02 November 2013

Truro City win two in a row for first time this season (by Rhod Mitchell, West Briton)

Hitchin Town 2 Truro City 3

City won back to back games for the first time this season with this hard earned victory in Hertfordshire.

Goals from Steve Tully (penalty), Liam Eddy and Neil Slateford gave City a precious three points as they built on the midweek win by the same margin against AFC Totton.

Manager Steve Massey made one enforced change from the team that beat Totton, with Neil Slateford coming in for the unavailable Olly Brokenshire, who was receiving his degree at Truro Cathedral.

The Calor League premier division began badly for the visitors with Dan Webb scoring from close range to give the Hitchin side an early lead, but Steve Tully, with his first Truro goal, equalised from the penalty spot after Cody Cooke had been fouled in the box.

And City took the lead right on half time when Liam Eddy pounced to score after Neil Slateford’s shot had been parried by the home keeper.

And it got even better for the visitors when Slateford made it 3-1 after 48 minutes with a good turn and shot into the far corner.

But back came the home side who quickly pulled a goal back through Simon Martin and although City had chances through Les Afful and Cooke, they had a let off when substitute Gary Wharton’s shot came back off the post with Ollie Chenoweth beaten.

But despite late Hitchin pressure, City held on for the points as their season starts to gain momentum.
Hitchin Town: Bell; Rolfe, Bickerstaff, Wenn, Pearson, Barker, Donnelly, McGeorge, Burns, Martin, Lowe.

Subs: Noone, Wharton, King, Burtenshaw, Baker.
City: Chenoweth; Tully, Pugh, Kendall White; Slateford, Cooke, Broad, Lowry, Afful (Copp 83), Eddy.
Subs: Evans, Copp, Daw, Sims.
Crowd: 320.

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