Injury time agony for ten man City
Chelmsford City 3. Truro City 2
TROUBLED Truro City, facing the prospect of their last ever game on Tuesday, were dealt another crushing blow on the pitch on Saturday with the most cruel of defeats.
They looked on course for a rare win after leading 2-0 thanks to goals from Stewart Yetton and Les Afful. But Craig Calver's injury time strike completed an amazing comeback for the hosts to leave City's players completely drained at the full time whistle.
Lee Hodges' men also finished the game with ten men after Dan Green was red carded for handling the ball on the line in the 61st minute. Despite being a man down, City looked likey closing in on a hard-earned point.
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But so typical of the club's current plight, Calver struck at the death to deny Truro.
City had made the perfect start when Stewart Yetton opened the scoring after 13 minutes.
And with 41 minutes played Hodges' men doubled their lead
when Afful struck for the visitors.
But Chelmsford were back in it just a minute after the break
when Jamie Slabber headed home for the hosts from Ishmael Welsh's cross.
And with 61 minutes played it got worse for the visitors
when Green was sent off and David Rainford made no mistake from the penalty
spot to bring Chelmsford level.
A miserable afternoon for Truro was compounded in injury
time when Calver made it 3-2 in what could be the last away game for troubled
Truro entertain Bath City at Treyew Road on Tuesday night, which, if there is no solution to their financial problems, could be their last.
City: T Sandercombe, B Williams, L Hodges (B Hopkinson), J
Ash, D Green, L Afful, M Martin (K Moore), J Broad, S Yetton, C Cooke, A