Preview: Saints looking to rekindle league form against Truro

Truro City sit 18th in the Calor Southern League, seven places below St Albans City.

Truro City sit 18th in the Calor Southern League, seven places below St Albans City. - Credit: Archant

St Albans City make the long journey to Truro on Saturday (Oct 5) looking to rekindle the early-season league form that saw them into the top five.

Saints have lost their last two league games, both at home, against Cambridge City and Stourbridge, which has seen them fall to 11th, but have been buoyed by their FA Cup form, which has seen them beat Enfield 6-1 and Billericay 2-0 in the last month.

While Cambridge and Stourbridge are in the top half of the Calor Southern League, Truro are struggling near the bottom having picked up two wins and a three draws from nine games.

Steve Massey’s side has lost its last three games, going down 4-2, 2-0 and 2-0 against Chesham, St Neots and Frome, respectively.

Part of the reason for Truro’s struggles has been their failure to find the net; they have scored 11 goals this season, two of which were own goals and earned them a 2-2 draw against Bashley.

A quick look at the statistics doesn’t point to a danger man either, as Jared Sims, Les Afful and Matt Andrew lead the scoring with two each.

At the other end of the pitch, Truro have conceded 17, although they have been missing defender Warren Daw with an arm since the second game of the season. He isn’t expected to kit up for Saturday’s match up with the Saints.

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St Albans should have a close to full-strength side for the long trip to Cornwall. They will be without Ryan Wharton, who will serve his one-match suspension from his sending off against Cambridge City, and joint manager James Gray hinted after Saturday’s win against Billericay that others wouldn’t be able to make the trip.

Regardless, City have built a strong squad this season, even with the recent releases of Layne Eadie, Ayran Tajbakhsh and Aston Goss, and should beat a struggling Truro side.