15 December 2013

Massey left frustrated as Tigers draw a blank (by Rhod Mitchell - West Briton)

Truro City 0 Corby Town 0

Steve Massey was left frustrated as his side were unable to take their chances to claim all three points in a Calor League premier division game played in foul conditions at Treyew Road.

The City boss was convinced it was a case of two points thrown away, in a game in which one goal was always likely to be enough to clinch victory.

He said: “ It is not like we did not create chances, but we have to put those chances away when they come along. It is really frustrating.”

A fierce wind, which was later accompanied by driving rain, made it difficult for both sides, but City had the edge for most of the 90 minutes but were unable to find the net with strikers Liam Eddy and Ben Watson both drawing blanks.

On the plus side, it was a second successive clean sheet in the league at home for a City side who have shipped goals this season.

Massey made just one change from the side that lost at Hemel Hempstead Town, with Dan Green getting his first start after return to the club, with Les Afful dropping to the bench.

Against the wind in the first half, City looked reasonably comfortable, apart from the odd scare, while Liam Eddy had the best chance of the half, but saw his shot well saved at his near post by Corby keeper Paul Walker.

At the start of the second half, a mistake by Corby defender Brad-Lee Gascoigne let in Ben Watson but he could only shoot tamely at Walker.

City continued to look the side more likely to take the points as Corby sat deeper and deeper.

There were a couple of massive scrambles following City corners but the ball would just not go in, while Eddy also snatched a chance wide.

Corby defender Paul Malone was lucky to escape with just a yellow card from referee Steve Annis after hauling back Jamie Lowry on the edge of the area, as the City midfielder looked to burst into the box.

It was the kind of day for City who stay 17th in the table ahead of Saturday’s trip to Arlesey Town.

City: Fisher; Tully, Kendall (capt), Pugh, White; Lowry, Broad, Cooke (Brokenshire 86), Green (Slateford 77); Eddy (Afful 77), Watson.
Subs (not used): Daw, Copp.

Corby Town: Walker; Ives, Malone, Gascoigne, Malone, Jelleyman (capt); Mills, McGowan, Verma, Carvalho, May (Wright 63), Tambini (Carruthers 63).
Subs (not used): Thomas, Fox, Carpenter.

Crowd: 386.
Referee Steve Annis (Penzance).


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