27 November 2013

City hit for six as they suffer worst defeat of the season (by Rhod Mitchell)

By Rhod Mitchell, West Briton.

Hungerford Town 6 Truro City 0

A second half capitulation, after a goalless first half, saw City crash to their heaviest Calor League premier division defeat of the season and their third on the bounce.

There had been little indication of what was to come in the opening 45 minutes as City shaded the match playing down the slope.

But after the break the Bedfordshire side ran riot, as everything they tried seemed to come off, leaving a shellshocked City side with huge of questions to answer on the long trip home.
The City starting line-up showed two changes from the one that lost 2-0 at home to to Biggleswade Town on Saturday, with Jordan Pearce given his first start in place of Warren Daw and Arran Pugh returning to the defence in place of Dan Evans.
Dean Stow got the home side on their way immediately after the restart with a clever chip over Ollie Chenoweth and Jon Boardman soon made it 2-0 with a near post header.

And it soon got even worse for the visitors, when young left back Elliott Legg scored Hungerford’s third with a fine finish.

It was all Hungerford, with Stefan Brown making it 4-0 when he ran on to a through ball.

Bad defending by City then allowed Brown to score his second and a free-kick from Michael Hopkins completed City’s misery on a night to forget as they slipped to 18th in the table.

They will now be looking to arrest their alarming slide when they entertain Redditch United on Saturday (3pm).

City: Chenoweth; Tully, Pugh, Kendall, Pearce; Afful, Cooke, Broad, Lowry, Slateford, Watson. Subs: Eddy, Copp, Brokenshire, Daw, White.
Goals: Stow (46) 1-0, Boardman (53) 2-0, Legg (60) 3-0, Brown (66) 4-0, Brown (79) 5-0, Hopkins (82 ) 6-0.

Crowd: 90.

Read more: http://www.westbriton.co.uk/City-hit-suffer-worst-defeat-season/story-20223579-detail/story.html#ixzz2lt014ZXH

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