23 February 2014

Early goals give Truro City first league win of the year (by Rhod Mitchell, West Briton)

Truro City 2 Arlesey Town 0

Two goals in the first ten minutes by Liam Eddy and Ben Watson were enough to give City their first Calor League premier division win of 2014.

The home side should really have gone onto win by a much bigger margin, but will be happy enough to earn what was only their fourth home league win of the season.

Against an Arlesey side captained by former City favourite Barry Hayles, City began superbly.
After five minutes Jordan Copp pounced on to misplaced pass to play in Liam Eddy who finished clinically for his tenth goal of the season.

It got even better for City five minutes later when Watson took his season’s tally to eight finding the net after some good approach play with a deflected shot.

Copp missed a good chance to make it 3-0 when he shot wide while Arran Pugh headed just over from a Jamie Lowry free-kick.

Gradually, though he Bedfordshire visitors started to get into the match and it needed a fine save by Ollie Chenoweth to deny Hayles, while at the other end Eddy just failed to clear Aiden Grant with a lob.

Arlesey should have a pulled a goal back ten minutes from the break when Jonny McNamara was put clean through but shot hopelessly wide.

Other City chances also went begging before the break as they were unable to kill off the match.

In the second period City were generally in control though the visitors did twice find the net but the goals were ruled out for offside.

City should really have increased their lead with Paul Kendall volleying just over and substitute Les Afful missing several openings while Joe Broad had an effort cleared off the line.

But in the end those early goals were enough for City who travel to Burnham on Tuesday evening.

City: Chenoweth; Tully, Kendall, Pugh, White; Lowry, Broad, Green, Copp (Cooke 77); Watson (Brokenshire 84), Eddy (Afful 62). Subs: (not used): Daw, Gildin.

Goals: Eddy (5) 1-0, Watson (10) 2-0.

Yellow card: Pugh.

Man of the match: Dan Green.

Crowd: 312.

Referee: Mark Derrien (Dorset)

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