just outside the Truro area, the keeper was forced to palm the effort behind for a corner.
McHale was again called into action in the 42nd minute when he scrambled across his goal to tip a trademark Holmes free-kick around the post.
Mark Marshall scored his first goal for the club in the 53rd minute when he cut in from the right wing and smashed a left-footed effort at goal from outside the area. The ball took a deflection off a Truro defender to help it past McHale.
Marshall was causing problems and in the 56th minute the winger was played in by Dasilva who had beaten two Truro players but was denied by McHale who saved from the former Bradford City man again two minutes later.
In the 60th minute Truro pulled a goal back through Harvey who leapt well and headed home from six yards from a perfectly delivered, whipped cross from Billy Palfrey.
Tariqe Fosu was introduced on 62 minutes and immediately made an impression cutting in from the left and driving a shot at McHale which the busy goalkeeper dealt with.
Reeves restored the Addicks two goal advantage with driven finish from just inside the area after a lovely one-two with Holmes in the 70th minute.
The former MK Dons attacking midfielder was pulling the strings and in the 75th minute dinked a lovely ball through for substitute Karlan Ahearne-Grant whose shot went just wide. Minutes later Forster-Caskey dragged a low, powerful effort just wide after a clever Holmes lay-off.
The last few minutes finished with drama with Truro hitting the post at one end before Holmes, on the counter-attack, was denied by McHale.
Charlton: Amos, Solly, Konsa, Sarr, Dasilva, Forster-Caskey, Jackson (c), Marshall (Fosu, 62), Reeves (Clarke, 80), Holmes, Dodoo (Ahearne-Grant, 70)
Subs (not used): Phillips, Bauer, Aribo, Dijksteel
Goals: Reeves (10, 70), Marshall (53)
Booking: Amos (81, timewasting), Solly (89, foul on Neal), Konsa (90)
Truro City: McHale (c), Palfrey, Riley-Lowe, Palmer, Gerring, Richards, Lamont (Yetton, 84), Keats, Cooke (Allen, 71), Harding (Neal, 71), Harvey. 
Subs (not used): Todd, Thompson, Copp, Hartridge 
Goal: Harvey (60)
Booking: Neal (90)
Attendance: 4,494 (996 from Truro)
Referee: D Whitestone

https://www.cafc.co.uk/news/view/59ff3400a7af8/emirates-fa-cup-report-charlton-3-truro-city-1

03 November 2017

Truro City 1 Bognor Regis Town 1

Match Highlights Here: http://www.thenationalleague.org.uk/match-info/match-centre/1-2850595

The Rocks came away from their longest league trip in years with a valiant and battling point against title-chasing Truro City.
The Rocks fielded two debutants in Archie Edwards, a young left-back on loan from Charlton Athletic, and Ferdinand Takyi, who signed after time spent in German football.
The Green Army travelled in numbers and it was literally planes, trains and automobiles to get them there.
More than 100 hardy souls made the trip and made sure they paid a fitting tribute to supporter Ryan Purvis, who had passed away suddenly the previous day.
Those fans will have come back from Cornwall heartened by a credible draw against a very strong and organised Truro, who head to League One Charlton Athletic in the FA Cup first round next week.
Shooting towards the clubhouse in the first half the Rocks started brightly and Ben Swallow was the first to strike at goal after just two minutes but his shot sailed over.
After a bright start individual errors began to show on a slow and sometimes bobble pitch causing balls to over run and it was this that led to a yellow card for Truro's Ed Palmer after a late tackle on Calvin Davies.
The hosts took the lead on 15 minutes with skipper Ben Geering heading home at the far post after a great cross.
The Rocks battled after this setback and were unlucky not to equalise just seven minutes later when Swallow slid a ball in for the impressive Ibra Sekajja, whose shot was blocked by a last-gasp lunge from a Truro defender.
Truro doubled their tally of yellow cards received deep into the first half as striker Tyler Harvey was booked for dissent after contesting a decision with the referee.
As the half came to a close Bognor found themselves very much back in the game and their persistence paid off as Sekajja equalised after taking on the Truro right-back, who backed off allowing Sakajja a shooting opportunity which beat the Truro keeper Tom McHallee at his near post - to the frustration of the keeper but the delight of the travelling Rocks fans behind the goal.
Takyi had an opportunity gifted to him with the half-time whistle imminent as the Truro keeper and a defender were involved in a mix-up, leaving Takyi with a chance to poke the ball home but the bounce of the ball and an alert defender denied him and the chance was cleared as the goal beckoned.
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Truro started the second half much the better side and could have retaken the lead after just a few minutes when Cody Cooke headed over a Connor Lowe corner.
Debutant Takyi found himself in the referee's notebook on 60 minutes after a coming together with Truro's number seven in the box both trying to get to the ball that had squirmed free.
Sekajja and Takyi both had chances to give the Rocks the lead but had shots deflected wide by a resolute and very strong Truro defence.
Ollie Pearce was replaced by Jimmy Muitt with 15 minutes to go and Muitt was close to setting up Swallow almost instantly but the ball was just behind Swallow as he ran to shoot.
Takyi had the ball in the net on 80 minutes but was flagged offside by the assistant referee.
The hosts could and should have won the game but a fine save from the dependable Dan Lincoln after a close range shot ensured the spoils were shared, leaving the masses of Rocks fans happy with the point ahead of the long journey home.
Bognor will take many positives from this hard-earned draw.
The emergence in midfield of youngster Tommy Block and the solid debut from left-back Edwards will give all hope that this ground-out result can act as a springboard for better things, knowing they can compete and hold their own against a physical Truro side - despite fielding a starting XI that must be the youngest in the division.
Match report by I Guppy
Report Courtesy of the Bognor Regis Observer

http://www.pitchero.com/clubs/bognorregistownfc/teams/73056/match-centre/1-2850595

22 October 2017

Wealdstone 2 Truro City 1


Wealdstone made the most of near gale force conditions to earn a richly deserved 2-1 victory over an in-form and high flying Truro City at Grosvenor Vale on Saturday.
Abobaker Eisa’s quick-fire double gave the Stones a well-earned first half advantage before substitute Tyler Harvey gave the White Tigers a late goal in an afternoon where both keepers pulled off several outstanding saves.
Bobby Wilkinson made three changes to the side from last weeks stalemate at Chippenham Town. Eddie Oshodi and Matty Whichelow returned from injury and Eisa’s form off the bench earned him a place up front. Josh Hill, Luke Williams and Dan Fitchett made way.
With strong and swirling winds from Storm Brian blowing up the pitch toward the Gun Turret End it was to be a game where the advantage would be shared in a half each as the challenging conditions dictated much of the play.
However Truro, against the wind, had the game’s first real chance; Jonathan North started his busy afternoon in the 22nd minute when he denied Cody Cooke from close range.
But the Stones took the lead on 27 minutes. Eisa chased down a long ball which Truro keeper Tom McHale tried to shield out of play by the corner flag but the eager forward robbed the keeper and swerved in an superb effort from a very tight angle into the open goal.
Eisa then doubled his tally two minutes later with a goal any weather forecaster would be proud of. Truro tried to clear before the ball looped backwards in the heavy wind and Eisa was in the right place to tap it home gleefully when the ball ran loose.
Truro then had the conditions in their favour in the second half and were denied several times by Jonathan North’s lightning reactions, denying Cooke again, his own defender Glenn Wilson, Alex Hartridge and River Allen.
The Stones also made McHale pull off several stops, he tipped over an excellent Danny Green free-kick and also thwarted both Wilson and Shaquille Hippolyte-Patrick from point-blank range in a hugely entertaining passage of play for the 812 crowd.
North was eventually beaten on 81 minutes by substitute Harvey, but the Stones weathered the storm for the remainder of the game with Manager Bobby Wilkinson happy to ‘ugly manage-out’ a very tense final 10 minutes.
Both Eisa and North took the plaudits at the end of the game but boss Wilkinson praised a strong all-round performance from his side afterwards.
The Stones, now in 10th position in the National League South, now travel to Welling United next Saturday in a London derby.
WEALDSTONE: North, Oshodi, Sellers, Wilson, Day, Cox, Whichelow (Brown 69), Okimo, Hippolyte-Patrick, Green (Goodger 80), Eisa. Subs not used: Fitchett, Wellard, Hill.
Report by Chris Woods

https://www.wealdstone-fc.com/2017/posts/report-wealdstone-2-1-truro-city/

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

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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

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