18 November 2015

Truro City 2 Basingstoke 0

CITY moved into the play-off places in National League South as they stretched their unbeaten league run to ten games with victory over bottom club Basingstoke.
Goals from Conor Riley-Lowe in the first half and a late Cody Cooke header were enough to give City the points against the Hampshire side whose performance belied their struggles in the league this season.
It is the Cornish club's highest ever league position and a remarkable rise up the table since a difficult start to the season after winning promotion.

On a windy night at Treyew Road the game was never going to be a classic.
With the wind at their backs in the first half, City had most of the play but did not really create enough openings.
However, they did take the lead after 20 minutes when Riley-Lowe finished superbly with a left footed strike into the far corner after some good approach play.
But until Ryan Brett forced Basingstoke keeper Aaron Howe into fine stop right on half time and then headed just wide from the subsequent corner, the home side did not really threaten.
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After the interval Basingstoke looked increasingly dangerous. forcing City back, though without seriously testing Martin Rice in the home goal, as the home defence stayed resolute.
And with two minutes left, substitute Isaac Vassell provided the cross from the right for Cooke to head home from close range to make sure of the points, just after man of the match Ollie Knowles had struck the woodwork with a long range free kick.
TRURO CITY: Rice; Mitchell, Pugh, Richards, Riley-Lowe, Green, Knowles, Brett, Cooke, Duff (Vassell 61), Wright (Afful 90). Subs (not used): Ash, Barrow, White.
Yellow cards: Pugh. Mitchell, Green,
BASINGSTOKE TOWN: Howe; Rice, Bird, Harper, Casson, Ray, Smart, Dunn, Enver-Marum, Flood, Sole (Macklin 68). Subs (not used): Soares, Gilkes, Williams, Salmon.
Yellow card: Macklin.
Goals: Riley-Lowe (20) 1-0, Cooke (88) 2-0.
Referee: Chris O'Donnell (Milton Keynes).
Crowd: 285.

Read more: http://www.westbriton.co.uk/Truro-City-v-Basingstoke-Town/story-28192698-detail/story.html#ixzz3rpkVNyTY

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