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Steve Massey wants Truro City to climb ever higher

By Western Morning News  |  Posted: December 14, 2013

By Ross Reid

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Truro City host Corby Town today in the Southern League Premier Division seeking to bounce back from a 3-0 defeat at leaders Hemel Hempstead.

City boss Steve Massey said: “Hemel was one of those games where they scored two superb goals and there was nothing our ’keeper Grant Fisher could do to about them, and he was having another really good game for us.

“Sometimes in football you have to give credit to the opposition for playing well and scoring quality goals and Hemel did that last Saturday.

“Grant has been playing really well. He’s played a lot of football matches and that shows in his ability to read the game really well. He’s good at sweeping off his line, like an old-fashioned sweeper.”

Truro start today in 17th place, three points behind 13th-placed Corby, who drew

1-1 at home to Biggleswade in midweek after Stuart Hendrie’s 15th-minute opener was cancelled out within two minutes by Brett Donnelly.

Massey – an interested observer at Steel Park – said: “If anything, the game at Corby on Wednesday only convinced me more that any team can beat any team in this league.

“We lost at Hemel but the week before beat Redditch at home. Now we want another home win.

“At home I think there is a feeling that we should play well from the start, but that’s not always possible. We seem to play better away from home because we work hard to get into the game and then play our football.

“I would like us to get another home win, and build up a run like we did after beating Totton at home. Three wins in four unbeaten matches can take you right up the table and that’s where we want to be. There’s definitely a feeling in the squad that we should be higher but we won’t get there without that consistency.”

Steve Tully (calf) remains an injury concern with Massey preferring to ensure the former Exeter City full back is “100% fit” approaching the busy festive fixtures schedule.

Former Truro City boss Lee Hodges is set to apply for the vacant manager’s post at Weymouth, who parted company with manager Brendon King on Thursday.

Former Exeter City ’keeper Jason Matthews is caretaker manager as the Terras visit Banbury United today with former Truro players Stewart Yetton, Scott Walker and Barry McConnell all travelling.

Sixth-placed Tiverton Town – unbeaten in four – bid to build on Tuesday’s emphatic 4-1 home win over Didcot when they visit Division One South and West basement side Fleet Town.

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