FA Trophy Final
Truro City 3-2 FC Halifax
Saturday, 19th of March 2016
Chenoweth, Green, Pugh, Richards, Jones, Allen, Soukouna, Wheatley, Sims, Beasley, Yetton
Miles, Harding, Lucas
Richards (11), Sims (23), Wheatley (30)
Liversedge, George, Bradley, Roberts, King, Briscoe, Dawkins, Pearson, Bridges, Wetherald, Massanka
Candasamy, Bettinelli, Ashworth
Massanka (44), Candasamy (89)
Pearson, Wetherald, Ashworth
The two clubs participated in their FA Trophy Final debuts, entertaining the most amount of spectators in each of their respective histories.
Truro got off to a flyer when Jamie Richards opened the scoring in the 11th minute with a header from a Billy Jones corner. Jared Sims extended that lead when he scored from a Stewart Yetton cross. Things got even worse for FC Halifax when Sol Wheatley extended the lead to 3-0 with a placed shot in the 30th minute.
Things began to look brighter for FC Halifax when Ntumba Massanka scored from a Niall Dawkins cross late in the first half. Straight after bringing the score back to 3-1, Jack Bradley was forced off with an ankle injury as the teams headed to the change rooms for half-time.
After the break Truro controlled possession playing FC Halifax out of the game until Chris Candasamy scored in the 89th minute, giving FC Halifax a small hope but eventually the referees whistle blew as Truro City fans and players alike began to celebrate their victory.
Truro icon Lee Hodges told the media “I am on cloud nine following the success, I can’t even imagine how delighted the Truro fans are at this time”. Fellow icon and captain Stewart Yetton said “This is something I could never have dreamed of and to do it with the club I love makes it even more special”.
Truro will now turn their attention to the Skrill Premier where they are still facing the threat of relegation. Regardless of how the rest of the season turns out, this season will always be a memorable one for the Treyew Road faithful.