Salisbury FC 1 – 3 Truro City
Attendance – 642
Truro City left the Raymond McEnhil Stadium last night with all three points after coming from behind against 10-men Salisbury.
In an entertaining game, the side from Cornwall came out on top after taking advantage of the extra man and some poor defending from the home side.
The first half saw a good battle from both sides, with both teams having chances to take the lead.
At the 11 minute mark, Ryan Brett made an early appearance from the bench. The former White taking the place of Rooney for Truro City.
Marvin Brooks was put through one on one with Truro stopper Hamon. The tall keeper got down well to block as brooks raced through on goal.
Salisbury then hit the post from an 8-yard header on 27 minutes. It was Marvin Brooks again whose header looped onto the post and then fell kindly to Hamon who gathered in the 6-yard box.
Truro were creating chances of their own too but failed to really test O’Flaherty in the White’s net.
The moment that changed the game came. Roberts was caught dwelling on the ball. He was robbed of it by Neal who was pulled down by Roberts as he was clean through on goal. This left the referee with not choice but to show Roberts a red card for denying a goal-scoring opportunity.
The resulting free-kick was on target and pushed away by O’Flaherty diving away to his right.
The sides went in at halftime at 0-0 with Salisbury having made a change to bring on Mullins for Wakefield who was limping as he was helped off the pitch.
Salisbury started the second half well and soon had a penalty. Half time substitute Obudade stepped up and slotted home after Hamon had fouled in the area.
That was where the joy for Salisbury ended. Truro grew into the game and started to make opportunities. Harvey capitalised on poor Whites defending and rounded O’Flaherty but was only able to find the side netting after 58 minutes.
Truro then did draw level through Neal and then things went from bad to worse and Salisbury put the ball into their own net. Both goals coming in a calamitous 2-minute spell.
Truro wrapped up the victory and the clock ticked on. Salisbury had been looking to create something for themselves when in the 89th minute Will Dean hit a sweet strike past the dispairing dive of O’Flaherty into the bottom left-hand corner.
Salisbury are at home again this Saturday against Harrow Borrow with a 3pm Kick Off. Tickets can be purchased via the Salisbury FC website – https://www.salisburyfc.co.uk/tickets/