19 July 2015

TISA AGM and 2015-16 Membership Details

TISA AGM Saturday July 25th 12:00 at the Railway Club
The following Committee positions will be elected.  Members wishing to be nominated for any of these posts need to notify me by 17:00 Thursday 23rd July.
·         Chairman
·         Vice-Chair
·         Secretary
·         Treasurer
·         Travel Secretary
·         Social Secretary
·         General Committee Member x 2
I have received nominations for all but Travel Secretary and 1 x Committee Member
Please arrive in good time as we aim to end by 13:00 so that people that wish to attend Treyew Road early for Jake Ash's Testimonial can do so.
TISA 2015/16 Membership
Membership fees are frozen at existing levels of £10 Adult & £5 under-18s.  Members renewing can do so by just paying the required amount to the Treasurer or Secretary at the AGM or anytime up to August 8th which is the deadline for renewals.  Once the deadline has passed, previous Members will need to re-apply as a new Member.
This year TISA are introducing the "Far Away Branch".  This is aimed at those active TCFC supporters who regularly attend away games but live outside of Cornwall.  Because these fans do not benefit from TISA discounted travel, Membership is FREE but you will be expected to make an initial donation to a TISA designated Charity and take part throughout the year in other fund raising events.  It is hoped that this branch will develop and arrange their own out-of-County events.  Lead on away day pub meet ups etc.  If successful TISA will (subject to AGM approval) introduce a new Committee position of Away Day Member Liaison Officer.  We'll even schedule some of our Committee meetings on away days.  If you are interested in joining as a TISA "Away Day" Member just pick up an application form and tick that option.
New Members can apply for membership by asking the Secretary for an application form which are available now.  I can send them by email on request or they will be available to pick up on July 25th at the AGM.  Fans interested in joining TISA are invited to attend the AGM (detail above) to observe proceedings. 
Membership applications are subject to the unanimous approval of the TISA Committee.  The Committee will often approve membership within 24 hours of receipt of application form by meeting virtually and voting by text so that there are no delays in approving your Membership.
I look forward to meeting members old and new on Saturday July 25th and thereafter throughout a no doubt eventful and enjoyable season.
Simon Birch - TISA Secretary

07 May 2015

Truro City 1 St Neots Town 0

A controversial second-half penalty led to St Neots being edged out by Truro City in the Evo-Stik League Southern, Premier Division play-off final.
The incident occurred in the 68th minute when Adam Tann and Truro forward Isaac Vassell tangled in the area, and the referee pointed to the spot when the visitors felt they should have been awarded a free kick.
Shane White duly stepped up to slot home the resulting penalty and that ultimately proved enough to secure his side promotion.
St Neots also had a goal chalked off in the 86th minute when Lee Clarke was deemed to have handled Lewis Hilliard's cross into the net from close range.

Truro made the brighter start to the match and Sam Harty was forced to clear off the line as early as the third minute.
At the other end, Clarke had a deflected shot saved and Drew Roberts was denied when goalkeeper Tom McHale dived at his feet to make the stop.
Then Brett Longden was in the right place at the right time to clear off the line from Truro forward Matt Wright after he had beaten Saints stopper Paul Bastock.
St Neots' under-18s striker Ebey Marango was brought on for Matt Spring at the interval and St Neots made some inroads after the break, with Roberts forcing a save from McHale and Clarke rattling the woodwork in the 63rd minute.
But five minutes later, Truro wrested the advantage when White scored from the penalty spot.
St Neots switched to playing three at the back and pushed forward in an effort to find an equaliser.
But Clarke's disallowed effort was as close as it got, and it was Truro who were celebrating promotion at the final whistle.
Truro City: McHale, White, Brett, Ash, Farkins, Palmer, Green, Krac, Wright (Hayles, 90min), Vassell (Duff, 73), Cooke (Afful, 63).
Subs not used: Moore, Pugh.
St Neots Town: Bastock, Tann, Longden, Mitchel-King, Frater, Ward, Harty, Spring (Marango, 46min (Ferrari, 85)), Clarke, Roberts, Hilliard.
Subs not used: Greygoose, Bickerstaff, Viera.
Attendance: 1,450.
Referee: Mr A Penwell.

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29 April 2015

Truro City 1 Hungerford Town 0

A dramatic goal five minutes from time by substitute Isaac Vassell earned City a place in the Evo-Stik Southern premier promotion final where they will take on St Neots Town at Treyew Road on Monday (3pm). The semi-final game looked to be heading for extra time and possibly penalties, when City at last made their pressure tell with Vassell heading home from Shane White's right wing cross. It was the full back's 15th assist of the season. The goal sparked delirious celebrations from players and fans alike and now victory over St Neots, who won 1-0 at Poole Town in the other semi-final, will see City return to playing Conference South football, though next season it will be called the National League South. The goal was no more than City deserved as they had much the better of the game, with keeper Tom McHale not having shot to save all night. But until Vassell's match winning goal it had been a frustrating night for the home side, with Hungerford keeper Paul Strudley, who was their man of the match, in outstanding form having dashed back from Germany to play in the game. However, it all ended well and City can now look forward to Monday's showdown against the Cambridgeshire side who are unbeaten in 17 games. City though at home are a formidable unit and tonight's win stretched their record to 15 games without defeat at their Treyew fortress. After resting his first choice team for Saturday's trip to Histon, City boss Steve Tully named a completely new starting XI from the one that lost that game 3-1, with Criag Duff preferred to Vassell up front. And from the start, it was clear City carried the greater threat with Craig Duff and Matt Wright both going close. Duff also headed against then post when he should have found the net, but the offside flag spared his blushes. For Hungerford James Clark missed their best opening, as he blasted wastefully over, but that was the closest they came against a mean City defence in which Ed Palmer was outstanding. Not surprisingly much of the play was frantic, with a lot of aimless high balls as neither side wanted to make a costly error as the half finished goalless. It was a similar story after the break, with City continuing to press in search of a breakthrough and only the brilliance of Paul Strudley in the Hungerford goal kept the score 0-0. He turned a piledriver of a free from Ed Palmer onto the bar and Wright could not capitalise on the loose ball and the Hungerford keeper was at it again to keep out Palmer free-kick as he dived to his right. And it looked as if it might be one of those nights for Steve Tully's side until Vassell scored his and City's most important goal of the season, with White providing the cross from the right giving Vassell the chance to become City's hero on the night with a rare headed goal. Nothing is won yet, but City and their fans will believe they can get the job done on Monday. Be there. CITY: McHale; White, Farkins, Palmer, Brett; Green, Ash (capt), Cooke (Afful 89), Krac; Wright (Hayles 90 +1), Duff (Vassell 69). Subs (not used): Pugh, Moore. Yellow cards: None. HUNGERFORD TOWN: Strudley; Horgan, Boardman, Rusby, Diak; O'Brien, Pilling, Collins, Clark (Osei-Tuti 87), Mpi, Draycott (Goodger 78). Subs (not used): Harrison, Stow, Rees. Yellow cards: Boardman, Diak. Goals: Vassell (85) 1-0. Referee: Adam Ricketts. Crowd: 820. Man of the match: Ed Palmer. Read more: http://www.westbriton.co.uk/Vassell-s-late-strike-takes-Truro-City-promotion/story-26404761-detail/story.html#ixzz3YiioznvV Follow us: @westbriton on Twitter | westbriton on Facebook

27 April 2015

Histon 3 Truro City 1

City boss Steve Tully made 11 changes for their final Evo-Stik Southern premier game of the season, with Tuesday night's promotion play-off semi-final match the number one priority. In that play-off, City will take on Hungerford Town at Treyew Road (7.45pm) after the West Berkshire side beat Paulton Rovers 2-1 to confirm fourth place. On the same night, Poole Town, who went down 3-2 at home to Corby Town in a championship decider to lose the title to their opponents, will entertain fifth placed St Neots Town. And despite today's defeat, which did not affect City's final placing, with third already assured, Tully was delighted. "We had been planning this for three months if we got ourselves into this situation. We did not bring the players all the way up to Cambridge with the game coming on Tuesday," he said. The side included just Kyle Moore, Arran Pugh, Barry Hayles and Les Afful who could be termed first team squad regulars, with Tully and assistant manager Wayne Carlisle getting a rare run out. The rest of the side was made up of fringe players and those who had not figured at all. City were 2-0 down by half time with Geoff Mitchell and Ryan Auger on target and they went 3-0 up seven minutes into the second half through Ashley White. Debutant Jack Crago from Plymouth did pull a goal back with more than 20 minutes left, and that was how it stayed. Now all eyes are on Tuesday night. CITY: Moore; Tully, Fearon, Parker, Rushe, Pugh, Carlisle, Vallejo, Hayles, Afful, Crago. Subs: Ahearne, McHale. Crowd: 390

20 April 2015

Truro City 3 Arlesey Town 1

City recovered from a poor first half performance – and a bizarre own goal – to power their way to victory at Treyew Road on Saturday afternoon. The White Tigers remain third in the Evo-Stik Southern premier division following second half goals from man of the match Matt Wright, substitute Cody Cooke and Ed Palmer. The home side had gone in 1-0 down at the break after Shane Krac’s attempted ball back to goalkeeper Tom McHale from just inside the Arlesey half caught the ferocious wind and deceived McHale as he raced out of his area to attempt a clearance. The ball bounced over his outstretched right leg and ended in the unguarded net. It rounded off a nightmare first half for the young goalkeeper, who was fortunate to escape a red card in the fourth minute after handling outside his area to stop Arlesey striker Jack Vasssey going clear. Referee Mark Lawrence decided a yellow card was sufficient punishment, much to the relief of City manager Steve Tully and the home supporters. The start City made to the second half suggested there had been strong words in the home dressing room at half-time, as they poured forward in search of an equaliser. It arrived in the 56th minute through the excellent Wright, who had led the line so well in difficult conditions for strikers. And ten minutes later Truro were ahead when Craig Duff’s pass to the right side of the penalty area was brought under control by substitute Cody Cooke before he fired a low shot into the far corner. Duff then crashed a close range shot against the bar as City continued to batter the Arlesey goal but their wastefulness almost cost them in the 83rd minute. Vassey, who had caused problems all match, broke clear and played in Inih Effiong who turned past a defender before smashing a right foot volley against the bar from 15 yards. From being close to being pegged back to 2-2, City secured the three points in the 89th minute with a thunderous direct free kick from Ed Palmer which gave Arlesey goalkeeper Nick Thompson no chance. Truro City: McHale, S White, R Brett, J Ash, E Palmer, A Pugh, D Green, S Krac (Afful 77), M Wright (B Hayles 77), I Vassell (C Cooke 56), C Duff. Subs not used: K Moore (gk), R Farkins. Goals: Wright (56), Cooke (66), Palmer (89). Yellow card: McHale (4). Arlesey Town: N Thompson, M Powell, L Abrahams, B Farrell (B Plumpton 85), J Sage, S Willett, C Tavernier, J Brown, I Effiong, J Vassey (K Dempsey 85), S Williams. Subs not used: P Musumbo-Tambue, D St Louis-Hamilton (gk), Z Abbey. Goal: S Krac og (45+1). Yellow card: Willett (7). Referee: Mark Lawrence (Somerset FA). Attendance: 516. Read more: http://www.westbriton.co.uk/Truro-City-fight-secure-victory-struggling/story-26353587-detail/story.html#ixzz3Xr7yOfKb Follow us: @westbriton on Twitter | westbriton on Facebook

12 April 2015

Truro City 2 Corby Town 1

Tommy Wright felt Corby Town were a touch unfortunate as their Evo-Stik Southern League Premier Division title hopes were dented at Truro City. The table-topping Steelmen slipped to a 2-1 defeat against the third-placed side, despite taking an early lead through Stephan Morley. It was a tough one to take for the Corby boss and his players after they had led by the same scoreline in the original meeting between the clubs back in January, only for the floodlights to fail with just four minutes remaining and ensuring that the game had to be replayed in full. The bad feeling between the two clubs was inflamed again on Saturday as Wright confirmed the floodlights flicked on when the 86th minute, the same time they went off in January, came around. Wright wasn’t impressed by that but, in his usual manner, made few excuses for the loss. It wasn’t all bad news for Corby, however, as second-placed Poole Town could only draw 2-2 with Hitchin Town, which means the Steelmen can still claim the title if they win at Weymouth and Poole in their final two matches. “The lights came on in the 86th minute, which was a bit of a wind up,” Wright said. “We had a few fans there and doing something like that was silly because it was always going to get a reaction. To be honest, given the rawness of the situation, it could have kicked off. “A couple of our fans went on the pitch, which shouldn’t have happened but it all stemmed from the ridiculous decision to flick the lights on. “But people know me by now. The game is done. It was tough to take but we accept it and we move on. “We went 1-0 up with a fortunate goal because their goalkeeper fumbled Steph’s free-kick into his own net. “But we have been done by one ball over the top for their first goal, although it was a very good finish, and the penalty at the end was probably a bit harsh. “It was always going to be the case that if there was anything between the two sides then it would only be one goal. “I am not going to say we did enough to win the game because we didn’t but I think a point apiece would have been fair.” The Steelmen remain four points clear of Poole, who play the first of two games in hand against Banbury United on Tuesday night, at the top of the table. Corby travel to Weymouth, who slipped out of the play-off places after losing 3-0 to Banbury at the weekend, next Saturday. TRURO CITY (4-1-3-2): McHale; White, Farkins, Palmer, Brett, Krac, Green (capt), Allen (Ash 19), Cooke (Affful 77), Wright, Duff (Vassell 65). Subs (not used): Pugh, Moore (GK). Yellow cards: Allen, Vassell. CORBY TOWN (4-2-3-1): Walker; Thomas, Anton, N'Goma, Morley, Gasgoigne (Milnes 56), Taylor (capt), Byrne, Mills, Carvalho (Wright 75), Weir-Daley. Subs (not used): Kennedy, Donkin, Hoban. Yellow cards: Gascoigne, Mills, Byrne, Milnes, Taylor. Goals: Morley (4) 0-1, Duff (56) 1-1, White (pen 87) 2-1. Man of the match: Dan Green (Truro City) Referee: Adam Penwell Attendance: 510 Read more: http://www.westbriton.co.uk/Truro-city/story-26318047-detail/story.html#ixzz3X7LRDbJV Follow us: @westbriton on Twitter | westbriton on Facebook http://www.northantstelegraph.co.uk/sport/football/tough-one-to-take-as-steelmen-s-hopes-are-hit-1-6684972