Truro City suffer defeat at Gosport Borough
By Rhod Mitchell | August 09, 2016
Gosport Borough 3 Truro City 1
City went down to defeat in Hampshire on Tuesday night, to leave them with just one point from their opening two National League South matches.
Lee Hodges named an unchanged City side from the one that drew 2-2 at home to Chelmsford City on Saturday, with new loan signing Jack Smith on the bench.
After Chris Flood had put the home side ahead after 25 minutes, when City failed to clear a corner, the visitors got back on level terms four minutes into the second half when Sam Pearce brought down Niall Thomson from behind and the former Torquay United man levelled from the spot, shooting past former Truro keeper Martin Rice.
Rice then made a fine save to keep out a Ryan Brett kick before Gosport regained the lead after 71 minutes, with Warren Bentley following up to score after Adriano Basso had parried a fierce shot from Tom Bird.
And with four minutes left, with City pushing forward, Bentley ran clear to make it 3-1 and put the result beyond doubt.
And City boss Lee Hodges admitted he was "bitterly disappointed" with his side's performance, especially after the promise shown in the opening game against Chelmsford.
"We never really got going," he said.
"For the first ten minutes we looked dangerous and Niall had a good chance but shot wide and then we allowed them to get into match.
"We conceded a sloppy goal from a corner but then tinkered with a few things and it looked better.
"When Niall got the penalty I thought we could go and get something from the game, even though we were not playing great.
"It was very disappointing, the boys looked bit leggy. We have now got to pick it up at Concord on Saturday.
"I would like to thank the fans who came and supported us and it was gutting we could not have played better."
The result leaves City 17th in the table.