09 August 2017

Gloucester City 0 Truro City 3

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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

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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/