Euan Pollock supplied an assist and turned in another impressive display as Truro City completed a hat-trick of wins with a 3-1 victory against Southern Premier South rivals Merthyr Town.
Pollock, who had netted four times in his previous four games for the White Tigers, turned provider for Tyler Harvey to make it 2-0 after 20 minutes at the Met Coaches Community Stadium.
The 19-year-old collected a pass from Niall Thompson before holding the ball up and putting it on a plate for his strike partner who slotted into the bottom corner.
Harvey’s goal added to Ryan Brett’s tenth-minute opener, the hosts halving the deficit against the run of play through Ian Traylor midway through the first half.
Truro restored their two-goal lead through Cheick Diabate before half-time with Pollock continuing to catch the eye throughout the second period when he almost added a fourth goal.
Both teams finished with ten men, Connor Davies sent off for Merthyr and Diabate for Truro.
However, according to a report on the Truro website, Diabate’s red is expected to be rescinded due to a case of mistaken identity.
Brooklyn Genesini went close to opening his goal account for Poole Town in their 4-2 win over Walton Casuals.
Genesini made his eighth appearance for the Dolphins and curled an effort narrowly over the crossbar on the stroke of half-time.
The 19-year-old played his part as Tom Killick’s team ended a three-match winless run in all competitions with Tony Lee bagging a hat-trick of penalties.
Lee’s two spot-kicks, awarded after he and Will Spetch had been fouled, put Poole 2-0 in front early on before Mitchal Gough reduced the arrears in the 40th minute.
A frantic scramble ended with Lee poking home from close range before the in-form marksman plundered his 19th league goal of the season with a third penalty, Joe Morrison scoring a second for the hosts 16 minutes from time.
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Jake Scrimshaw went close to grabbing an equaliser in Scunthorpe United’s 1-0 defeat by Doncaster Rovers at the Sands View Stadium.
Scrimshaw has netted twice for the Iron this season and saw his effort tipped over the crossbar by Rovers goalkeeper Pontus Dahlberg on the stroke of half-time.
Rovers went ahead when Iron defender Ryan Loft volleyed past his own goalkeeper under pressure from Tommy Rowe following a corner in the 38th minute.
Scrimshaw was replaced by Devarn Green after 61 minutes with defeat spoiling new Scunthorpe boss Keith Hill’s first game in charge.
Sam Sherring was an unused substitute as Accrington Stanley crashed out after suffering a 5-1 defeat against Port Vale at Vale Park.
James Wilson fired Vale ahead in the first half before Stanley were reduced to ten men following the dismissal of Colby Bishop in the 70th minute.
Wilson capitalised by scoring twice in quick succession to complete his hat-trick before Ethan Hamilton pulled one back for the visitors.
Late goals from Lewis Cass and George Lloyd sealed victory for the League Two high-fliers against John Coleman’s team who are 12th in League One.
Euan Pollock picture courtesy of Cameron Weldon.
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