Feb 9 2013 By Matt Lewis
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Hayes & Yeading 1-2 Truro City
NAS Bashir may have gone but Hayes & Yeading's problems remain clear as they slumped to a home defeat to bottom-of-the-table Truro City this afternoon.
Bashir departed as manager on Monday but not even a goal on his return from Tom Collins could save United here as they stretched their winless run to four Blue Square South games.
Collins was thrust straight into the United attack after returning to the club on loan from Stockport County this week as he played up top alongside Alasanne N'Diaye.
He almost made an instant impact at Kingfield as he fired an early shot against Ben Gerring inside the opening 60 seconds but referee Adrian Quelch dismissed his appeals for handball and a penalty.
The hosts wasted another early opportunity when Dan Wishart failed to find the target from six yards following good work in midfield from John Goddard.
It was one-way traffic and Hayes & Yeading had their reward on 17 minutes as Collins showed good skill to flick the ball beyond the Truro defence and rifle home from the edge of the area.
Tom Cadmore presented City with a golden chance to equalise moments later as his sliced clearance was latched upon by Les Afful, however the central defender recovered well to clear off the line.
At the other end, Collins looked a real live-wire up front and really should have doubled his tally when he bore down on Truro keeper Paul Hider, who did well to save with his feet.
James Beasant then made his first save of the match, stretching to his left to keep out Martin Watts' 20-yard free kick, as the visitors suddenly started to grow in confidence.
Truro tails were up and they grabbed an equaliser before half-time as Kieffer Moore led the City breakaway and he drove the ball across the six-yard box for Andy Watkins to tap home.
It was a slow start to the second-half and United's caretaker boss Tony O'Driscoll was forced into a change on 65 minutes when Wishart limped off and was replaced by Mark Bentley.
The next goal would be crucial and it went the way of the visitors as Daniel Braithwaite's attempted clearance was charged down by Moore and the ball found its way into the back of the net.
With time running out at Kingfield, United needed a quick response, and Calum Butcher cracked off a left-footed half-volley that whistled over the bar.
Top scorer Kudus Oyenuga came off the bench as the game reached the 89th minute but it was too late as the points belonged to City.
Hayes & Yeading: Beasant, Butcher, Braithwaite (Oyenuga), Cox, Cadmore, Bygrave, Williams, Goddard, N'Diaye, Collins, Wishart (Bentley).
Subs (not used): Hall, Pele, Ekim.