CONCORD RANGERS 0
TRURO CITY 2
Concord collapse to defeat against a resilient travelling Truro City at the Aspect Arena.
As the sides tussled for the ascendancy it was Concord who crafted the first chance. Steve Cawley threaded a ball through for young Harvey Hodd, who when well placed to score, pulled his shot narrowly wide of the post.
City took advantage of a slight injury to John Easterford as Andrew Neal cut inside with relative ease before caressing a curling right footer into the top right corner.
Skipper Arran Pugh doubled the lead just shy of half time, when the ball fell fortuitously for him, it was duly belted home into the roof of the net from close range.
The hosts came out sharper for the second period, but had to withdraw Easterford due to injury shortly into the half.
Concord couldn’t quite muster up a goal to get their comeback on, and saw Cawley with a glorious chance, set up by Hodd and striking low with the ball cleanly hitting the left hand post.
Truro had numerous counter attacking opportunities but were thwarted on each occasion by the magnificent Ben McNamara in the sticks.
Cawley had one more chance to get on the scoresheet as Sam Collins swung in a pin point cross, only for Steve to head wide from close range.
Truro make the long trip back to Cornwall with a deserved three points.
Match report by Jack Smith
Star man – Ben McNamara (Concord Rangers)
Entertainment rating – 3/5
McNamara, Girdlestone, Collins, Dowie, Easterford (Teniola 48), Ekpiteta, Hodd, White (c), Akrofi, Cawley, Carlos (Mason 80)
Topley, Teniola, Mason, Onyemah, Young
Basso, White, Richards, Adlesbury, Bentley, Pugh (C), Brett, Neal, Thompson, Fallon (Afful 67), Cooke (Crago 84)
Smith, Knowles, Afful, Crago, McHale