13 March 2013

Truro City earn rare away win with late goal

By Rhod Mitchell, West Briton

Sutton Utd 0 Truro City 1

City bounced back from their 4-0 mauling at Bromley on Saturday, with a superb victory at a freezing Sutton on Tuesday evening, thanks to a late goal from the recalled Martin Watts.

Watts netted his fourth goal of the season seven minutes from time with a trademark 25-yard free-kick which proved enough to give City only their third away league win of the season.

Watts had come back into the side in place of Ben Williams, in one of three changes from the team that lost at Bromley, with fit again skipper Jake Ash replacing the injured Joe Broad in midfield and Luke Payne replacing Paul Hider in goal after recovering from illness.
Although City's hopes of staying in Blue Square South look bleak – they are 16 points from safety with just nine games left – it was a morale boosting success after Saturday's poor performance at Bromley.

And manager Lee Hodges was delighted with his team's display.

He said: "It was a tough day at the office on Saturday but everyone played their part tonight and a bit of magic from Martin won it for us."

City are next in action at home to Eastleigh on Saturday (3pm).

City: Payne; Hodges, Gerring, Kendall, Watts, Cooke, Ash (capt), Martin (Williams 89), Afful, Watkins, Hayles. Subs (not used); Hall, Wright, Hider.
Crowd: 360

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