WATCH: Will Gavin summary of the win over Gosport Borough
Truro 2-0 Gosport Borough
by Chris Jones, Truthfal Sports reporter
Two goal Tyler Harvey helped Truro City to end their four game losing streak against fellow National League South strugglers Gosport Borough with a hard-fought victory.
The White Tigers move a further three points away from the dreaded relegation zone to 17th and sit on 30 points however Weston-Super-Mare sit one point behind with two games in hand.
The game was scrappy at times and Gosport could even have had a man sent off early in the match after Arran Pugh was pushed to the ground by Josh Carmichael but he only saw yellow.
Manager Lee Hodges expressed his relief after the victory and said: “I would be lying if I said I wasn’t feeling the pressure, you feel like you are trapped in a box that’s closing in on you.
“I felt like we deserved the win tonight.”
Truro took the lead in the 11th minute after Arran Pugh was impeded in the box by a Gosport defender and Harvey coolly dispatched the ball into the bottom left corner to make it 1-0.
Truro were dominating in attack and Tyler Harvey had a great chance in the 33rd minute to double the home-team’s lead but his drilled shot was saved well by Jon Miles down to his right.
Harvey did find himself on the scoresheet only six minutes later when midfielder Stewart Yetton’s miss-hit shot found the midfielder’s run into the box and he tucked home Truro’s second.
Gosport had their first clear chance straight after half-time when substitute Duran Martin found himself clean through but his shot across goal whistled past the left post.
It was the home team however that had the best chance to score and it came in the 79th minute when Thompson beat his man on the left wing before crossing to the awaiting Andrew Neal, but Gosport centre back Ed Sanders managed to toe the ball clear for a corner.
Truro could have put the game beyond doubt in the 88th minute after Neal beat defender Tom Bird to the ball and cut across goal before he blasted the ball well over the bar.