Steve Devlin piked up the ball on the left wing and crossed the ball over, Luke Burbidge ghosted in at at the back post to tap the ball in on 10 minutes. Only 3 minutes later Burbidge had his second when Devlin switched the ball from left to right, Burbidge picked it up moved in to space then unleashed a fierce shot that struck the post and went in. Only 2 minutes later and Poole were 3 ahead when Burbidge found Devlin near the half way line who smashed the ball forward and it dipped just over Truro’s Mike Searle who had a nightmare first half. Truro were clearly unsettled by this barrage and started to lose their discipline with 2 yellows before Craig Duff got a straight red just before half time.
With a 1 player advantage and 3 goal lead the expectations were high for the second half – but were dashed by a much improved Truro performance. If anything Truro edged the second half although Poole defended well. Truro’s Vassell had a good shot well saved by Hutchings. From the subsequent corner a header had to be cleared off the line by Burbidge. At the other end Jamie Whisken had a shot cleared off the line and Luke Burbidge was brought down in the box but the penalty shouts were waved away by the ref.
A good win against a team going well in the league. I think the 3 early strikes stunned Truro and they struggled to recover. All credit to their second half performance.
Next up St Neots away – expect that to be a real challenge.
Match report by Peter Leppington