15 September 2013

Eddy's last gasp stunner earns Truro City FA Cup win (by Rhod Mitchell - West Briton)

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Truro City 1 Street 0

A sensational 89th minute goal by City substitute Liam Eddy settled a drab FA Cup first qualifying round tie at Treyew Road.

Liam striking the ball that gave him his first City goal (image courtesy Vaughan Pickhaver)

A poor game looked to be heading for a replay in Somerset on Tuesday evening, when former Helston striker Eddy shot from 30-yards, giving Street keeper Nathan Whatley no chance as it flew into the top corner.

It was Eddy’s first goal for the club and was worthy of winning any match.

The goal was out of keeping with what had gone before on a windy afternoon.

Both keepers had enjoyed a quiet time in what was a very scrappy encounter, as the Western League premier division visitors frustrated City for long periods.

In the first half, the best chance had fallen to the Somerset side just before half time, when City lost possession in their own half but Ollie Chenoweth saved well at his near post from Jack Malone.

City had huffed and puffed but were too often let down by their final ball.

At the start of the second half Seb Bromfield forced Whatley into an instinctive point blank save following a free-kick but it was rare goal threat from the home side.

The introduction of Eddy did give City a lift and he had a couple of half chances before finally breaking the deadlock in stunning style.
Liam Eddy at the Street game. (image by Vaughan Pickhaver)

It was the only really memorable moment of the game but City will just have been pleased to get through to the next round in two weeks’ time.

City gave a debut to new signing Jamie Lowry who made an impressive beginning to his City career.

Truro are next in action on Saturday, when they travel to play St Neots Town in the Calor League premier division, after Tuesday's scheduled home game with Frome Town was postponed as the Somerset side drew their FA Cup tie 1-1 against Bognor Regis, with the replay taking place on Wednesday.

City: Chenoweth; Lowry, Kendall, White, Swain; Cooke, Andrew (Brokenshire 87), Broad, Slateford (Eddy 67); Broomfield (Afful 87), Sims.

Subs (unused): Copp.

Yellow card: Sims.

Street: Whatley; Hollands, Craig Mawford, Amghar, Clifford-Jones, Truckle, Malone, Matthew Hurley, Salter, Tom Hurley (Jack Mawford 67), Pearse (Flatley 64).
Subs (not used): Hunt, Begg, Perkins (GK).

Goals: Eddy (88) 1-0.
Crowd: 365
Referee: Andrew Quin (Plymouth).
City Man of the match: Liam Eddy.

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