Saints pile more misery on Truro and Massey
Truro City 3, St Albans City 7
Two goals from debutant Ben Watson was the highlight of an otherwise forgettable afternoon for Truro City and manager Steve Massey.
The White Tigers have now failed to win in their last four games in all competition and Saturday's defeat at Treyew Road was perhaps the most difficult to take yet for the 451 fans.
St Albans led 3-0 inside the opening 22 minutes, and despite a rally from Truro early in the second half as Watson marked his debut with two goals, a combination of poor defending and clinical finishing saw the visitors ease to victory.
A ninth minute strike from Chris Watters followed moments later by a James Kaloczi header put St Albans in command, before Darren Locke headed in a third on 22 minutes as home fans feared the worst.
But Truro fought back gallantly after the break, pulling a goal back through Watson in the 48th minute. And the striker, who joined the club from Dorchester earlier this week, grabbed a second in the 68th minute to give Truro hope.
Lee Chappell soon ended any thoughts of a home comeback though with the goal of the game in the 72nd minute when he drove the ball in off the bar from 25 yards out.
Substitute Elliot Bailey made it 5-2 in the 76th minute, before Truro pulled a goal back through Cody Cooke’s neat finish after 81 minutes.
But injury time goals from substitute Chris Henry and John Frendo completed the rout for the Saints, and compound more misery on Massey's men.
Truro: O Chenoweth, D Evans (L Eddy 42), S White, A Pugh, P Kendall, J Broad (J Sims (90+2), L Afful, C Cooke, B Watson, M Andrew, N Slateford. Subs (not used): Broomfield, Copp.
St Albans: P Bastock, H Hall, L Chappell, R Marwa, J Kaloczi, D Locke, H Georgiou (C Henry 58), J Comley, J Frendo, M Nwokeji (E Bailey 37), C Watters (M Taylor 76).