22 March 2018

Truro City 1 Havant & Waterlooville 0

See Match Highlights Here: http://www.thenationalleague.org.uk/match-info/match-centre/1-3059725
THE WHITE Tigers were at their well-organised best to complete the double over League leaders, Havant & Waterlooville, with a 1-0 win.
It was a scrappy opening to the game as neither side was able to get hold of the game.
After the visitors had enjoyed a spell of pressure, some sloppy play from them presented The White Tigers with our first chance as Cody Cooke seized upon the loose ball only to be denied by a timely intervention from Woodford.
There was a let-off for us when Strugnell cut inside and rattled the woodwork as Prior was denied by Tom McHale as he looked to capitalise on the rebound.
With the visitors looking the most likely side, Prior saw an effort whistle just past the post.
The game had a good tempo as the opening period went on with the final ball letting us down, although Niall Thompson did get in a strike that forced Young into a save.
Opportunities were proving to be few and far between at either end as both sides looked well-organised and difficult to break down and as such we went in at the break with the scoreline locked at 0-0.
The second period started with a free-kick in a promising position for The White Tigers which was delivered by Connor Riley-Lowe onto the head of Ed Palmer who went close.
With Tyler Harvey on in place of Jordan Copp, we started to ask a few more questions of our opponents and it wasn’t long before we took the lead when an inviting cross from Connor Riley-Lowe picked out the head of Harvey and he made no mistake.
It was a purposeful start to the second half by The White Tigers as our opponents were unable to get into their stride.
Carter got in a shot on the turn that Tom McHale did well to palm away as the visitors looked to find a way through a well-drilled White Tigers’ back-line.
As the clock ticked down, Hayter was brave with a header and as the ball rebounded back into his path, his low drive through a crowd of players was scrambled away from in front of goal as we breathed a sigh of relief.
We continued to frustrate our visitors who were throwing everything at us in search of a leveller, but it was not to be for them. 
This was such a well-organised and well-drilled display with everyone doing their job and working their socks off.
The victory made it three wins – and three clean sheets – in a row against three high-flying sides.WHITE TIGERS: McHale, Thompson, Riley-Lowe, Palmer, Gerring, Richards, Lamont, Copp (Harvey), Owen-Evans, Cooke, Harding. Subs not used: Yetton, Booth, Neal, Palfrey.
BOOKING(S): Owen-Evans
GOAL(S): Harvey

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