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Hemel Hempstead Town
Truro City
Sat 2 Sep 15:00 - The Vanarama National League - National League South Full time Attendance 466

HHTFC v TRURO CITY - 02/09/17

See below match report from Allan Mitchell

A real game of 2 halves resulted in Truro taking the points at Vauxhall Road.
Tudors fans really didn't expect the game to pan out the way it did as they dominated possession in the first period and created several decent opportunities. The visitors had an early chance when Ben Gerring headed wide from a corner but after that it was the Tudors who were in the accendancy. Ben Greenhalgh and James Kaloczi both had efforts blocked or saved and then the linesman flagged for offside when Charlie Sheringham got a touch on a Hamblin header that may gone in anyway. Greenhalgh had a chance when he was put clear by Taylor Miles but he took too long in shooting and Tom McHale recovered to save. The breakthrough came on 40 minutes when Tom Hamblin headed home from a corner to give The Tudors a deserved lead. Hamblin almost repeated the trick minutes later but this time he headed over.
The second period saw Hemel start brightly and had a decent penalty shout waved away as Sheringhjam appeared to be bundled over when he was about to shoot. Then came a Truro revival that started with a substition, forward Noah Keats replacing defender Alex Hartridge. This positive move seemed to change the game with Keats pace causing problems and Tudor’s keeper Danny Boness having to make a couple crucial saves. The visitors drew level in the 56th minute when Cody Cook forced the ball home after a period of pressure, deflecting a half volley into the back of the net. Charlie Sheringham had a chance to put Hemel back in front but couldn't keep his shot down, his shot clearing the crossbar. The game was becoming very much end to end but the visitors looked very dangerous on the counter with their pace which was added to with another positive substitution in the form of Niall Thompson, who was very happy running at defenders.
Thompson hit the bar with a superb curling effort and then he hit the post before they took the lead on 82 minutes. Noah Keats’s shot slipping through the unfortunate Boness’s grasp. A flurry of late corners from the home side wasn’t enough and Truro headed home with all 3 points.

Hemel : Danny Boness (8) Kyle Connolly (8) Joe Howe (7) Taylor Miles (7) (Jordan Parkes 7) Tom Hamblin (8) Matt Spring (8) James Kaloczi (7) Phil Walsh (7) (Callum Driver 7) Alex Osborn (7) Charlie Sheringham (7) Ben Greenhalgh (8) (Jerome Federico 7) Subs not used Rowan Liburd Ogo Obi

Truro : Tom Mchale (8) Billy Palfrey (8) Alex Hartridge (7) (Noah Keats 8) Ed Palmer (8) Ben Gerring © (8) Jamie Richards (8) Aaron Lennon (7) River Allen (7) Tyler Harvey (9) (Niall Thompson 7) Cody Cooke (8) Connor Riley-Lowe (8) Subs not used Stewart Yetton, Noah Keats, Andrew Neal.

Referee Lloyd Wood
Attendance 466
Match rating 4/5

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