TT MATCH PREVIEW – TRURO CITY (H) by Steve Harris

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Steve Harris – @steveharris84

Match details: Torquay United versus Truro City

Venue: Plainmoor

Date: Tuesday 27th July 2021

Kick-off: 7.45pm

Truro City fact-file:

Year founded: 1889

Nickname: The White Tigers

Notable honours:

FA Vase winners: 2006-07

Southern League Premier Champions: 2010-11

Southern League Division South and West Champions: 2008-09

Pre-season friendlies so far: Dobwalls (A) 3-6 W, Falmouth Town (A) 0-5 W, Plymouth Parkway (A) 0-2 W 

Manager: Paul Wotton

After making his debut for his hometown Plymouth Argyle as a teenager in the 1994-95 campaign, Paul Wotton went on to captain the Pilgrims to the Third Division championship under Paul Sturrock in the 2001-02 season. Two years later, he also captained Argyle to the Second Division title in the 2003-04 campaign and remained a regular at Home Park until his release at the end of the season. 

Spells with Southampton and Yeovil Town followed before Wotton returned to Home Park mid-way through the 2011-12 season. When he returned to Home Park, the Pilgrims had just exited administration and were fighting to avoid being relegated from the Football League. He played a key role in helping the Pilgrims retain their place in League Two under Carl Fletcher.

Wotton then remained at Home Park for the remainder of his playing career before joining the Argyle coaching staff in 2014. Wotton worked as first team coach under both John Sheridan and Derek Adams. He rose to the position of assistant manager, which he held until both him and Adams were dismissed from their respective roles towards the end of the 2018-19 season, before becoming Truro manager in the summer of 2019.

Player to watch: Tyler Harvey

Former Plymouth Argyle starlet Tyler Harvey is currently in his second spell with the White Tigers after re-joining the club from Bath City in 2019. Harvey broke into the Argyle side as a 17-year-old and scored his first goal for the Pilgrims against the Gulls in a 1-1 draw on Boxing Day 2012.

Harvey left Home Park in 2016 to sign for Wrexham– but would return to the South West mid-way through the 2016-17 season when he was loaned to Bath City. His next move would see him sign for Truro City, where he stayed until 2019 when he signed for Bath on a permanent basis. He soon re-joined the White Tigers and has been the club’s top scorer over the past three seasons. 

Last Time: “Today’s attendance is 2,812 including 2,760 away fans”

Torquay United current squad:

1 – Mark Halstead

2 – Ben Wynter

3 – Dan Martin

4 – Tom Lapslie

5 – Ali Omar

7 – Connor Lemonheigh-Evans

8 – Asa Hall

9 – Danny Wright

10 – Armani Little

11 – Jake Andrews

16 – Keelan O’Connell

18 – Olaf Koszela

19 – Klaidi Lolos

20 – Louie Slough

21 – Dean Moxey

23 – Marcin Brzozowski

31 – Joe Lewis

Truro City current squad:

Goalkeeper – James Hamon

Defence – Cheick Diabate, Ed Palmer, Jamie Richards, Connor Riley-Lowe, Niall Thompson, Shane White

Midfield – Ryan Brett, Will Dean, Ryan Dickson, Rio Garside, Dan Rooney, George Tucker

Strikers – Tyler Harvey, Andrew Neal, Stewart Yetton

COYY – Steve


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