Chippenham Town 2, Truro City 1

THERE was a feeling of déjà vu for Truro City as early goals turn out to be their downfall once again, in a 2-1 away defeat to Chippenham Town in the National League South, writes Cameron Weldon.

After shipping in goals inside the opening twenty minutes in three of their last four games, they couldn’t prevent Chippenham scoring early either.

After some good work out, wide a cross was whipped in and powerfully headed home from their danger man Nat Jarvis.

The White Tigers seemed shocked and within a blink of the eye it was 2-0 to the hosts. Jarvis found himself through on goal and he calmly slotted past a helpless Harvey Rivers with just eleven minutes on the clock.

A reaction was needed and fast. Austen Booth was the unlucky man to have to come off for Louis Rooney as City reshaped from a back five to a back four.

With the introduction of Rooney up top and a change in formation, the White Tigers started to get a foot hold in the game but still failed to get any meaning full chances.

Chippenham should have made it 3-0 and Jarvis’s hat-trick midway through the half when he managed to turn in the box, but his shot was fired agonisingly wide.

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Up the other end, Louis Rooney’s cross was just begging for a touch, but Jared Lewington couldn’t find the all-important touch.

Nick Hurst had the final chance of the half as his low shot was well saved by Chippenham keeper Will Puddy.

It was a very uneventful start to the second period with the ball being kept in the midfield areas.

Jared Lewington had a few shots deflected for corners while Michael Herve fresh of a brace on his debut last week, had a header blaze over the bar.

Hurst managed to get down the right-hand side and pull a ball back to Tyler Harvey, but his tame effort was easily cleared.

City got their goal on 82 minutes, after a scramble in the box the ball found itself at the feet of the Truro skipper Jamie Richards, who slotted home through a crowd of players to give the Cornish side hope.

Truro we’re seeing lots of the ball but struggled to get any shots away. Chippenham looked a threat on the break but neither side managed to create any clear-cut chances meaning the White Tigers leave Wiltshire empty handed.

Eastbourne Borough are next up for the White Tigers as they welcome them to Treyew Road on Saturday.

Chippenham: Puddy, Rigg (C), Richards, Ossai, Jarvis, Guthrie, Parselle, Evans, Chambers, McCootie, Smile.

Truro: Rivers, Thompson, Riley-Lowe, Grimes, Richards (C), Booth (L Rooney 20), Rowthorn (Keats 74), Herve, Hurst, Harvey, Lewington (Ziboth 71).

Attendance: 539

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