Truro City suffer Cup misery after penalty shoot out
Bridgwater Town 3 Truro City 3 (Bridgwater won 6-5 on pens)
City’s hopes of knock out cup success this season were ended when they lost this first round Red Insure Cup tie at Fairfax Park on penalties, after three times taking the lead.
It was another disappointing night for Steve Massey’s men, after having lost to another Division One South & West side Tiverton Town in the FA Trophy last Saturday.
Liam Eddy got them off to a good start with a goal after 14 minutes, but Alex Faux levelled for the Somerset side on the hour mark, before a good finish from Olly Brokenshire (36) gave City a deserved 2-1 interval lead.
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After the break, City maintained their 2-1 advantage until 16 minutes from time, when Robbins levelled the scores after some awful Truro defending, but Eddy’s second goal of the night , a fine volley 11 minutes from time, following a cross by debutant Steve Tully, looked to have won the tie.
However, with just a minute of normal time left, Robbins netted his second direct from a free-kick to take the match straight to penalties. where the home side came out on top 6-5 after missing their first kick.
Cody Cooke and substitute Neil Slateford had their spot kicks saved for City, while Shane White, Les Afful, Steve Tully, Olly Brokenshire and Jamie Lowry were all successful.
City: Chenoweth; Tully, Kendall, Pugh, White; Lowry; Cooke, Brokenshire, Copp (Slateford 89); Eddy, Sims (Afful 70). Subs (not used); D Evans H Evans, Broad.
For full match report and reaction see this week's West Briton