23 January 2012

City Alerts - "We stopped the rot" - by Mike Truscott

LEE'S VIEW on  Bromley   1   Truro City  1  

"We stopped the rot.  Once you lose three in a row, you start to wonder where the next points are coming from, so this was quite a big game for us.  I can't say we were outstanding, but it was good to go ahead and have something to hold onto for a change.  In the last few games, we have been chasing it.

"Bromley probably dominated the first half and we had the better of the second.   We each had a couple of good chances in the first half and the goal that put us ahead wasn't even a full chance, really.  Andy Watkins did well to bring down a long ball;  he was fouled and then scored with a bullet header to Scott Walker's free-kick.

"I was disappointed with their equaliser, which came from a throw-in on the half-way line.  Our centre halves didn't get close enough to their boy, who was allowed to turn and run at goal, and he finished well.  In the last 15 minutes, I thought if anything we looked the more likely to score, which was pleasing.  I stuck Barry Hayles on upfront and decided we'd have a go for it."


MARTIN WATTS (knee):  operation scheduled for this Saturday.  Target return:  August/September.  

TRANSFER EMBARGO:   situation remains unclear, but hopes still centring on end of month for lifting.  ED PALMER speculation:  NO change in prospects of further loan spell - nothing doing for now.
KIEREN CONIBEAR-TRATHEN:  released from first team contract.  Lee:  "Kieren feels he is unable to commit to all that is involved in being a member of the first team squad.  He is still going to play for the reserves and I have told him that if his situation changes there is a possibility that I would  reconsider him for the first team squad next season."

Congratulations to JAKE ASH, MARCUS MARTIN and SCOTT WALKER on club appearances milestones on Saturday - 250th for Jake and Marcus and 200th for Scott.

Reserve players DANNY CARNE and SCOTT PALMER were in the squad on Saturday.  Lee:  "It was a good experience for them, and I told them afterwards that I was sorry I hadn't been able to put them on, but I just felt it wasn't the right time.  Hopefully they will get another chance, and the experience will put them in good stead." 

UPCOMING FIXTURES (all League, 3 pm) Sat Jan 28, Staines Town, home;  Sat Feb 04, Basingstoke away;  Sat Feb 11, Salisbury home;  Sat Feb 18, Dover Athletic away;  Sat Feb 25, Eastleigh away.
SUNDAY INDEPENDENT:  Yesterday's Truro City column attached.

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