WHITE TIGERS SCORE SIX ON THEIR RETURN - Falmouth, Exeter and Forest await after big win at Dobwalls

WHITE TIGERS SCORE SIX ON THEIR RETURN - Falmouth, Exeter and Forest await after big win at Dobwalls

Truro City are preparing to renew acquaintances with Exeter City, from whom they signed Will Dean (left) this summer PICTURE: PPAUK

14th July 2021

By Gareth Davies

Truro City’s pre-season preparations were dealt a blow last week after the White Tigers were forced to call off their friendly against Millbrook at Jenkins Park on Saturday.

The decision was made 72- hours before City were due to face Mackenzie Brown’s side, with the visitors pulling out of the fixture due to covid-19 isolation protocols.

It is understood that both clubs have looked at the possibility of re-staging the game at some point during pre-season, although at this stage, no date has been confirmed.

Millbrook, meanwhile, were able to find new opponents and travelled to Lux Park where they defeated Liskeard Athletic 5-2.

This unfortunate postponement means that Truro will go into Saturday’s mouth-watering Aubrey Wilkes Cup clash at local rivals Falmouth Town on the back of just one pre-season game. That took place at Dobwalls last Tuesday with Paul Wotton’s charges prevailing 6-3.

The away side took the lead after just eight minutes when striker Rocky Neal slammed home from Rio Garside’s cross after he broke the offside trap. Soon after, City doubled their advantage with Neal the man to notch again after he headed home Connor Riley- Lowe’s teasing centre.

Before the 20-minute mark, Truro had a third when Neal turned provider for promising teenager James Swan to volley home high into the net. City were rampant at this point and they made it 4-0 when Neal’s strike partner Tyler Harvey fired home after yet more good work by Garside.

Despite being distinctly second best, Dobwalls did pull a goal back before the break through Joe Jasper, but the early stages of the second period saw substitute Stewart Yetton make it 6-1.

As the match drew to a close, Dobwalls scored again as City put through their own net before Vincent Wright-Harper Inniss grabbed the last word for the spirited hosts.

Meanwhile, City have announced that tickets for their pre-season friendly with League Two side Exeter City, to be played at Bolitho Park on Tuesday, August 3, are now on sale.

This will be City’s penultimate friendly of their pre-season schedule with their final warm-up clash coming against a Nottingham Forest XI on August 6 at Blaise Park, St Blazey.

Online tickets for the Exeter match are priced at £10 for adults, £5 for concessions (65+ seniors, students and under- 18s) and £1 for under-12s with an additional £1.75 booking fee and 75p postage charge added to each order.

Tickets are available to order now via the club’s online ticket office – www.cornishpirates.cloud venue.co.uk - or by calling the box office on 01736 331961 which is open daily from 9.00 am to 12.00 noon.

There are 45 spaces available on the coach and supporters are urged to choose option two when booking, which gives the option of a match ticket with free bus travel.

The bus will depart Treyew Road and head straight to Bolitho Park before returning to Cornwall at the conclusion of the game.