City come from behind again to down Hawks

For the second time in a week City battled back from a goal down to record a 2-1 away Vanarama National League South win, this time overcoming Havant & Waterlooville at West Leigh Park. An unchanged line-up from the similar win at Truro City on Tuesday enjoyed the better of the opening exchanges but clear sights of goal were few and far between. Despite coming into the game unbeaten the home side offered little but nearly took the lead against the run of play when Lewis’ header bounced over Luke Southwood before hitting the bar. And City did not heed this escape when from Havant’s next set-piece Southwood failed to hold Williams’ low 35th minute free-kick and Prior bundled home the loose ball. City lost their rhythm after this but playing down the West Leigh Park slope after the break they took full control of the game. Within just two minutes Marvin Morgan held off his marker before steering the ball past Young to make it 1-1. And nine minutes later a burst forward by Andy Watkins saw his pass to Morgan laid into the path of Connor Lemonheigh-Evans to drive a 22-yard shot into the net. City looked to sweep the Hawks away as Young saved well from Watkins and Lemonheigh-Evans before Nick McCootie headed a corner straight at the keeper and Morgan directed another effort narrowly wide. City couldn’t keep up this momentum and Havant began to ask a few questions as the game reached its closing stages. However, City’s defence stood firm and the Hawks frustration was evident when Lewis threw himself to the ground under George Rigg’s challenge in the area, only receiving a booking for his dive. One late chance saw Harris blast over the bar but moments later City could celebrate another away and put their poor start to the season a little bit further behind them.