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MATCH REPORT; TRURO CITY VS GOSPORT BOROUGH; SEPTEMBER 14th. 2019

MATCH REPORT; TRURO CITY VS GOSPORT BOROUGH; SEPTEMBER 14th. 2019

By Truro City Football Club
14 September
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ROONEY STEALS VICTORY IN LAST MINUTE


ROONEY
Cameron Weldon

THE White Tigers made it three wins from three after a 98th minute winner from Louis Rooney secured a 1-0 victory over Gosport Borough at Treyew Road.

After two cup wins over Wimborne Town and Tiverton Town respectively, City returned to Southern League action looking to build on our positive start to the campaign which saw us start the day in second place.

In front of a crowd of just over four hundred it was a rather slow start to the game for both sides.

Niall Thompson did well out wide beating two men before picking out Luke Jephcott who couldn’t get on the end of the cross.

Jephcott tried his luck again from distance but saw his effort go just wide of the target.

The visitors had arguably the best opportunity of the half. Defender Sam Roberts fired over with a volley after being picked out completely free on the left-hand side.

Keats shot wide as the scores were level going into the half time interval.

Going into the second half Niall Thompson forced Gosport keeper Patrick O’Flaherty into a fine save as City continued to look for the breakthrough.

Gosport had the ball in the back of the net but was quickly disallowed for a foul on James Hamon, who had a relatively quiet afternoon in the Truro goal.

Both teams were defending well and made it incredibly hard for the attackers to break them down.

As the clock kept ticking neither team looked like scoring. Will Dean saw an effort blocked while Ward had to clear up the other end as Gosport looked to counter.

The game went deep into added time and with 98 minutes on the clock substitute Louis Rooney was first to react to a loose ball before firing home to send the Truro faithful wild.

We now travel to Wimborne Town on Tuesday evening as we look to build on our dramatic win.

TRURO: Hamon, Davis, Law, Ward, Gafaiti, Richards ©, Dean, Booth, Keats (N’Diaye 61), Thompson, Jephcott (Rooney 68).

Unused substitutes: Garside, Yetton, Mbayo.

ATTENDANCE: 412

MOTM – Louis Rooney

Match report and photo by Cameron Weldon

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