27 December 2014

Truro City 5 Bideford 0

BIDEFORD were brushed aside by Truro City in the Evo-Stik League Southern Premier Division as they lost 5-0 in the Boxing Day clash.
Shane White, Cody Cooke and three ex-Bideford players – Matt Wright, Ben Gerring and Craig Duff – did the damage as the White Tigers extended their winning run in the league to six games.
After seven minutes, Chris McGrath’s clearance was picked up by Shane White and the wing-back slotted home to give Truro the lead.
The former Bideford partnership of Rob Farkins and Gerring looked solid at the heart of the home side’s defence as they kept close tabs on Ben Watson.
The pace of Isaac Vassell, another who has turned out for Bideford, proved menacing throughout and 25 minutes in the forward snuck past Matt Villis. His shot was parried by goalkeeper Grant Fisher but Wright poked the ball into the empty net to make it 2-0.
The Robins had several good opportunities from set-pieces but they failed to provide a threat on goal before the close of the half with a lack of aerial presence.
In the second period Truro set about killing the game off as Cooke found himself free in the box and beat Fisher, who was frozen on his line, to make it 3-0 on 49 minutes.
The fourth came five minutes later as Gerring headed home from a set-piece, showing the Robins how it is done.
Truro made three substitutions on 65 minutes and the game fizzled out as Biddy steadied the ship at the back with Nick Milton replacing Sam Chaney.
But a minute from time substitute Les Afful threaded through Duff to neatly tuck away the ball and claim a romping 5-0 win for Truro who climb to fourth while Bideford remain sixth from bottom.


CITY: Burns; Farkins, Gerring, Pugh; White, Ash (capt), Duff, Cooke (Green 65), Greenslade; Wright (Hayles 65), Vassell (Afful (65).
Subs (not used): Tully, Moore (GK).
Yellow cards: Duff.

BIDEFORD: Fisher; Sampson, Reed, Veal, Villis, McGath, Groves, Parcell (Barker 80), Watson (Squires 76), Chaney (Milton 51), Wood, Squires. Sub (not used): Harrison.
Yellow cards: Groves, McGath,

GOALS: White (7) 1-0, Wright (25) 2-0, Cooke (50) 3-0, Gerring (53) 4-0, Duff (90+1) 5-0.

Referee: Matt Eva.               

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