Higgins’ header saves Rocks
EAST THURROCK UNITED 2 TRURO CITY 2
THIS clash was billed as a relegation battle but there was little passion, vigour or quality from either side.
A draw, East Thurrock’s first of the season, was probably fair but both sides will need to improve if they are to climb away from the danger zone.
An insipid first half was enlivened only by a City goal two minutes before the break when Tyler Harvey stole in at the far post.
East Thurrock were better in the second half and got back on level terms when sub Freddie Moncur, on for Shaun Batt at half-time, hooked the ball in.
For a brief spell it looked as if East Thurrock might grab the game by the throat but City took advantage of poor defending to regain the lead with a goal forced over the line by Dan Rooney.
Rock showed their resilience by coming back for a second time, with Danny Harris proving a dynamic force, and they deservedly restored parity eight minutes from time with a close-range Sam Higgins header.
In the closing stages they might even have nicked it, but neither Harris nor Josh McLeod-Urquhart could get enough purchase on headers with the goal in front of them and the game ended all square.