City lose to a key rival in the fight for the Playoffs
by Liam Corbally
City lost ground on their march to the playoffs, after losing 2-1 to one of their biggest rivals for an elusive playoff place. Two goals in the first 20 minutes killed the game off for City and they never really fully recovered.
The game started brightly for Truro and they started to really apply some pressure early on. On the 8th minute this early pressure paid off when Isaac Vassell slotted home for the men from Cornwall (Oxford City 0 - 1 Truro City). The pressure continued to be applied with Truro winning the battle in the midfield and again this paid dividends when Matt wright was able to double arrears inside the 20th minute (Oxford City 0 - 2 Truro City).
This sent shockwaves round the Marsh Lane crowd and you could see it in the players. City had half chances but nothing of note for the rest of the half. Conor McDonagh did his best to hassle Truro`s defence but it came to little. Truro again created further chances and ran the show for the rest of the half.
After the start of the second half the shell shock that had become City in the first had disappeared and they looked more organised and began to stamp their presence on the game. Marlon Jackson was able to apply the magic formula on the 55th minute to make it 2-1 and it looked like City may then kick on.
But after this Truro began to come back into the game and but for some last ditch tackles by Reece Fleet and Dave King City may well have found themselves on the end of a bigger score line.
The game ended 2-1 meaning City are sitting sixth, two points outside the playoffs with six games to go. So not all is lost, but they will be hoping for a more positive result next time out.