TRURO CITY manager Steve Massey is already checking the weather forecast ahead of Tuesday’s rescheduled Southern League Premier Division game at Biggleswade Town.
“The forecast appears fine for Monday but not so good for Tuesday so it could be another one of those ‘wait and see’ games that we are getting so used to now,” said Massey yesterday, a day after his side had been beaten 6-1 at home by runaway league leaders Hemel Hempstead Town at wind-battered Treyew Road.
“The ground staff and volunteers did a tremendous job in getting the game on and we can’t thank them enough for that, but obviously we are disappointed that we didn’t repay them with a better performance,” he added.
“Hemel were already runaway leaders before they came to us and we knew the threat they would pose from losing to them 3-0 up there at the start of our unbeaten run.”
Visiting skipper Jordan Parkes’ quick-fire hat-trick all but sealed City’s fate before striker Lewis Toomey weighed in with his own treble.
Truro’s consolation came from substitute Liam Eddy. As well as ending City’s six-match unbeaten streak, the match emphasised Massey’s beliefs. He stated: “Hemel are the best team in the division.
“I think we were up against the champions-elect and I wouldn’t be surprised if they win the league at a canter.
“The galling thing for me is that despite our best efforts we looked like a side who has only played one game in a month, a bit rusty, whereas they looked like a side who had played – and won – on Tuesday.
“We knew we had to press them from the start and get off to a flyer. As it was, it turned out they did exactly that against us and before you knew it we were 3-0 down in less than 20 minutes.
“I had a look at the stats and Hemel had 18 attempts on goal, we had 19. The difference was in the finishing and that is why they are top of this league and set to run away with it. They created about eight or nine good chances and took six of them, we created the same amount of chances and took one, although we did hit the post and have one cleared off the line in the first half.”