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MATCH REPORT: TRURO CITY VS HENDON; OCTOBER 19 2019

MATCH REPORT: TRURO CITY VS HENDON; OCTOBER 19 2019

By Truro City Football Club
19 October
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TIGERS BACK TO WINNING WAYS


Cameron Weldon

THE White Tigers returned to winning ways with a comfortable 2-1 win over Hendon at Treyew Road.

Goals inside the opening twenty minutes from James Ward and Luke Jephcott put us en route to victory. Despite a late scare which saw the visitors pull one back we managed to hold on and secure our 9th league win of the season.

After the most dramatic of comebacks in the week which saw us come from 0-3 down to draw 3-3 against Poole, we came into the game full of confidence and that confidence was evident from the off.

It didn't take long for us to break the deadlock. With just five minutes on the clock James Ward powerfully headed home a Will Dean free kick swung in from the right hand side to give us the lead.

A second soon followed as we continued to dominate the early proceedings. The returning Dan Rooney latched onto a mistake in the Hendon backline before calmly squaring to Luke Jephcott who tapped the ball into the empty net to put us in complete control of the game.

More City chances followed as we looked for a third. Rooney shrugged off his man before finding Tyler Harvey who fired over the bar while Niall Thompson charged forward and forced the keeper into a smart save at the near post.

Both Harvey and then skipper Jamie Richards had huge chances to make it three go begging. Firstly Harvey saw an effort deflected the wrong side of the post and Richards headed a Dean corner over the cross bar.

Luke Jephcott nearly had a second as he also had a header saved as Hendon looked to keep us a bay.

In a rather quiet second half substitute Harrison Davis found nearly had an instant impact as we looked to put the game to bed. The full back was played in 1v1 but was closed down quickly by the Hendon keeper.

Dan Rooney then sliced a shot wide while James Ward couldn't quite get on the end of a Dean cross. Louis Rooney was introduced and was quickly involved. The striker appeared to have been pulled back on the edge of the area but the referee waved play on.

James Hamon had a big let off as the City keeper was quickly closed down and his attempt to turn the attacker was well read and intercepted but the Hendon man shot wide.

Hendon did get a late goal as Francis Amatey fired past Hamon into the bottom corner but despite some late pressure, the White Tigers managed to hold on for all three points.

We remain second in the Southern League Premier South and are next in action on Wednesday night as we travel to Somerset to face Taunton Town.

TRURO: Hamon, Thompson, Law (Davis 45), Ward, Gafaiti, Richards (C), Dean, Booth, D.Rooney (Garside 66), Jephcott (L.Rooney 62), Harvey.

SUBSTITUTES NOT USED: Yetton, Mbayo

ATTENDANCE: 428

BOOKINGS: Dean

MOTM: Will Dean

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