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Truro City
Gosport Borough
Sat 24 Oct 15:00 - The Vanarama National League - National League South Full time Attendance 401

Truro City left frustrated as they are forced to settle for a draw (by Rhod Mitchell, West Briton)


Truro City left frustrated as they are forced to settle for a draw (by Rhod Mitchell, West Briton)

Truro City 2 Gosport Borough 2

CITY will be disappointed they did not take all three points after twice taking the lead and finishing the much stronger side.

But the draw - City's sixth of the season but their first at home - did extend their unbeaten National League South run to seven games since that 6-0 defeat against Oxford City at the end of August

Truro City v Gosport Borough (2-2) Saturday 24th October 2015
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Fielding an unchanged team, City got off to a flying start taking an eighth minute lead, as Jamie Richards headed home a left wing corner from Aaron Dawson at the far post, with the ball going in off the underside of the bar.

The Hampshire side though looked dangerous going forward but their equaliser eight minutes later was avoidable as referee Lee Venamore awarded the visitors a penalty after City full-back Pierce Mitchell pushed Rowan Vine as they went up for a cross which was too high in any case for both of them.

Up stepped top scorer Justin Bennett who gave Tom McHale no chance with his 18th goal of the season to make it 1-1.

But almost immediately City were given a gift goal of their own when Gosport keeper Nathan Ashmore horribly missed his attempted clearance allowing Jamie Reid the easiest of chances to put the ball into the empty net.

Gosport however, continued to pose problems for the City defence which lived dangerously at times before finally being breached in stoppage time as Vine made it 2-2 with the help of a deflection which wrong footed McHale.

City then suffered a blow at the start of the second half with Ryan Brett, who had replaced the injured Jake Ash at half time, suffering a suspected broken nose after a clash of heads with City colleague Arran Pugh. This gave Ollie Knowles the chance to come on for his Truro debut.

It took a while for City to adjust Gosport looked the more likely , with Bennett and Brett Poate heading over, while Vine sliced an opening wide.

But as the half wore it was City who took control with Reid hitting the woodwork from a free-kick and Dan Green just wide, with a cross shot.

However, they were unable to find a winner for all their late pressure.

TRURO CITY: McHale; Mitchell, Pugh, Richards, Riley-Lowe; Ash (Brett h-t) (Knowles 51), Green, Dawson, Cooke, Reid, Duff (Vassell 58). Subs (not used): Wright, Afful.

Yellow cards: Ash, Mitchell

GOSPORT BOROUGH: Ashmore; Cuthbertson, Williams, Carter (Wort 82), Poate, Woodford, Barker, Ramsey (Wilde 90+2), Vine (Dunford 82), Bennett, Wooden. Subs (not used): Brice, Wheeler.

Yellow cards: Williams, Woodford,

Goals: Richards (7) 1-0, Bennett (16) 1-1, Reid (18) 2-1, Vine (45+3) 2-2.

Referee: Lee Venamore (Kent FA)

Crowd: 401.

Jamie Reid

Player of the Match

Jamie Reid

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Team selection

McHale, Thomas McHale, Thomas
Mitchell, Pierce Mitchell, Pierce
Riley-Lowe, Connor Riley-Lowe, Connor
Duff, Craig Duff, Craig
Pugh, Arran Pugh, Arran
Richards, Jamie Richards, Jamie
Ash, Jake Ash, Jake
Green, Dan Green, Dan
Cooke, Cody Cooke, Cody
Reid, Jamie Reid, Jamie
Dawson, Aaron Dawson, Aaron
Truro City
  • 1. Thomas McHale
  • 2. Pierce Mitchell
  • 3. Connor Riley-Lowe
  • 4. Arran Pugh
  • 5. Jamie Richards
  • 6. Jake Ash
  • 7. Aaron Dawson
  • 8. Dan Green
  • 9. Craig Duff
  • 10. Cody Cooke
  • 11. Jamie Reid
  • 12. Isaac Vassell
  • 14. Ryan Brett
  • 16. Ollie Knowles

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League table

# Team Pl Pts
1. Sutton United 42 90
2. Ebbsfleet United 42 84
3. Maidstone United 43 80
4. Truro City 43 65
5. Whitehawk 42 64
6. Hemel Hempstead Town 42 61
7. Maidenhead United 42 59

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