25 January 2013

Truro City looking for home joy against Clarets, by Rhod Mitchell

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Truro City will be loooking for their first win of 2013 when they take on promotion hopefuls Chelmsford City at Treyew Road on Saturday (3pm).

The league's bottom club last won back on December 1 with a 2-0 home victory over Tonbridge Angels and despite some encouraging performances they have taken just two points out of a possible 21 from their last seven games.

And they are sure to find the Essex visitors tough opposition, though Clarets boss Glenn Pennyfather is also expecting a difficult game for his sixth-placed team who are only out of the play-off places on goal difference.

He said. "Truro are a decent side who've been very unlucky this season. We know from our home game against them that they'll be no pushovers and what they've been through together will have made them stronger. We're both back off the enforced 'winter break' and we're looking forward to the game."

Truro lost narrowly 3-2 in the teams' meeting in Essex back in September and manager Lee Hodges know how strong a side Chelmsford are.

He said: "Chelmsford are one of the best sides in the league and I rate them very highly."

After having their last two games against Sutton and Eastleigh postponed, City will be raring to get back into action before away trips to Dover Ath and Hayes and Yeading on the following two Saturdays.

Hodges will miss the game through suspension and there are no new injury worries, with Marcus Martin returning after serving his one match ban.

City's boss added: "We had a good training session last night, with everyone there and in good spirits and everyone very keen to play a match again. 
"From the weather forecast, I can't see a problem for tomorrow so we're all hoping for a really good game and a good crowd to cheer on the boys. There's no doubt it's going to be a very tough match."

Truro squad: Luke McCormick, Bobby Hopkinson, Calron Hall, Jake Ash, Marcus Martin, Ben Williams, Joe Broad, Cody Cooke, Les Afful, Andy Watkins, Kieffer Moore, Barry Hayles, Martin Watts, Matt Wright.

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