After the bruising win on Tuesday night at South Park which saw the Rooks return to the top of the Bostik League South, attentions turn back to the FA Trophy and the visit to East Sussex of Truro City, riding high two divisions above us in the National League South. It’s been some time since the Rooks have won three games in the FA Trophy, having already eliminated Southern Premier League sides Dunstable Town and Bishop’s Stortford.
Darren has a number of injury concerns ahead of the game with Gus Sow being the latest player to pick up an injury after a number of heavy challenges saw the midfield maestro forces off early in the game on Tuesday night. Alex Malins is still out whilst Darren will make a late call on Ronnie Conlon, who missed out on Tuesday. The good news is that the deadly duo of Jonte Smith and Billy Medlock are both fit and looking to add to their recent goal tallies.
The Rooks have kept four clean sheets in the last five and will be looking to keep that great run going whilst at the other end they have scored 24 goals in cup competitions so far this season.
Our visitors from Cornwall arrive in East Sussex in third place although they will be without top scorer Cody Cooke who was sent off last weekend at Hungerford Town. They missed the opportunity to go top of the National League South on Tuesday night when they could only manage a draw against second-placed Braintree Town, with Cooke scoring Truro’s first half goal. They’ve enjoyed a decent season so far, including reaching the First Round of the FA Cup where they lost 3-1 at Charlton Athletic a few weeks ago.
Away from home Truro have won five of their nine National League South games, scoring fourteen goals and conceding ten. In terms of current away form they have won four of their last six, the only defeat coming at Wealdstone three weeks ago.
Kick off at The Pan on Saturday is 3pm and should the game finish all square after ninety minutes, the replay with be at Treyew Road on Tuesday night, kick off 7:45pm.