Truro City set to play 'home' game 195 miles away

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Truro City have yet to play a ‘home’ fixture at Taunton Town due to the recent poor weather

Truro City’s home game with Taunton Town on Saturday will be played 195 miles away at Gloucester City.

But Taunton’s ground has also been unplayable in recent weeks, leading to a near 400-mile round trip from the Cornish capital to Gloucester.

Truro are set to return home next season at a planned new ground.

The White Tigers have had four home games postponed in February.

They have not played a competitive game in Truro, or even Cornwall, since October 2020 – after work began to build a new supermarket on the site of their former home at Treyew Road.

Gloucester’s Meadow Park – which hosts National League North games – will be Truro’s fourth new ‘home’ venue in the past six years, having also spent time ground-sharing with Torquay United in 2018 – which was a round trip of about 200 miles for each home game.

“We apologise to our loyal supporters for this move further away from Truro for a home game, but given the wet weather that has seen many games postponed across all levels of football in the National League system recently, playing matches at a home venue is paramount for the club currently,” a Truro City statement read.

“The club thank Taunton Town for their understanding and support in moving this game.

“Truro City’s decision also aids Taunton in their home fixture fulfilment for the rest of this current campaign.”

Truro are a point above the bottom four in National League South, but have four or five games in hand on the teams immediately above them.


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