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Match preview | Truro City (H)

By: Tom Berry | @TJBerry95

Dorchester Town Football Club will welcome the players, supporters and officials of Truro City Football Club to The Clayson Stadium for this BetVictor Southern Premier South fixture (KO 3:00pm).

Who are The White Tigers?
Founded in 1889, Truro were founding members of the South Western League in 1951. In 2006, they were promoted to the First Division of the Western League, winning the title at the first attempt. The following season, they defeated AFC Totton at Wembley to claim the FA Vase. By doing so, they became the first Cornish side to win a senior National trophy. They also gained promotion to the Southern League in the same season.

In 2011, Truro were promoted to the Conference South as Champions of the Southern League. Financial issues saw the club relegated back to Step 3 in 2013, before they won the Premier Division play offs two seasons later. In the three seasons that followed, Truro finished in the Play Off positions of the National League South twice. They were relegated back to the Southern League in 2019.

One to watch
Striker Tyler Harvey rejoined the club in September from Bath City, after leaving the White Tigers to join the Romans at the end of last season. Since his return, Harvey has been in outstanding form and currently sits second in the race for the Golden Boot, having netted 12 times so far.

Have we met before?
The two sides met in the second game of the season at Treyew Road. Truro took a 1-0 half time lead and added two more in the second half to win convincingly.

Form guide
Truro have won five out of their last seven league games. Their only blemish during this period was a narrow 3-2 defeat to Weston Super Mare on New Years Day.

The Magpies have not picked up a league win since the 2-0 victory over Yate Town in the middle of October. Leigh Robinson did pick up his first victory as Magpies manager in the week as Dorchester saw off Wimborne Town convincingly to secure their place in the Dorset Senior Cup final.

Team news
Nick Hutchings serves the final game of his suspension whilst Neil Martin is available. Tom Blair also misses out through suspension, serving the second of his seven game ban. New signings Harry Warwick, on loan from Bristol Rovers, Jamie Laird and Harry Gardner are also in line to feature, along with the returning Nathan Walker.

Admission prices
Adults: £12
Concessions: £8 *
U18s: £5
U16s: £1

*The concession rate applies to senior citizens (sixty-five years) and over, disabled supporters (with free entry for their carer) and under 18’s with a valid student ID card.

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