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Hemel Hempstead Town 0 Truro City 0

Vanarama National League South | Match report by Allan Mitchell

It’s difficult to find too many positives from this fixture as the two sides drew a blank, with few chances created at either end.


Tudors boss Brad Quinton commented after the game that both teams could have been playing until Monday and wouldn’t find the back of the net.


In fairness, Truro made life difficult for Hemel with a well organised back line and they were impressive on the counter creating some good opportunities, especially in the first half which they wasted somewhat. The home side were restricted to a couple of long range efforts that were easily dealt with by Truro keeperJames Pardington.


The best chance of the first period came when Daniel Rooney danced into the box, evading several tackles before getting a shot away, it took a deflection that Craig King did well to save with his legs before it was cleared.


Hemel came close to opening the scoring early in the second half after Joe Iaciofano had been pulled back on the edge of the box. Arj Krasniqi curled the resulting free kick over the wall and it bounced off the top of the crossbar with Pardington beaten.


With the home side enjoying a period of possession Truro almost caught them on the hop when they made a quick counter and the ball found Adam Porter in space, he drove into the box before curling his shot inches wide of the far post.


Hemel’s Finlay Corrigan met a corner in the 73rd minute but his header just looped over the bar and that was pretty much it as far as chances were concerned and game fizzled out as the clock ticked down.


Manager Quinton was disappointed with the lack of quality in the final third and with just six goals in seven games, it’s clear where his side needs to improve if they want to threaten the promotion places this season. One positive is that the goals against column is still good and whilst wins are hard to come by The Tudors are also proving quite difficult to beat.


Hemel Hempstead Town: King, Williams (J), Ajayi, Smith, Judd (McKenzie 53)Williams (G)(Mathews 64) Re, Newton, Krasniqi, Iaciofano, Grant (Corrigan 64)Subs not used: Sayoud, Briscoe.


Attendance 544


Man of the match - Kyle Ajayi

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