08 December 2011

Late goal denies Truro City of victory

By Rhod Mitchell Source: LINK

Eastbourne Borough 2 Truro City 2

A much improved  display by City saw them take a richly deserved Blue Square Bet South point in East Sussex on Tuesday evening.

After their disappointing performance in losing 2-1 at Farnborough on Saturday, City boss Lee Hodges asked for an improvement and he got it with only a late Eastbourne equaliser denying them all three points.

Scotty Walker took his goal tally to ten this season
He made one change from Saturday's line-up with Dan Smith starting up front against his former club and Joe Broad dropping to the bench.

But again City started slowly and soon went behind when Karl Rook headed home and that was the way it stayed until  half time.

But three minutes into the second period, leading scorer Scott Walker's seventh successful penalty of the season got them on level terms after a home defender had handled the ball.

It took Walker's tally for the season to ten and it soon got better for the visitors when Ash stole in at the near post to head home Les Afful's corner.

And with keeper Tim Sandercombe in outstanding form  on a very windy and chilly night, City looked on course with victory until six minutes from time when they failed to deal with a free kick and Ben Watson equalised from close range.

They also suffered a blow when Ash had to be stretchered off following  a bad tackle and he must be a doubt for Saturday's FA Trophy tie at home to Ebbsfleet United.

City though held on for a share of the spoils to make their long trip up a pretty happy one.

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