City up and running with hard-fought Truro win

City recorded their maiden win of the 2017-18 season at Truro City this evening, coming from a goal down to overcome the previously unbeaten Cornish side 2-1. After a largely uneventful opening 26 minutes it was the White Tigers who struck first, Cooke taking full advantage of a lucky deflection to slot the ball past Luke Southwood. Seven minutes later though City were back on level terms when Marvin Morgan was pulled down in the box by Gerring and Connor Lemonheigh-Evans blasted home the penalty. The rest of the half was more lively – the hosts seeing one effort ruled out for offside and Morgan again being dragged to the floor in the area only for the referee to deny City a second spot-kick. The second half began with Andy Watkins forcing McHale into a fine save but on 49 minutes City took the lead. It was somewhat fortunate as Anthony Straker’s free-kick hit Frankie Artus to completely wrong-foot McHale. Truro almost equalised six minutes later when Southwood couldn’t hold a low free-kick but City managed to scramble the ball away and for the rest of the game they defended resolutely to keep the home side at bay, only suffering a few nervous moments.