29 December 2017

Poole Town 0 Truro City 3

Poole Town FC

Truro City
Cooke, Harvey (2)

Kick Off :
Tuesday December 26, 2017 15:00
Competition :
National League South
Attendance :
Match Sponsor :
Ball Sponsor :
The Active Healthcare Practice
Poole Players :
Hutchings, Lindsay, Moore (Leslie-Smith) , Spetch, Whisken, Pettefer, Bedford (Grange 83), Devlin, Bentley, Gyedi (Bal,mer 64), Harfield. Subs not used; Rees, Neale
Poole remain in the relegation zone with a second half drubbing by Truro in atrocious weather.
There were few chances in the first half but Truro were the better team.  There was little of note until the last 5 minutes of the half when Truro turned up the pressure with Lamont’s long range shot being parried away by Huitchings too close to Truro’s attackers but Poole cleared the danger.  Just before half time Keats had a great chance but blasted over to keep the scores level.
Chris Kelly could be seen out with his spade in the boggy corner at half time – a sight which does not bode well.  The rain continued to pour down and with visible surface water thoughts of abandonment were discussed among the crowd but the referee did not seem to mind.  Truro took the lead they deserved on 60 minutes when a ball to the back post was crossed in to Cooke who was unmarked in the centre to smash home.  A few minutes later a quick throw allowed Cooke in again and he hit the post before Poole cleared the ball.  On 68 minutes Palmer’s long range shot hit the bar and in the ensuing goal mouth scramble Harvey managed to poke the ball home.  By now parts of the pitch were unplayable due to the level of standing water.  Truro made certain of the points on 79 minutes from a quick break with Harvey being found centrally who neatly turned and shot in to the corner.  Poole’s best chance followed shortly after with Bentley looking to be put through but a great defensive tackle denied him.
Although the terrible weather did not help (the funniest moment seeing Truro’s advancing player successfully tackled by the water) , Poole’s performance today was very poor.  There does not seem the desire to fight their way out of relegation.  There was very little threat of Poole scoring all game.
Lets hope the New Year sees a change in Poole’s fortunes as the season so far has been very disappointing.

Match report by Peter Leppington


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