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Sat Sep 19
15:00

Match day

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Weymouth (H)
Sat Sep 19 15:00
The Vanarama National League South
18th
0pts

Rebels narrowly beaten at Truro

| League
Att: 437
Truro City
Ash (46), Watkins (62)
2 - 1
Slough Town
Romeo (16)
Ryan Fenton
Yashwa Romeo's 10th goal of the season was not enough to gain a share of the spoils as goals from Jake Ash and Andy Watkins secured a home win for the pre-season title favourites Truro City.

Truro, whose home form has been indifferent thus far, started slowly and were punished early on against a Slough side boosted by victory over Windsor & Eton the previous Saturday.

Andy Watkins, a constant menace alongside the prolific Stewart Yetton, saw a shot hit the post, but Slough started the better of the two teams and took the lead on 16 minutes. Matthew Platt's attempted shot from the edge of the box was at a nice height for Yashwa Romeo to nod past the wrong-footed Martin Rice in the City goal.

Truro had more of the possession and started to use the whole pitch to their advantage, playing the ball from side to side, stretching Slough but failing to create many chances, despite the best efforts of Yetton who fired a half-chance wide and had claims for a penalty waved away.

Instead, Slough could consider themselves a little unfortunate not to have gone in with a larger half-time lead. On a number of occasions the attacking trio of Jordan, Platt and Romeo broke through. Romeo used his pace to escape his marker and fire wide, and was later unlucky not to find Platt in space with an attempted ball across the penalty area.

City came out stronger in the second half and wasted no time in finding an equaliser. Luke Evans fouled Watkins on the right, and the resulting cross from Baker was headed in by defender Jake Ash at the far post.

Andy Watkins, certainly the Cornish side's man of the match, was running the Slough defence ragged, and he was denied by Jamie Jackson twice before another effort hit the side netting.

Slough came under more pressure and were offering little in attack after a bright first half. The Rebels' hopes of taking anything from the game suffered a further blow as Luke Evans slipped whilst trying to intercept a long ball, and Watkins latched onto the pass before finishing neatly past Jackson.

Truro maintained their control of the game, giving very little away to Slough late on, and held on for a deserved three points which keeps the title race wide open.

Truro City Line up

Rice; McConnell, Ash, Smith, Power; Baker, Broad, Hockley (c), Taylor; Yetton, Watkins. Subs: Stevenson, Martin, Eddy, Cooper, Watts.

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