Rebels victorious in Cornwall

Truro City

Truro City

Duff (21)
Slough Town

Slough Town

Dobson (59), Dyer (78)
League Attendance: 391 Scott Harris
After facing their longest away trip of the season, Slough emerged victorious from Treyew Road after coming from behind, thanks to second half goals from James Dobson and Johnnie Dyer, securing their first ever win against Truro in the process.

The Rebels and the White Tigers first met in the Southern League, Division One South & West in season 2008/09, and shared six goals at Holloways Park before Slough lost 2-1 on the road later in the season.

This time around, the visitors started the game in the playoff spots, with Slough looking to build on the previous weekend's victory over Bideford. Truro began well and had the better of the general play. Slough worked their way into a couple of good positions, but were unable to test Kyle Moore in the Truro goal.

The hosts took the lead on 21 minutes. Striker Craig Duff latched onto a loose ball on the edge of the area, and controlled it well before smashing past Jake Somerville emphatically.

In response, George Short sent a half volley whistling past the upright, but the hosts looked the more likely to find the next goal and go on to claim all three points.

Indeed, Truro wasted a number of opportunities to do so, with Rob Farkins heading just wide, and just before the half time whistle, captain Dan Green lobbed over when well placed.

The White Tigers continued to carry out the greater threat in the second half, with Jamie Lowry spurning another chance, as he blazed over at the far post.

Truro were made to pay on 59 minutes, when James Dobson lined up to take a free kick on the edge of the area, and drilled the ball under the defensive wall and past the unsighted Moore to level the scores.

As the hosts tried to regain their lead, Duff saw an effort come back off the crossbar, but Slough wasted a golden chance of their own, with Scott Harris poking the ball onto the outside of the post and wide after being played onside.

But Slough did score again with twelve minutes remaining to turn the game on its head.

As Scott Harris tried to get his head to a cross from Tom Moran, the ball deflected off Johnnie Dyer at the back post – and although the striker did not seem to know too much about it, he got sufficient contact on the ball to send it looping over Moore and into the net.

Truro were left frustrated by missed chances, and had one final effort through Jamie Lowry, whose free kick clipped the top of the bar – but Slough were able to hold on and claim all three points.

Truro City Lineup

Kyle Moore, Shane White, Chris Long, Jake Ash, Rob Farkins, Arran Pugh, Dan Green (Ryan Brett), Jamie Lowry, Craig Duff, Cody Cooke, Les Afful (Ben Watson). Subs not used: Barry Hayles, Steve Tully, Myles James.


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