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Bath City suffer surprise defeat at crisis club Truro City

By Western Daily Press  |  Posted: October 03, 2012

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Bath City were handed their fourth defeat in five Blue Square Bet South matches by a stricken Truro City side who could yet fold within the week, despite persistent rumours at Treyew Road that a financial saviour is at hand.

The division's bottom club have reportedly not paid their players for two months and face debts of £700,000.

Yet despite their trials and tribulations, two goals from long-serving striker Stewart Yetton saw them win 2-1 against a City side that dominated the second half but could not find the net.

In the opening stages of this Blue Square Bet South clash Truro poured forward with Marcus Martin and Andy Watkins shooting wide, Les Afful bringing out a good save from Bath keeper Jason Mellor, and Stewart Yetton firing straight into Mellors hands when clear on goal.

City also had chances, the best coming when debutant Jordan Rugg hit the cross bar.

However, Yetton got his reward just after the half hour mark when he spectacularly connected with a deep cross, firing home with a scissors kick.to the astonishment of the visiting defence.

The home side then began to sit back as Bath increasingly pressed, aided by some lively runs from Kerry Morgan on the left.

They got their reward just four minutes before the interval, when a Morgan cross found the head of Kurtis Guthrie at the far post to head home from no more than a couple of yards.

In the second half as the home side looked to run out of steam. Bath began to dominate but failed to test keeper Tim Sandercombe.

Just when it looked as if the draw was inevitable Truro struck. Andy Watkins raced down the left flank, cut inside, before sliding the ball across goal for Yetton to fire home for Truro’s winner.

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