As we enter the final quarter of a fascinating season, those at the top and bottom of the league take a keener interest in proceedings than most. Sadly, for one reason or another, we have dropped into the latter sector. For Truro City, this is new territory; this has not been in our thoughts for the last seven years at least. And its uncomfortable.
Going by the last eight games form guide, the situation is not exactly rosy. Of the 24 possible points available, we have taken just five, leaving us fourth from the bottom. And of course, this is just one position from survival. A closer look at the last eight form guide also reveals a change of fortunes. At the start of the season we were third in the league on Away performances, but right now, we are second from bottom.
Thus it seems, the strain of a long distance travelling, expectations on a small squad and comparative lack of fresh players is certainly taking its toll. Lee said last week "The boys looked dead on their feet; there was no life in us at all. I've asked for minor miracles from them, week in and week out and maybe this was the day it all caught up with them."
Six league games were played tonight, three of them directly affecting us. For once, all three results tonight have gone our way: Sutton beat Havant 2 - 0, Farnborough beat Eastbourne 1 - 0, and Bromley drew with Staines 1 - 1.
A stroke of luck in the fixtures means we have already played some top sides. And got the results. We now come face to face with our real rivals at the lower end of the table. As Lee said last week, we now have eleven cup finals to play. Lets hope we don't leave it to the last two games in Woking and Dartford.
The away trip this saturday at Hampton is a real six-pointer. Given Hampton's even more precarious position, they will be fighting for their own survival. Lee has given us miracles in the past and we will support him as best we can.
Here's to a rocky two month ride on the pitch.
Off the pitch, we are moving closer to the Ground Grading inspection at the end of this month. Chris Webb is leading the improvements with a team of volunteers. The required extension to the dressing room is near completion and the extra turnstiles have been purchased and will be in place in the next ten days. More to follow on this aspect later.