13 March 2013

Lee Hodges praises fantastic performance as late goal wins at Sutton

By Tashan Deniran, Football Exclusives.

Lee Hodges hailed his side’s efforts after they secured a late 1-0 win at Sutton United on Tuesday night to send Truro City back to Cornwall in good spirits.

“It’s a fantastic win. I said before kick-off we’ve got ten games left to play with no fear. Go out there and see how many points we can pick up from now and the end of the season and today was a massive win for us.”

After scoring four goals against Bromley in their last home game, Hodges admits he was surprised at the lack of shots on his side’s goal but insisted his side were up for the challenge:

“Very much so, we know what they’re all about; they’re on a good run themselves. They beat Bromley and drew 0-0 on Saturday and we know they’re a big, strong, physical team and we had to be up for the fight.”

With the clock ticking down, Hodges admits he felt the goal may not come but with seven minutes remaining Martin Watts stepped up and his free kick was enough to secure Truro’s eighth win of the season:

“It’s always on the back of your mind; you’re always making sure you don’t concede at the back. I don’t think our keeper had too much to do; he didn’t make a proper save.

“You’re just hoping for that bit of magic and inspiration and Martin Watts turned up with that free-kick.”


Some will feel that justice has now been done after Sutton snatched an warranted penalty in the dying minutes of our home game when Sutton went away with a 2-2 draw. Eds.

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