08 November 2013

Chesham will provide Steve Massey's Truro with stern test (Western Morning News)

Truro City will face the biggest test of their recent improved form when they take on Southern League Premier Division leaders Chesham United at Treyew Road on Saturday.

The Buckinghamshire club have won their past ten league and cup games, including a 3-0 home win on Tuesday against Bedford Town which kept them three points clear of second-placed Hemel Hempstead Town, who thrashed Bashley 10-0.

Truro are in good form themselves, with last Saturday’s win at Hitchin Town their third in their past four matches.

City manager Steve Massey is relishing this weekend’s challenge to see just how far his side have progressed in recent weeks. He said: “It will be a good yardstick of where we are.

“I thought we were a bit unfortunate up there at Chesham [where City lost 4-2 back in September]. We gave away some soft goals and missed some chances. Obviously, they improved since, though, but so have we.”

Former Exeter City striker Ben Watson has declared himself fit after missing the past three games, while James Washburn, who played a few games for Truro at the end of last season, has received international clearance to play after a short spell with Scottish League One side Dunfermline Athletic.

The paperwork for former Plymouth Argyle defender Jordan Pearce, who has been playing in Sweden, has not yet been fully processed, though.

City also potentially face losing Jamie Lowry for a game later in the month, after the Cornwall Football Association gave the former Godolphin Atlantic player an extra one-game ban, in addition to the three-match suspension he has already served for his sending-off while playing for the Newquay-based club back at the start of September.

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