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Hungerford Town FC
Truro City
D John (87' Sent Off)
Full time
R Tyler (38' OG)
Sat 18 Nov 15:00 - The Vanarama National League - National League South Attendance 224

A fourth succesive 1-0 league defeat

The White Tigers go home with all three points despite not hitting the target.

Although there was a glimmer of light when James Rusby came on during the second half, our injury list remains a serious problem, with no fewer than 7 players in the first team squad out of action with injuries of varying severity, and a serious set-back against high-flying City in a rather ill -tempered game.

Truro had a Cody Cooke sent off in the first half whilst Diak John was also red-carded near the end, the decisive goal, an own goal off Rhys Tyler, saw us suffer a 4th successive 1-0 league defeat, although other results saw us remain in 17th place.

Saturday’s visit of Billericay in the F.A. Trophy is followed by matches against Chelmsford and Dartford, a daunting prospect which will test everyone at the club. However, the spirit at the club is good and everyone is convinced that we can climb away from the danger of relegation.

Cody Cooke forced his way past Darnell Smith early on, but lost control of the ball and James Clark got back to cover. Luke Hopper was well-tackled as he broke away and a header from Alex Wall was well-saved when he got on the end of a cross from Ian Herring.

Cooke received a straight red card for a crunching tackle on Darnell Smith, but Ed Palmer was extremely lucky to get away with a yellow when he joined in the ensuing melee and flattened Ian Herring.

The only goal of the game came when Rhys Tyler deflected a cross from Aaron Lamont past the wrong-footed Marcus Beauchamp after 38 minutes and Truro held on to their lead until half-time.

With the slope in our favour, we did most of the attacking in the second half and Louie Soares was unlucky when he was unable to get a decisive touch on the ball as it bobbled about in front of the goal and Alex Wall drove a fierce free-kick against the defensive wall from the edge of the penalty area, but Tom Mchale was seldom tested in the visitors goal and when Diak John overlapped down the left in the closing minutes, there was a melee right in the corner, with players from both sides involved and when order was restored, it was John who was punished, although anyone of a number of players might have been punished.
It had been another disappointing game and another narrow defeat.

Team; Marcus Beauchamp, Rhys Tyler, Diak John, Paul Stonehouse, Darnell Smith, Anton Rogers(Richie Whittingham), James Clark, Ian Herring, Luke Hopper, Louie Soares, Alex Wall(James Rusby),
Subs not used; Gabriel Silva, Gay McDonald.

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Key moments

Own Goal Rhys Tyler scores an own goal
Red Card Diak John is sent off for Hungerford Town FC


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87:00 Red Card 0 - 1
Diak John is sent off for Hungerford Town FC
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38:00 Own Goal 0 - 1
Rhys Tyler scores an own goal
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  • Hungerford Town FC
  • Truro City
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  • Rhys Tyler Own Goal 38:00'
  • Diak John Red Card 87:00'

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