Mar 3 2013 By Matt Lewis
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Truro City 3-1 Hayes & Yeading
DISMAL Hayes & Yeading slumped to their fourth straight league defeat on the road against bottom-of-the-table Truro City on Saturday.
Tony O'Driscoll's first league game as caretaker ended in defeat to City last month and they did the double here as the new United boss suffered his second consecutive defeat since taking the job on a permanent basis.
Truro took the leaf before half-time as former Fulham striker Barry Hayles played in Andy Watkins, playing on the shoulder of the Hayes & Yeading defence, and he found Les Afful at the near post for the opening goal.
City doubled their advantage 10 minutes after the interval as Ben Gerring flicked on a Lee Hodges free-kick and Watkins, who might have been offside, controlled the ball on his chest before rounding debutant Louis Wells and knocking home.
It was a slightly improved performance from O'Driscoll's boys in the second-half and Julian Owusu, back at the club after a recent spell at Hendon, replaced Alasanne N’Diaye to inject some attacking impetus.
The travelling United fans were given a glimmer of hope as the clock ticked past the hour as Adam Everitt rolled the ball to Kudus Oyenuga down the left and his cross was turned into his own net by Paul Kendall, who was under pressure from Luke Williams.
But Truro made sure of the result with seconds remaining as Watkins claimed his brace. Marcus Martin produced a clever ball in midfield that released the City forward and he made no mistake with a sweet lob over the advancing Wells to wrap up the points.