Eyes on the Tigers
ALL you need to know about Tuesday’s pre-season match against Truro...
TRURO City play in Vanarama National League South, the sixth tier of the English pyramid. Last season, they finished fourth in the 22-team division before losing to Maidstone in the play-off semi-final.
HOME for Truro City is Treyew Road, Truro TR1 2BY. The ground’s capacity is 3,800, of which 1,675 is seated.
TUESDAY’S match – Argyle’s fifth of the pre-season – kicks off at 7.30pm.
TRURO’S nickname is the White Tigers. Their first-choice kit is red and black but they will be wearing their all white away kit, which means that Argyle will wear their new 2016-17 PUMA green home kit.
TREYEW Road has been Truro’s home since 1955. The club have received planning permission to build a new 4,000 capacity stadium, complete with an artificial 4G pitch, at Silver Bow, near Threemilestone.
THE distance from Home Park to Treyew Road is 55.2 miles and the journey by car should take one hour and 16 minutes. Truro Railway Station is just over half a mile away and is a ten-minute walk to the ground.
CORNWALL’s most senior side was formed in 1889 and was one of the founding members of the Cornwall County Football Association. In the 1930s, they joined the Plymouth and District League, of which they were champions in 1936–37.
TRURO are managed by Lee Hodges, who won promotion with Argyle in 2001-02 and 2003-04 and who still works for the club. His assistant player-manager is former Home Park team-mate Rory Fallon, who captained New Zealand to victory in this summer’s Oceania Nations Cup and Confederations Cup qualification.
FORMER Argyle professionals River Allen, Aaron Bentley and Jamie Richards are in the Truro squad, as are ex-Home Park apprentices Ryan Brett and Shane White.
CITY’S pre-season has comprised two wins – 3-0 over the Royal Marines and 2-0 at Falmouth Town.
TUESDAY’S admission prices are: adults - £10; over 65 - £8; under 18 and student - £5; under 12 – free (with an adult).
IN 2006–07, Truro City won the FA Vase, beating AFC Totton 3–1 in the final at the new Wembley Stadium in front of an FA Vase record crowd of 36,232 fans and becoming the first Cornish football club to win a national trophy. The City goalscorers were former Argyle players Kevin Wills (2) and Joe Broad, and the squad also included other past Pilgrims Marcus Martin, Stewart Yetton, Andy Watkins and Chris Reski.
LIKE Argyle’s previous pre-season opponents, St Blazey were a founder member of the South Western League in 1951. They won the league five times.
ARGYLE last played at Truro on July 24, 2014, when they lost 5-1. Tyler Harvey scored. The previous years, the two teams drew 1-1. Tyler Harvey scored.
COMMENTARY of the game will be broadcast on Argyle Player.