23 March 2014

First win for Truro City's new boss as they crush Banbury by Rhod Mitchell, West Briton.

Truro City 5 Banbury United 0
Cody climbs high

City cruised to their first win under new player-manager Steve Tully as they swept aside the struggling visitors with the minimum of fuss.

Goals by man of the match Cody Cooke, Monty Berrow, Paul Kendall, Liam Eddy and Jordan Copp eased City to a bloodless three points.

But Tully refused to get carried away with victory over a Banbury side who have now lost their last 11 league and cup games.

“They are a team we should beat every week, but it is a start and the three points will give everyone confidence,” he said.

Tully made two changes from the team that lost 1-0 at Poole Town last week, with Les Afful fit to replace the injured Ben Watson and Joe Broad resuming in midfield, with Jamie Lowry out for family reasons.

City were on top from the start and took the lead after eight minutes, with a totally unmarked Cooke easily tucking away Dan Green’s cross from the right.

And it soon became 2-0 as Torquay United youngster Monty Berrow scored his first City goal, forcing the ball at home at the far post from Les Afful’s cross from the left.

It was all Truro but they did not get their third until just before half time when skipper Kendall headed home a Jordan Copp corner from the right.

The second half followed a similar pattern with City in almost total command. though Grant Fisher did have to make a fine save to deny Adeyinka Talabi a consolation.

The only real surprise was that City only scored two more goals.

Copp made it 4-0 at the start of the second period after Banbury keeper Scott Dutton had parried an Afful shot into his path and substitute Liam Eddy soon added a fifth lobbing the visitors’ No1 for his 11th goal of the season, making him City’s top scorer.

The win lifted City two places up the table to 17th ahead of next Saturday’s trip to promotion -chasing Cambridge City.

City: Fisher; Parcell, Kendall, White, Daw; Green, Brokenshire (Copp 35), Broad (Ash h-t), Afful (Eddy 56), Berrow, Cooke.

Subs (not used): Pugh.
Yellow card: Copp.

Banbury Utd: Dutton; Gray, Mullarkey, Isaac (Whyte 84, Bevis, Obeng, Dias (Tappin 60), Martin (Strafford 73), Fraser, Green, Talabi.
Yellow cards: Bevis, Martin.

Goals: Cook (8) 1-0, Berrow (13) 2-0, Kendall (43) 3-0, Copp (53) 4-0, Eddy (66) 5-0.

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