24 November 2017

Braintree 1 Truro City 1

See Match Highlights Here: http://www.thenationalleague.org.uk/match-info/match-centre/1-3010859

THE WHITE Tigers put in another impressive display as we came home from Braintree Town with a point from a 1-1 draw.
It was the home side who started on the front-foot with a couple of early openings. They had the ball in the net only for the effort to be ruled out for offside before Barrington saw an effort well blocked.
We started to get into our stride and pose a few questions of the home defence with Billy Palfrey getting in our first effort as his strike from distance flew over the crossbar.
It was an evenly-matched affair but we were handed the lead with nine minutes to go until the break when some sloppy defensive play was seized upon by Cody Cooke who found the net for his ninth goal of the season.
The travelling faithful, who had been in good voice all evening, went wild with delight as we got our noses in front.
Just before the break, Michael-Percil went close to levelling matters but his effort lacked the necessary power to trouble Tom McHale too much.
The home side came out of the blocks with purpose and McHale saved well early on before some good play out wide by Roberts ended with Michael-Percil finding the net to equalise with 49 minutes on the clock.
Rather than let our heads drop, we set about the task of getting back in front as Lamont went close.
Another offside flag thwarted Barrington for the home side, but we continued to pose a threat every time we went forward.
There was no way that we were going to sit back and Gabriel had to be alert to acrobatically clear off the line as Tyler Harvey went close.
After Ellul headed just over, it was The White Tigers who ended the game strongly and we almost snatched a winner in stoppage time as the ball flashed agonisingly across the face of goal with no-one able to get the crucial final touch.
Nevertheless, this was another solid display from City as we worked hard and showed plenty of determination and commitment to the cause.
WHITE TIGERS: McHale, Palfrey, Riley-Lowe Palmer, Gerring, Richards, Lamont, Keats (Harvey), Neal (Copp), Cooke, Harding. Subs not used: Hartridge, Yetton, Thompson.


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