12 December 2011

City Alerts: Team news by Mike Truscott

TEAM NEWS:   Jake Ash (ankle), situation still unclear, best hope seems another fortnight out.  Ditto Stewart Yetton (knee), who is suspended for this Saturday's match anyway.  Barry Hayles (knee) hoping to be fit for Saturday, but still doubtful at this stage.

LEE'S VIEW on Truro City  2   Ebbsfleet United   5:  

Lee Hodges before the Ebbsfleet game

"I was disappointed, obviously, but not too much in all the circumstances.  I just feel we showed Ebbsfleet too much respect in the first half.  In the second half, we made more of a match of it and if we could just have nicked one we could possibly have taken something from it.  We created chances and had a good penalty shout turned down.

"In the first half, we were guilty of not keeping our shape.  We needed someone to sit in the middle of the park, but we were all over the place.  The problem was that Joe Broad and Ed Palmer understandably wanted to get on the ball, and so they were going chasing it but messing up our shape in the process.

"And once again we conceded a goal with a free header, right at the start.  You just can't give space like that and expect to get away with it.  That gave Ebbsfleet the immediate advantage and I had felt right from the start that our mentality just wasn't right.  So the day was disappointing but a good experience, especially for the younger lads aspiring to progess to this level.  I thought Cody Cooke did well with his first start. "

Les scored a brace

UPCOMING FIXTURES:  Sat Dec 17, 3 pm, Hampton & Richmond, League, home;  Tues Dec 20, 7.45 pm, Sutton United, League, away;  Mon Dec 26, 3 pm, Weston-super-Mare, League, away; Sun Jan 1, 3 pm, Weston-super-Mare, League, home.

CITY ALERTS is the official Truro City Football Club news service for supporters and media.  It is sponsored and operated by Mike Truscott of Golden Replay Biographies (www.goldenreplay.com

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