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Opposition Focus: Truro City

Founded: 1889

Nickname: White Tigers

Stadium: Meadow Park

Stadium Capacity: 4000

Manager: Paul Wotton

Last Meeting: The White Tigers travelled to Hertfordshire for the National League South fixture against The Tudors but the game ended as a goalless draw.

Truro City host the Tudors for the upcoming fixture on Thursday. You can read about the White Tigers here:

Truro City were founded in 1889 and played in the Cornish Football Leagues until 1930 where they joined the Plymouth and District League. Then in 1951 the White Tigers were introduced to the South Western League where they remained until 1975 because of their change of ground due to road widening.

Truro City went on to being re-introduced to the South Western League which they have their most successful times in the 90s winning the league in the 1992-93, 1995-96 and 1997-98 seasons.

At the start of the millennium, Truro City faced some financial difficulties but these were soon resolved a few years later when Kevin Heaney bought the club. This sparked some success within the club as they saw promotion the following 2005-06 season, therefore the club went into the Western League Division One.

The following season was once again a successful one as they finished as champions whilst also becoming the first Cornish club to win the FA Vase. After gaining promotion to the Southern League for the first time, Truro City turned into a professional club which meant full time for players and staff. This saw a change in management and in 2008 Sean McCarthy took over as the new manager.

Sean McCarthy's tenure was short lived as he was let go of his duties a year later. A few weeks later Steven Thompson was appointed, but much like McCarthy's time at the club, it was short lived after him being sacked after only 5 wins in 18 games.

Lee Hodges was the next manager of the club and had a successful first season as he gained promotion with the club and this meant they were in the Conference South. In 2012 new owner stepped in to save the club from being sent down a division due to their finances but this didn't stop the relegation due to Truro finishing in the relegation zone.

In the 2014-15 season Steve Tully took the Whute Tigers back to the National League South after winning the play-offs. The success was followed in the 2015-16 season as they managed a 4th place finish but lost in the play-offs to Maidstone United. Lee Hodges was back in charge of Truro in the following season due to Steve Tully being let go of his duties after a poor run.

Truro went through a few more managers until 2019 where this eventually got them relegated back to the Southern Premier Division. Paul Wotton took over as the new manager and had success in the 2022-23 season after gaining promotion back to the National League South where they now sit in 17th Place with a multiple games in hand against the majority of the league due to the bad weather.

Truro City go into this fixture only losing one in their last five fixtures, with 2 of them being wins. Hemel Hempstead Town face Truro following a 2-0 loss away to Braintree on Bank Holiday Monday, which means they have only one point from their last 5 fixtures.

Last 5 meetings:

02.09.2023 | Hemel Hempstead Town FC 0-0 Truro City FC

13.04.2019 | Hemel Hempstead Town FC 1-1 Truro City FC

13.10.2018 | Truro City FC 1-2 Hemel Hempstead Town FC

30.03.2018 | Truro City FC 3-3 Hemel Hempstead Town FC

02.09.2017 | Hemel Hempstead Town FC 1-2 Truro City FC


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