Written by Rhod Mitchell. Source: thisiscornwall
Tonbridge Angels 3 Truro City 0
City finished a well beaten side in Kent as they suffered their 17th league defeat of the season.
Buoyed by their crucial 2-1 midweek win over Boreham Wood, City were looking to build on that result as they continue their fight to get the points needed to end their relegation fears.
The only change from the team that beat Boreham Wood saw Scott Walker return in place of player-manager Lee Hodges, while Arran Pugh and Barry Hayles started on the bench after serving two match bans.
City did reasonably well in the opening half with their main threat coming from Andy Watkins on his 250th appearance.
But five minutes before the break the league's leading scorer Frannie Collin netted his 25th of the season after some ineffectual Truro tackling.
Six minutes into the second half Mikel Suarez made it 2-0 and there was no way back for a tired-looking City side.
On loan Plymouth Argyle youngster Isaac Vassell came on for his debut, with veteran Barry Hayles also making his return from the bench.
But in truth City rarely threatened a come back and four minutes from time Lee Browning made it 3-0 as the home side comfortably avenged their 2-0 defeat at Treyew Road back in November.
The only consolation for City was that other results at the bottom went their way so they are still seven points clear of the relegation places.
They are next in action at Basingtoke Town on Tuesday evening when manager Lee Hodges is expected to make some changes ahead of next Saturday's crucial home game against bottom club Thurrock.
He said: "In the second half we looked dead on our feet. There was just no energy whereas Tonbridge came out flying.
"We just could not reach the standards we did against Boreham Wood.
"It was bitterly disappointing to lose but I could not fault the players' efforts."