Boro boss Tommy Widdrington gave debuts to new striker Elliot Charles and loan keeper Craig Ross. Both would have more than competent games as The Sports created chance after chance, especially in the first half, but ultimately had to scrap for the win.

Simon Johnson had an early chance to open the scoring when Luke McCormick in the Truro goal dropped a cross but under pressure he struck wide, and Chris Shephards fine effort struck the keepers bar on 5 minutes. Boro continued to press, Sam Cole and Rowe had half chances and Gary Hart drove a long range effort straight at McCormick on the half hour.

Boro could not force home the territorial and possession advantage but Ross was called upon to make a fabulous save on the stroke of half time, Kieffer Moore also threatening in the closing seconds.

As the second half got under way Boro finally got the goal they deserved. A Shephard free kick was perfectly delivered from wide left, and Rowe was head and shoulders above the rest of the field to firmly plant home his header for 1-0.

The trick was almost repeated 2 minutes later but this time, under greater pressure Rowe headed over. With the lead taken by the home side City began to work hard for an equaliser. Their direct approach, with position up the park, ball on or off the field important, Andy Watkins smashed the ball high over the bar on the hour and Adam Watts was forced to head off the line as a lobbed effort threatened to level the scores.

On 74 minutes Boro looked to have extended their lead. A quick break saw the energetic Charles surge forward, his shot from inside the box parried by McCormick, Kezie Ine bundling the ball home, but the linesman's flag was inexplicably raised for off-side - one of several strange 'decisions' on the day.

Truro had much of the ball for the remainder of the game, but only Cody Cooke tested Ross and the points never looked in danger.

"To score from a set piece is always a pleasure" commented Widdrington, "and Ollie Rowe was probably our best player. I'm delighted with the 3 points. Ive got nothing but praise for Truro City and Lee Hodges. I know they are in a bit of a financial mess but all that goes out the window on a Saturday."

Borough: Ross, Johnson, Cole, Adelsbury, Rowe, Watts, Hart, Gorman (Uddin 89), Ibe (Lok 75), Charles (Remy 75), Shephard
Unused Subs: Hamilton, Noone
Cards: Hart Y, Adelsbury Y, Remy Y
Goals: Rowe (56)

Truro City: McCormick, Hopkinson, Williams, Hodges, Ash, Broad, Cooke, Martin, Watkins, Moore, Afful
Unused Subs: Carne, Hall

Ref: Mr. p. Harris

Att: 514

LMDB Accountants MOM: Ollie Rowe