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Thanks for this report from the thisiscornwall website.

Friday, July 16, 2010, 01:21

Yetton hat-trick rescues City to see off battling Magpies

Penzance 2, Truro City 4

TRURO City overturned a 2-1 half-time deficit to earn their second pre-season friendly victory over SWPL premier division opposition inside three days at a wet and windy Penlee Park on Thursday night.

Having convincingly swept aside a new-look Falmouth side containing eight former Magpies 6-0 at Treyew Road on Tuesday evening, the Zamaretto Southern premier division outfit, who included player-manager Lee Hodges and Canadian trialists Sebastian Grande and Gaetan Infantino in their starting line-up, were surprisingly slow out of the blocks and duly found themselves two goals down inside 18 minutes.

Striker Chris Wolstencroft, one of eight summer signings to have followed manager Gary Marks to Penlee Park from Hayle gave his new team a 12th minute when he planted a low finish past City keeper Tom Brooks after Gerens James' had squared the ball back from the byline.

James rounded Brooks to make it 2-0 six minutes later and Wolstencroft came close to adding a third before City finally managed an attempt on target after 33 minutes, but home keeper Paul Williams was equal to the task to keep out efforts from Stewart Yetton and another City trialist, Aaron Doble.

City boss Hodges and his assistant Dave Newton in particular looked far from happy with their side's first half display, but the visitors pulled one back five minutes before half-time when Andy Watkins curled a shot in off the underside of the bar.

As both sides took the opportunity to ring the changes in the second half, City's superior fitness levels and higher league experience understandably started to show, with half-time substitute Les Afful a real handful for the home defence. But while Afful twice went close soon after coming on, it was Yetton who stole the show with a hat-trick inside 18 second half minutes.

The former Plymouth Argyle marksman restored parity on 59 minutes with a low strike that beat Williams at the near post, and put City ahead for the first time four minutes later after substitute Jake Ash had been tripped inside the box.

And as the home side continued to tire late on, Yetton completed the scoring 13 minutes from time with a cool finish, after some nimble footwork had taken him past a couple of home defenders and wrong-footing Williams with a calm finish into the bottom corner.

Penzance: Paul Williams; Matt Laity, Jamie Devine, Wayne Quinn, Chris Russell, Steve Burt, Tim Nixon, Nick Pugliese, Chris Wolstencroft, Gerens James, Bradley Wills. Subs used: Ryan Holland, Jamie Richards, Ben Williams, Simon Stevens, Darren Ball (not used).

City: Tom Brooks; Aaron Doble, Sebastian Grande, Lee Hodges, Gaetan Infantino, Steve Adams, Andy Taylor, Marcus Martin ©, Stewart Yetton, Andy Watkins, Tom Moody. Subs (all used): Aaron Pugh, Joe Broad, Les Afful, Danny Clay, Dan Smith, Martin Watts, Jake Ash, Tyson Farago (GK).

Referee: Steve Annis.

Attendance: 200 (est).

Personally the difference in the two sides was Truro's Les Afful. When he came on the game totally changed. We couldn't cope with him and he made a couple of the goals. Short, stocky and fast, almost impossible to get off the ball.

Penzance's Man of the Match was Bradley Wills. Everything went through him in mid-field. Tim Nixon had some good touches out on the wing, good young player.

Crowd estimate was way out. There were about 120 there huddled in the stand against the rain.

A pity about the weather as a lot of our regulars weren't there. Some people from Truro but when Truro scored there was total silence, not a cheer. Hope it's not like that at Treyew Road.

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Thanks for this report from the thisiscornwall website.

Friday, July 16, 2010, 01:21

Yetton hat-trick rescues City to see off battling Magpies

Penzance 2, Truro City 4

TRURO City overturned a 2-1 half-time deficit to earn their second pre-season friendly victory over SWPL premier division opposition inside three days at a wet and windy Penlee Park on Thursday night.

Having convincingly swept aside a new-look Falmouth side containing eight former Magpies 6-0 at Treyew Road on Tuesday evening, the Zamaretto Southern premier division outfit, who included player-manager Lee Hodges and Canadian trialists Sebastian Grande and Gaetan Infantino in their starting line-up, were surprisingly slow out of the blocks and duly found themselves two goals down inside 18 minutes.

Striker Chris Wolstencroft, one of eight summer signings to have followed manager Gary Marks to Penlee Park from Hayle gave his new team a 12th minute when he planted a low finish past City keeper Tom Brooks after Gerens James' had squared the ball back from the byline.

James rounded Brooks to make it 2-0 six minutes later and Wolstencroft came close to adding a third before City finally managed an attempt on target after 33 minutes, but home keeper Paul Williams was equal to the task to keep out efforts from Stewart Yetton and another City trialist, Aaron Doble.

City boss Hodges and his assistant Dave Newton in particular looked far from happy with their side's first half display, but the visitors pulled one back five minutes before half-time when Andy Watkins curled a shot in off the underside of the bar.

As both sides took the opportunity to ring the changes in the second half, City's superior fitness levels and higher league experience understandably started to show, with half-time substitute Les Afful a real handful for the home defence. But while Afful twice went close soon after coming on, it was Yetton who stole the show with a hat-trick inside 18 second half minutes.

The former Plymouth Argyle marksman restored parity on 59 minutes with a low strike that beat Williams at the near post, and put City ahead for the first time four minutes later after substitute Jake Ash had been tripped inside the box.

And as the home side continued to tire late on, Yetton completed the scoring 13 minutes from time with a cool finish, after some nimble footwork had taken him past a couple of home defenders and wrong-footing Williams with a calm finish into the bottom corner.

Penzance: Paul Williams; Matt Laity, Jamie Devine, Wayne Quinn, Chris Russell, Steve Burt, Tim Nixon, Nick Pugliese, Chris Wolstencroft, Gerens James, Bradley Wills. Subs used: Ryan Holland, Jamie Richards, Ben Williams, Simon Stevens, Darren Ball (not used).

City: Tom Brooks; Aaron Doble, Sebastian Grande, Lee Hodges, Gaetan Infantino, Steve Adams, Andy Taylor, Marcus Martin ©, Stewart Yetton, Andy Watkins, Tom Moody. Subs (all used): Aaron Pugh, Joe Broad, Les Afful, Danny Clay, Dan Smith, Martin Watts, Jake Ash, Tyson Farago (GK).

Referee: Steve Annis.

Attendance: 200 (est).

Personally the difference in the two sides was Truro's Les Afful. When he came on the game totally changed. We couldn't cope with him and he made a couple of the goals. Short, stocky and fast, almost impossible to get off the ball.

Penzance's Man of the Match was Bradley Wills. Everything went through him in mid-field. Tim Nixon had some good touches out on the wing, good young player.

Crowd estimate was way out. There were about 120 there huddled in the stand against the rain.

A pity about the weather as a lot of our regulars weren't there. Some people from Truro but when Truro scored there was total silence, not a cheer. Hope it's not like that at Treyew Road.

You can't help but dig at Truro can you? It's a pre-season friendly against a team they should, on paper, be winning by a long way every time. Who cares how many people cheered to be honest!

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