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Football: Callington v Truro City Res match report February 12

By Cornish Guardian  |  Posted: February 12, 2014

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Callington Town 2, Truro City Reserves 0

PLAYER-manager Lee Beer says the prospect of playing two games a week towards the end of the season will not worry his players.

Callington have a Charity Cup semi-final to look forward to after Saturday's victory over a youthful Truro side on the 3G pitch at Callington College.

And they still have more than half of their league games to fit in as they chase a promotion place in division one west.

But Beer said: "I'm sure the players would prefer to play two matches a week rather than train, especially with so much to play for.

"It's just a case of hoping we avoid injuries and have enough players available to deal with weekend and midweek games."

It took a stoppage time goal from Carlton Farnham to secure victory against Truro after Luke Avis-Riordan had given the home side a 52nd minute lead.

Tight

Beer said: "Against a youthful, technically strong Truro side, we defended strongly, especially when you consider three out of the back four are in their thirties.

"It was a very tight game with few chances and while it was 1-0 we couldn't take anything for granted but we restricted them to one chance, which was a 20 yard free kick.

"We had a couple of half chances but didn't take them, but obviously the late strike sealed it."

There has been some controversy around the decision to play the tie on an artificial surface after Callington's home pitch, Marshfield Parc, was one of many in the area to be waterlogged.

But Beer said: "There was a big effort from our club to get the game on and with our pitch clearly unfit, we approached the Cornwall FA early on with a request to play the tie on the 3G surface.

"We were aware that a precedent had been set in a county competition previously, and the County FA were happy for us to try to get the game played.

"I suppose people might say we had an advantage because we train on that pitch sometimes but Truro also train on an artificial pitch and the consistent bounce should have suited their game."

Callington have no scheduled fixture this weekend. Beer said: "Our next game is against Helston, who are just above us in the table on goal difference, although we have three games in hand on them.

"It's a big game for us in our quest for a promotion place. Ideally we want to win it, but we certainly don't want to lose it."

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