30 March 2013

Great Scott's hat trick earns win for Truro City over Penryn


Truro City Reserves 3, Penryn Athletic 1

In a bitter wind, Truro began this Division 1 West game brightly and looked likely to score early on but after ten minutes Penryn took over and dominated both possession and attempts on goal, writes Tom Trust.

However, it was Truro who broke the deadlock after their defence had kept Penryn at bay. A quick break saw Scott Palmer snatch the lead on 38 minutes and so it remained until half time.

After the break, with Truro's Jack Coleman replacing Rob Dunn, Penryn resumed the offensive and bombarded the Truro goal, Dan Coleman pulling off a couple of fine saves.

Penryn brought on fresh legs with 20 minutes remaining and Truro's lead looked vulnerable especially when on 88 minutes Penryn were awarded a penalty - but Coleman saved brilliantly.

With Truro still on the back foot it was in the first minute of added time that Palmer latched onto a clearance and lobbed the advancing Penryn 'keeper for an unlikely second goal, earning a yellow card for removing his shirt in celebration.

There was still time for more drama as Penryn were awarded a second penalty in the sixth added minute, which Dale Band duly converted and with no-one knowing how long there was left, a frantic onslaught followed as Penryn sought the equaliser.

Another minute, another clearance, another run by Palmer and Symons was beaten a third time to end an intriguing match with an unlikely scoreline.

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