13 January 2013

City suffer huge blow to hopes of escaping the drop

Source: Rhod Mitchell, This is Cornwall LINK

Truro City 2 Billericay Town 4

Truro's hopes of Blue Square Bet South survival suffered a probably fatal blow as they went down to fellow strugglers Billericay, who played for more than an hour with ten men after the sending off of striker Charlie Taylor.

The Essex side's hero was striker Jay May, who scored all four of his team's goals, to condemn City to a damaging defeat.

It was a very poor display by the home side who are now 17 points adrift at the foot of the table ahead of Tuesday's trip to leaders Salisbury City.

The game began badly for City as Taylor played in May who finished well past a helpless Luke McCormick.

But City were then given a boost when Taylor was red carded midway through the half.

The Billericay striker had just been booked, along with City's Calron Hall, after an off the ball altercation, but then continued to mouth off at referee Steve Daly who gave him a straight red.

But City we unable to take advantage of their numerical superiority and went further behind at the start of the second half when May was allowed to head home unchallenged to make it 2-0.

Substitute Martin Watts gave City hope with a 65th minute free kick, but almost immediately May completed his hat-trick and soon added a fourth after Truro we caught short at the back.

Kieffer Moore did score a consolation second for City ten minutes from time, but it was too late to save them from a disastrous defeat.

New signing Matt Wright came on as a late sub for City.

Truro City: McCormick; Hall (Watts h-t), Hodges, Ash (capt), Williams; Cooke (Hopkinson 76), Martin, Broad, Afful; Hayles (Wright 76), Moore. .
Yellow cards: Hall, Broad.
Billericay Town: Beasant; Rodgers, Worrell, Edwards, Swaine (capt), Collis (Halle 85), Wild, Poole, May, Taylor, Semiakula. Subs (not used): Lechmere, McDonald, Adewwunmi, Hall.
Yellow cards: Taylor, Swaine.
Red card: Taylor.
Goals: May (6) 0-1, May 49 (0-2), Watts (65) 1-2, May (68) 1-3, May (75) 1-4, Moore (80) 2-4.
Crowd: 421.
Referee: Steve Daly (Heathrow).

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