21 August 2017

Truro City 1 Bath City 2

Match Highlights Here: http://www.thenationalleague.org.uk/match-info/match-centre/1-2850464

THE WHITE Tigers slipped to our first defeat of the season at the hands of Bath City despite putting in a performance full of spirit and endeavour.
It was our visitors who had the first opportunities when a couple of free-kicks in promising positions failed to trouble Tom McHale.
Our first real chance came on the quarter-hour mark when a shooting opportunity opening up for Rocky Neal but he blazed over.
The opening goal arrived just before the half-hour mark and it was Cody Cooke who got his name onto the scoresheet.
It was a deserved goal for The White Tigers but it wasn’t long before our visitors were given a route back into the game from the penalty spot and Lemonheigh-Evans made no mistake to level matters.
We refused to let our heads drop and Cooke thought he had bagged a second as half-time approached only for his effort to be ruled out.
Things were starting to get a little scrappy as the opening period came to a close and Neal was given a yellow card amongst it all.
With a large and vocal crowd giving the team fantastic backing, the early action of the second half saw McHale save well as Bath came out of the blocks with real purpose.
It wasn’t long before they had the lead when Straker found the net on 48 minutes to give McHale no chance.
There was a booking for Keats as frustration got the better of the former Bath player. He almost grabbed an equaliser when McHale’s long free-kick from deep was headed on to him but he couldn’t beat the ‘keeper.
A free-kick from Ed Palmer wasn’t properly dealt with by the visiting ‘keeper but he managed to get away with it as the loose ball was scrambled clear.
The White Tigers made a couple of changes as we kept the pressure on in search of a leveller. There was good tempo to our play and it was giving our opponents plenty to think about.
To their credit, Bath defended resolutely to frustrate us and hold on to their lead as we tasted defeat for the first time this term.
WHITE TIGERS: McHale, Palfrey (Thompson 64), Riley-Lowe, Palmer, Gerring, Richards, Keats, Allen, Neal (Yetton 72), Cooke (Harvey 72), Harding. SUBS NOT USED: Hartridge, Lamont


Concord Rangers 2 Truro City 2

Match Highlights here: http://www.thenationalleague.org.uk/match-info/match-centre/1-2850446

A LAST-gasp equaliser denied The White Tigers all three points at Concord Rangers.
It was the home side who came out of the blocks the brightest and they almost took the lead straight away when they had an effort cleared off the line.
We started to get a foothold in the game as the opening period went on, but it remained goalless at the break.
The second half began with a penalty for City but Rocky Neal's effort was well saved.
It gave the home side a boost and they went on to take the lead through Lewis Taaffe who finished off a neat move.
We refused to let our heads drop and got our reward as the clock ticked down when Niall Thompson played in Noah Keats who managed to guide the ball over the line on his League debut for the club.
More joy was to follow in the final minute when Thompson turned provider again, this time to set up Stewart Yetton who headed home.
There was to be a sting in the tail, though, as Taaffe popped up to make it 2-2 with virtually the last kick of what had been an entertaining second half.
Despite missing out on all three points, it extends our unbeaten start to three games.


09 August 2017

Gloucester City 0 Truro City 3

Video Highlights here: http://www.thenationalleague.org.uk/match-info/match-centre/1-2850433

It was an evening to forget for Gloucester City as a clinical Truro City took advantage of of a wasteful Tigers side, writes Kelsey De Maria . Reece King was brought into the side to replace the injured Karnell Chambers, with Tim Harris favouring Zack Kotwica over Joe Parker.
Truro made a blistering start as Gloucester went behind early on for the second time in two games.
Sam Avery was adjudged to have fouled Niall Thompson after the two fell over each other, before Ed Palmer fired a vicious free kick that Alex Harris couldn’t keep out.
It was another slow start from Tim Harris’ side but City pressed hard to get back into it.
A lull in the game followed, before Sam Avery robbed possession in midfield and tried a shot from 30 yards but he dragged his effort well wide of the target.
The play opened up in front of Mullings in space who obliged the fans calls to shoot but scuffed the strike wide.
Hanks almost caught McHale in No Man's Land from a very deep free kick as it nearly dipped under the crossbar, with the Truro stopper scrambling.
Truro had doubled their advantage with just their second shot on target. This one was a simple free header from a corner by the Truro skipper Ben Gerring.
City were lamenting what looked like stone-wall penalty not given after Ed Williams was dragged back in the box.
Kotwica found the net with a stunning volley across the goalkeeper but the play was pulled back for offside.
After the break the Tigers had a chance to get back into the game as the referee pointed to the spot after a handball in the penalty area by Gerring.
However, the penalty was tame by Ethan Moore and McHale saved easily, which really summed up the Tigers night up to that point.
Ed Williams, one of the lone bright sparks in the Tigers team tried an effort in space from 30 yards but the effort drifted over the bar.
The miserable night was compounded for City as they were caught out on the break in the final quarter of an hour led to a simple pull back for Copp to well and truly finish the game.
City kept plugging away until the very end and were denied a second penalty after more penalty shouts for handball were turned down by the referee.
The Tigers will look to put things right on Saturday when Wealdstone are the visitors to the Jubilee Stadium.

Gloucester City: Harris, Thomas (capt), Parselle, Hamilton, Avery, Mullings, Hanks, King (Cundy 72’), Moore (Morford 67’), Kotwica (Mbunga 72’), Williams. Subs not used: Parker, Forsyth

Truro City: McHale, Palfrey, Hartridge, Palmer, Gerring (capt), Richards, Lamont (Copp 46’), Allen, Thompson (Neal 63’), Cooke (Yetton 85’), Riley-Lowe. Subs not used: Booth, Harding.


07 August 2017

Truro City 3-2 Welling United

See video here: http://www.thenationalleague.org.uk/match-info/match-centre/1-2850430

New look Welling United will be going home wondering how they left Truro City empty handed.

Having done well to come back from two down, they fell to the sucker punch of a late goal that was totally against the run of play.
Even in the early stages they had looked bright yet went behind from Truro’s first attack when Aaron Lamont tricked his way through some half hearted challenges before firing home with the aid of a deflection.
Christian Nanetti might have equalised immediately but probably hit his shot too sweetly and Tom McHale was able to save.

McHale was a relieved spectator soon afterwards when Joe Healy’s shot flashed just the wrong side of the post after Nanetti had again been too hot for the right side of the Truro defence.
Defensive frailties then came to the fore when short centre forward Niall Thompson was allowed to bring a long ball down unchallenged before turning and looking at his options. His shot that went wide may not have been the best choice.

Chris Lewington then had to be watchful as a River Allen shot took a nasty bobble in front of him and he had to see it out for a corner.
Healy had a shot blocked, Ben Jefford had a cross that was caught in the wind and had to be taken by McHale, and Tom Bradbrook headed over from Connor Dymond’s cross as Welling looked for an equaliser.
Having failed to level, they went further behind just before the break when they again allowed Thompson to bring a long ball down unopposed. This time he did not waste the opportunity and found Allen whose crisp first time pass sent Cody Cooke free to finish with aplomb.

Stunned Welling could have conceded again when Lamont fired over from the edge of the area.
At half time, player-manager Jamie Coyle made a substitution that allowed Dymond more freedom and as a result, Welling bossed the second period.

Almost immediately, McHale made a stunning save from Bradbrook who had redirected Bradley Goldberg’s shot.
Coyle then pulled one back five minutes into the second half when heading home Nanetti’s corner. Nine minutes later, he equalised with another header from Nanetti’s long free kick.

Although chances were few and far between, Welling enjoyed more of the possession and substitute Alfie Pavey caused a threat every time it came to him.
Ian Gayle was disappointed not to hit the target with a header from a Dymond corner but that paled into insignificance when Truro went ahead in stoppage time with a bizarre goal. Allen’s hopeful deep cross caught in the wind and held up enough to clip the top of the far post and go in.

There was no time for a response and the final whistle blew consigning Welling with a long journey home with nothing to show for it.

Truro City: McHale, Palfrey, Hartridge, Todd, Gerring, Richards, Lamont (Neal 67), Allen, Thompson (Yetton 67), Cooke (Copp 67), Harding.
Subs not used: Booth, Riley-Lowe.

Welling United: Lewington, Dymond, Jefford, Parkinson, Coyle, Gayle, Nanetti (Pattisson 80), Healy, Bradbrook (Pavey 66), Goldberg, Ajala (Durojaiye 46).
Subs not used: Joseph-Dubois, Francis.

Truro City:
Goalscorers: Lamont 10, Cooke 45, Allen 90
Yellow cards: None
Red cards: None

Welling United:
Goalscorers: Coyle 50, 59
Yellow cards: Parkinson, Durojaiye, Healy
Red cards: None

Referee: Tom Reeves
Assistants: Ciaran Barlow and  Scott Robertson

Attendance: 506

Welling star player: Connor Dymond
Pictures supplied by Dave Budden.

03 May 2017

Bishop's Stortford 4 Benidorm 0

THE WHITE Tigers ended the season with a disappointing 4-0 reverse at already-relegated Bishops Stortford.
It was a slow start for Lee Hodgesside and we fell behind on nine minutes when Sam Ford found the net.
As we looked to get back on level terms, Aaran Pugh went close when he met a corner with a towering header that went over.
The home side managed to double their advantage on 24 minutes when some more sloppy defensive play allowed Elliot Ronto to find the back of the net.
Our afternoon got worse as the interval approached when the home side won a penalty and Evans Kouassi stepped up to make it 3-0.
It was a case of game over just a minute later when Aaron Greene made it four against a Truro side without the spirit of the previous game when we secured our National League South status.
The opening exchanges of the second period saw The White Tigers trying to regain some pride as Tyler Harvey put an inviting ball across the face of goal before an acrobatic effort from Rocky Neal landed just over.
With the clock ticking down, Les Afful, on in place of the injured Harvey, went close with a strike but in truth the game was starting to peter out as we ended the campaign with a 4-0 reverse.

Truro City 2 Hemel Hempstead 1

No report available

17 April 2017

Welling United 3-2 Truro City

Coming into the game, both Welling United were keen to pick up the points that would allay any doubt surrounding their future participation in the Vanarama National League South.

At the end of the ninety plus minutes, it was Welling that were able to celebrate their survival having completed a come from behind victory.
Setting out with a 4-4-3 system, the White Tigers took the game to their hosts in the early stages of the game but the Welling defence proved hard to penetrate.
It took twenty minutes for either side to create a goal scoring opportunity, but Chris Todd was well off target with what turned out to be their only goal attempt in the first half.

Eventually, Welling came into the game and Dan Walker twice created opportunities for Alex Cathline. The first was a first time near post effort that flew wide. The second was on target but lacked the power to trouble Tom McHale.
As Welling continued to look for an opening and went ahead from a free kick. Rhys Murrell-Williamson delivered and Ben Martin rose to head home.

Sam Hatton fired over an Walker had a shot saved before Welling shot themselves in the foot two minutes before the interval. Niall Thompson found Andrew Neal and he crossed into an area of uncertainty that resulted in Martin passing back beyond goalkeeper Chris Lewington and into his own net.
Four minutes into the second half it went from bad to worse for Welling  A good swift Truro break ended with Neal finishing from Dan Smith’s low cross.

Hatton fired a shot in that was cleared off the line just out of the reach of Phil Walsh then Murrell-Williamson had a free kick saved.
Danny Waldren and Walker were off target for Welling and in a rare raid at the other end Cody Cooke also failed to trouble the goalkeeper.

An increasing number of Truro fouls eventually proved costly when Murrell-Williamson curled a free kick into the bottom corner.
Two minutes later, Welling went ahead when substitute Tyrone Marsh burst through and fired home in style.
Smith fired well wide for Truro before Alex Cathline struck the post deep into injury time with McHale well beaten.

Victory took Welling up to fourteenth in the table, the highest they have been all season.

Welling United: Lewington, Fish, Brown, Hatton, Martin (Hayles 46), Walsh, Walker (Crawford 85), Waldren, Cathline, Joseph-Dubois (Marsh 62), Murrell-Williamson.
Subs not used: Leacock, Richards.

Truro City: McHale, Bentley, Hartridge, Todd (Afful 86), Richards, Smith, Adelsbury (Yetton 86), Cooke, Neal, Harvey (Allen 65), Thompson.
Subs not used: Pugh, Brett.

Welling United:
Goalscorers : Martin (32), Rhys-Williamson (74), Marsh (76).
Yellow cards: Waldren, Crawford.
Red cards: None

Truro City:
Goalscorers: Martin o.g. (42), Neal (49)
Yellow cards: Todd, Hartridge, Cooke.
Red cards: None

Referee: Paul Kelly
Assistants:.Michael Marsh and Simon Finnigan

Attendance: 526

Welling star player: Phil Walsh
Pictures supplied by Dave Budden.

15 April 2017

TISA Statement on Stadium for Cornwall Ground Share

Truro Independent Supporters Association(TISA) cautiously welcomes the news today that there has been at last a degree of clarity about where Truro City will play its football in the years to come.  Whilst it was always preferable for TCFC to have its own purpose built stadium, sadly this was not something that the clubs owners could deliver. The next best option is to be part of the exciting Stadium for Cornwall project which will hopefully help the football club integrate more successfully with the Cornish community.  We also welcome the fact that rather than having to play outside of the county in Torquay until the new Stadium for Cornwall is built, instead we will be playing at Bodmin Town’s ground which will also benefits them by making lasting improvements in their ground infrastructure.  This is something that TISA pushed for in our ‘Keep Truro in Cornwall’ campaign last year and we are glad that common sense has at last prevailed.

Simon Birch - TISA Secretary

11 April 2017

Truro City 1 Ebbsfleet 1

Sam Deering’s second-half equaliser replicated the score from Treyew Road of last season but the single point saw Fleet slip a further two behind Maidenhead United at the top of the table. Fleet, who were denied by the woodwork, some last-gasp defending and heroic goalkeeping, must now hope to gain maximum points from Easter’s double-header and hope Truro prove as redoubtable when they host the league leaders.
Daryl McMahon’s side were unchanged from the eleven that eased past Welling 5-1 last weekend and actually turned up at the ground before some of Truro’s own players who were caught in traffic, a fate that befell many of the travelling Ebbsfleet support as well.
On a blustery but warm afternoon in Cornwall, the game took a little while to get going with Fleet adopting their usual measured approach, trying to pick apart the home defence. The white shirts weren’t sitting back, however, and seemed more than capable of testing the Fleet’s back line.
They twice tried their luck from distance in the opening exchanges, Ben Adelsbury seeing a leg deflect his shot over the bar and then full back Alex Hartridge also tested his range, sending another effort over the bar.
Former Plymouth front man Tyler Harvey was proving to be something of a nuisance and he drew a save from Nathan Ashmore before going even closer when a clever effort over the Fleet goalkeeper needed the attentions of Kenny Clark to clear out of the six-yard box.
Sam Deering then saw a shot turned behind from a Jack Connors pass, while Danny Kedwell diverted the corner into the box against a Truro hand but the referee was unconvinced by the penalty appeal.
Truro went close again on 21 minutes when a long throw almost caught out Clark with the ball skipping off his head and against his own crossbar. At the other end, Fleet weren’t finding the target and Kedwell saw a header fly over the bar from an Anthony Cook delivery.
The home side picked up a couple of bookings for fouls in midfield but it was from a Fleet infringement that Truro took the lead three minutes before half-time. Adelsbury was 25 yards out but sent a fine free-kick soaring over Ashmore before dipping under the bar to leave Fleet with it all to do.
After a fairly shot-shy first 45, Fleet’s determination shone through in the second half, with Bradley Bubb brought on at the break in place of Darren McQueen. But the visitors’ drive came at a cost as they lost skipper Kedwell to a suspected broken arm seven minutes after the restart, the No.9 colliding with Truro centre back Ben Gerring and immediately requiring treatment.
Sean Shields was his replacement and before the Fleet could start to feel sorry for themselves, the substitute’s introduction was timely. Two minutes after coming on, Shields got into space courtesy of a foray down the flank and delivered a cross that Deering of all people met with head to steer it past goalkeeper Tom McHale.
With that goal, Fleet’s tails were up and they went at Truro, doing everything but score a winner. Bubb fired just over after his one-two with fellow sub Shields carved open the home defence and then Jack Powell’s ambitious drive from distance clattered off the crossbar.
Straight after that, on 63 minutes, his midfield partner Andy Drury let fly with another effort which also came back off the crossbar, falling for Bubb who connected but saw the ball smothered by a desperate block from McHale. Powell then curled a free-kick just over after Cook was fouled on the edge of the box, but Fleet fans were baying for a spot kick, convinced it was inside the line.
Truro struggled to fashion a chance at the other end and when they did get it forward, Fleet looked dangerous on the break. With 15 minutes left, Bubb’s diving header from Shields’ cross was kept out by an excellent save by McHale while the goalkeeper was relieved as time ticked away when a defender cleared Clark’s header off the line. And still the keeper thwarted the visitors’ efforts when he pulled off another superb save from Drury’s 15-yard shot as Fleet’s final chance went begging in five minutes of time added on.
EUFC: Ashmore, Cook, Connors, McCoy, Phillips (Winfield 46), Clark, Powell, Drury, Kedwell (Shields 52), McQueen (Bubb 46), Deering. Subs: Jordan, Rance
TCFC: McHale, Bentley, Hartridge, Gerring, Richards, Smith, Adelsbury, Cooke, Neal, Harvey, Thompson (Afful 78). Subs: Todd, Yetton, Brett, Allen
Attendance: 501

05 April 2017

Margate 2 Truro City 1

THE WHITE Tigers slipped to a disappointing 2-1 defeat at Margate.
It was Truro City who came out of the blocks the quickest as we posed a number of early questions of the hosts’ rear-guard and had the ball in the net on nine minutes only for the goal to be ruled out for a foul in the build-up.
However, shortly afterwards Margate had their noses in front somewhat against the run of play when Akindayini found the net.
We failed to let our heads drop and went close on 20 minutes with a header that crept just wide of the target before Cody Cooke was unlucky with a strike from distance.
Just past the half-hour mark and Ben Adelsbury tried his luck with a powerful effort that was well saved by the home ‘keeper.
As a niggle started to creep into the game, Tyler Harvey saw yellow but there was joy for The White Tigers as half-time approached when that man Rocky Neal notched the equaliser.
Going into the second half back on level terms, it didn’t take long after the restart for us to fall behind again when Akindayini grabbed his second goal of the game to beat Tom McHale.
It proved to be a big blow for The White Tigers, particularly as we had worked so hard to level matters.
As the clock ticked down, it was Margate’s turn to have a goal ruled out as the closing stages become edgy.
Try as we might, we just couldn’t find an equalising goal. A free-kick right at the death went close before stoppage time saw a teasing ball launched into the area where Ben Gerring met the ball with a towering header at the far post that landed inches over.
There was still time for a flick-on to reach Niall Thompson with virtually the last touch but his downward header was well saved as Margate held on to claim a vital three points in their quest to escape the relegation zone.
TRURO CITY: McHale, Bentley (Smith 82), Hartridge, Richards, Gerring, Adelsbury, Cooke, Allen (Brett 75), Neal, Harvey, Yetton (Thompson 62). Subs not used: Knowles, Todd.

30 March 2017

TISA Committee, Constitution and Rules

TISA Committee

Chairman-                 Tim Mitchell
Vice Chair -              JP Creba
Secretary-                 Simon Birch
Treasurer-                 Dave Rowarth
Social Secretary -     Thomas Birch
Travel Secretary-      Paul Condon
General Member -    Colin Carter
General Member-     Ray Jennings

Honorary President- Brian Thompson

Truro Independent Supporters Association (TISA) - Constitution
(Mission Statement – “Support of the Team, Support of Ourselves”)
 The association shall be called Truro Independent Supporters Association, hereinafter referred to as TISA.

 2.1 – To enable supporters of Truro City FC to have an independent voice on all things relating to TCFC.
 2.2 - To provide members with affordable travel to TCFC away fixtures.
 2.3 - 2.4 - To organise social events for the benefit of TISA members.
 2.5 - To raise funds for Cornish and National Charities.

 3.1 - Membership of TISA is gained when the membership policy (Appendix A) has been successfully followed.
 3.2 - All TISA members are entitled to attend and vote at the Annual General Meeting (AGM).
 3.3 - All TISA members are entitled to stand for election to serve on the TISA committee, providing they give a notice period (as determined by the TISA Secretary) ahead of the AGM of their intention to stand. Notice of intention to stand should be made to the Secretary in writing, by post, via e-mail or Text (SMS) message.
3.4 - Any TISA or TISA branch  member whose conduct is considered detrimental to TISA or its reputation, or who conducts themselves in a manner considered unacceptable by the majority of the committee, may have their membership terminated or suspended if voted by the majority of the committee. In the event of an equal vote, the chairman shall have the casting vote.

 4.1 - The TISA committee shall be made up of no less than four and no more than Ten TISA members.
 4.2 - On an annual basis, and at the AGM, either four or one half (whichever is the lower) of the committee seats will, as a minimum, become available for re-election.
4.3 - Candidates for the role of TISA chairman must be TISA committee members, with a minimum of twelve months' continuous service, a satisfactory attendance record, and not subject to any TISA restrictions.
 4.4 - The chairman will be elected by the full membership at the AGM.
4.5 - In the event of a tied vote involving the previous year's chairman, the previous year’s chairman will prevail and serve for the next year.
 4.6 - Where more than one candidate contests the role of chairman, with none having served in that role before, and a tied vote occurs, then the chairmanship for the coming year will be decided by the casting vote of the outgoing chairman, should they still hold a position. Should this not be the case, the casting vote will be made by one of the other existing honorary officers, in order of precedence: vice chairman, secretary, treasurer. Should the election still be unresolved, the chairman will be elected by the drawing of lots.
 4.7 - The committee will also elect a vice chairman, secretary and treasurer using the same voting procedure as that for chairman but without the 12 month serving restriction.
 4.8 - Any serving committee member whose conduct is considered detrimental to the TISA or its reputation, or who conducts themselves in a manner considered unacceptable by the majority of the committee, may be forced to relinquish their position if voted by the majority of the committee. In the event of an equal vote, the chairman shall have the casting vote.
 4.9 - Should committee members be unable to attend any meeting, they must give their apologies in advance to the secretary. In the event of a committee member failing to attend two out of three consecutive committee meetings, without satisfactory reason, the committee will consider removing the committee member from the committee.
 4.10 - If the post of any committee member should fall vacant during a term, the committee shall have the power to fill the vacancy, subject to a majority vote, until the next AGM.
 4.9 - The TISA committee will meet at least twice during the year and the meetings will be minuted by the secretary, or other committee member.
 4.10 - Each meeting of the TISA committee must be attended by a quorum of in excess of 50% of the committee members.

 The TISA committee will
 5.1 - Provide support, advice and represent alongside, if requested, any member involved in disciplinary procedures instigated by TCFC.
 5.2 - Make all best efforts, using all available media, to collect the views of the majority of the membership.
 5.3 - Represent the interests of the membership in all aspects of attending games, both at home and away.
5.4 - Organise events to encourage the positive social aspects of TISA membership.

6.1 – Any branch of TISA must be formulated and conducted in accordance with the “Conditions of Branch Association” (Appendix B).

 7.1 - At least 21 days’ notice shall be given of the TISA AGM, which will be held in July each year.
 7.2 - The AGM will receive from the Treasurer the annual report and accounts.
 7.3 - An Extraordinary General Meeting (EGM) may be called upon the request of 25% of the members.  Notice of the intention to hold an EGM and the reason should be served on the secretary in writing or by email.  The EGM must be held no later than 21 days following receipt of this notice.
 7.4 - The chairman of the committee shall hold both a deliberative and a casting vote at any TISA meeting.
 7.5 - Any change to the TISA constitution shall require a two thirds majority acceptance vote of those members present at the vote.
 7.6 - Any proposal to change the constitution must be submitted in writing to the secretary within seven days of the announcement of the AGM. The secretary must then publicise the proposal(s) in the remaining fourteen day period, allowing these to be submitted for discussion and vote at the AGM.

 The TISA is a non-profit making organisation. No profit or surplus will be distributed other than to another non- profit making body on a winding-up or dissolution of the TISA.

Appendix A -                  TISA and Branch Membership Policy

1.    TISA and all its branches shall share the same membership form, policy and process.   All new applicants and members who wish to renew but have not previously submitted the approved TISA membership application form, will be required to complete a form and submit it for consideration of the main TISA committee.  NON-Cornwall based applicants will be given the option (not mandatory) to select membership of the appropriate branch by ticking the relevant box.

2.    All renewing members (who have previously had application forms approved by TISA main Committee) shall pay the agreed membership fee with 30 days of the date of the last AGM or they will be required to submit a fresh application which will require approval of the main TISA Committee.

3.    The main TISA Committee shall consider each application which must be approved by a simple majority of Committee members.  If the successful applicant has selected the option to join a branch then that branch will be given the approved membership form and will be responsible for collecting the membership subscription from their new member for their branch funds.

4.    Applicants who are refused shall have right of appeal in writing to the committee who shall consider the appeal and make a final decision.

5.    Any individual who has not complied with the above process cannot be considered as a member of TISA or any of its branches.

Appendix B -                  Conditions of Branch Association

Any existing branch or proposed new branch of TISA shall be required to:

1.    Submit their proposals for formation of new branch to the main TISA Committee who will, if approved, make a proposal to the next AGM to accept the new branches formation.

2.    Agree to accept the TISA membership policy and follow the agreed membership process.

3.    Hold elections within Three months of the date of the last AGM, to a branch sub-committee. The minutes of this meeting, or a report on the election process must be submitted to the main TISA Committee immediately on completion.

4.    Agree to be autonomous only in such matters that impact only on members of that branch.  All other matters must be referred to the main TISA Committee.

5.    Not reproduce in any form or media, the TISA crest, in part or full image without the express permission of the main TISA Secretary.

6.    Comply with all decisions of the main TISA Committee or proposals as agreed at a full general meeting of TISA members.

7.    Provide to the main TISA Committee on request and to the AGM a detailed report on the financial accounts of the branch.

8.    Branch Chairman to become member of the main TISA Committee and attend meetings as scheduled or nominate a branch delegate with delegated authority.

9.    Comply with all relevant legislation.  Particular attention should be paid to the Equalities Act 2010, the Data Protection Act 1998 and the Copyright, Designs and Patents Act 1988

Note:  Any branch deemed by the main TISA Committee to be in breach of any of the above conditions of association may (on the decision of that Committee) be disassociated from TISA and in such circumstances all of the members of that branch would automatically transfer to TISA main group.  In the event that this action is taken, a full Committee report shall be made to a full meeting of general members.

Appendix C -                  TISA Members Code of Conduct

The following code of conduct applies to all members of TISA and its branches and is a condition of membership.

TISA recognises that its members are passionate about Truro City Football Club and wish to be vociferous in demonstrating that support with singing and chanting in such a way that it promotes and provides a positive atmospheric environment for other fans and players of the club.  TISA firmly believes that demonstrating support in this way is welcomed by and beneficial to the Truro City players and contributes towards a positive result on the pitch.

TISA recognises it must not negate other supporter’s enjoyment of the game and therefore the following are rules of membership:

TISA Members Shall Not:

•     Use racist, homophobic or religiously offensive language;

•     Display any racist or otherwise obscene emblems or banners;

•     Threateningly use foul, abusive or insulting language or gestures;

•     Throw missiles;

•     Enter the pitch area without permission of the appropriate authorities;

•     Behave in a manner likely to jeopardise the safety and enjoyment of others;

TISA Members Should:

•     Follow directions and instructions given by stewards and club officials;

•     Report breaches of our code to the TISA Secretary or other TISA committee member;

•     Report breaches of our code which by their nature present a danger to others, immediately to a steward or club official;

•     Support Truro City Football Team loudly and proudly and in a manner that offends no-one!

Note:  TISA recognises the right of TCFC to have in place its own enforceable ‘Ground Regulations’ and whilst breach of such regulations may also result in a breach of this code and (visa versa), this shall not be presumed.

General Rule of Membership:

That members should:
•     Act in a manner which does not conflict with the treasured independent status of TISA
•     Contribute to the TISA mission – ‘Support of the Team, Support of Ourselves’
•     Contribute, financially and by participation in fundraising events for TISA and its nominated charities currently Cornwall Hospice Care

Procedure to be followed on Report of any Breach:

Properly reported breaches of our code shall be investigated and considered by a full meeting of the TISA committee or sub-committee as appropriate. 

The member concerned shall be permitted to make their own statement either in writing and/or in person to the committee.

The Committee may require the member concerned to attend a meeting in person to answer questions pertaining to the alleged offence.

Should no submission be made either in writing or in person by the member concerned then the Committee reserves the right to determine the outcome of the case in such absence.

The decision of the Committee is final subject to an appeals procedure (to be agreed)

In circumstances where an offence is considered by the committee to be proved and where no appeal has been made and upheld, one or more of the following sanctions may be applied to the offending member:

•     Suspension or withdrawal of TISA membership (no refund of membership fees)

•     Stood down as Committee member until next AGM (If the offender is a Committee member)

•     Ban from any TISA organised travel to away games

•     Recommendation to TCFC that member be banned from attending future matches

•     Notification to Police or other authorities (serious breach of code)

Truro City 4 Whitehawk 2

After four consecutive defeats Truro City earned a much needed and well deserved victory over fellow relegation rivals Whitehawk.

Both teams had lost their most recent games against Poole Town and Hampton & Richmond respectively so this was a game they needed to win.
Whitehawk started the game with great intensity and could have been 1-0 up in five minutes. Truro’s goalkeeper Tom McHale prevented several shots from going over the line. As the half continued, Truro became more comfortable in their home environment. The White Tigers broke the deadlock in the 27th minute through Andrew Neal. Truro’s celebrations ended just a minute later when Ben Gerring put the ball past his own keeper to gift Whitehawk an equaliser.
Both sides were fiercely competitive as half-time approached. Tyler Harvey produced a great finish to ensure that Truro were 2-1 up at the break.
Whitehawk made a substitution at half-time as Ibrahim Akanbi came on for Christian Scales. The White Tigers started the second half as well as they ended the first. Six minutes after the restart, Neal got his second goal of the game and 15th of the season. Stewart Yetton’s effort was denied by Whitehawk goalkeeper Lucas Covolan but Neal pounced on the resulting loose ball to make it 3-1.
Cody Cooke fired home from a River Allen corner in the 66th minute. Truro were 4-1 up and Whitehawk were unable to withstand the constant pressure from the home side. Whitehawk made their second substitution of the game as Joshua Passley was replaced by Spencer Forte.
There was 15 minutes left to play and Whitehawk were forced to make their final substitution as Ramon Aldavert went off with an injury. He was replaced by Christopher M’Boungou.
Neal did not get the chance to complete his hat-trick as he was substituted for Niall Thompson. He was deservedly awarded Man of the Match for a determined and professional performance in addition to bagging a brace. Truro made their second change as Ryan Brett came on for Cody Cooke.
Daniel Mills scored a consolation goal for Whitehawk in stoppage time. It was his 100th goal for The Hawks but unfortunately the game ended in defeat for his side.
Truro City won the match 4-2 which will give them confidence as they continue to battle against the drop. Lee Hodges’ side fought hard for the victory and were worthy winners. The White Tigers are now five points clear of the relegation zone but a trip to bottom club Margate next Saturday means they cannot afford to rest on their laurels.
Despite being at Falmouth University for a year and a half, I have never been to see Truro City or watched non league football before. After Truro’s match against Whitehawk and the brilliant atmosphere that accompanied it, I will definitely come back again.

23 March 2017

Poole Town 2 Truro City 0

When Poole Town finished the first half 2-0 up, a few of their fans might have casted their minds back three days and quickly hoped history wouldn’t repeat itself.
In a way, it did. Truro have never scored at the Black Gold Stadium, let alone win, and the Cornish outfit hadn’t won on the road in eight games.
But it was a Poole collapse that worried Dolphins fans, rather than their opponents’ contribution to the game.
It never really threatened to exist, a Truro goal, and there were three proper chances in the game as a whole, and all three belonged to Poole. 
Jamie Whisken hits the crossbar with a first half header - Photo by: Andy Orman
Skipper Jamie Whisken was leading from the front when he smacked the crossbar with a header, and that was the first proper chance of relatively dull affair. 
Luke Burbidge stuck the post from inside the box, but in all truths, it was a half-chance that almost crept in via a smart strike.
The statement that Poole had better chances doesn’t truly reflect on the game as a whole. Neither side dominated, nor could create numerous opportunities. Luke Roberts was a threat down the left flank throughout, but his direct runs rarely yielded a return.
Due to the dominance of Roberts on the left, most around the ground expected he’d produce the opener but few would have been surprised that it came from the opposite side of the pitch. Burbidge eventually got the chance to stretch his legs, turning his marker, Ryan Brett, inside out in the process.
He’d then flung a low cross towards the centre of the six-yard box, where Roberts showed his quality as a poacher to turn the ball home and give Poole a slightly deserved lead. 
It was only slight, due to the fact neither side spent much time in possession, and as such, a second goal from the Dolphins seemed a long way off.
It would come via a fairly unimaginative manner, not that Poole will be too bothered. Steve Devlin delivered a pin-point cross onto the head of Marvin Brooks, who made it 7 from 8 to double the hosts’ advantage.
After the break, the game became even more stagnant, as Poole were content to deal with the weak barrage of long balls. A few opportunities on the counter arose, but nothing of particular note. 
As the game faded away, so did the players’ energy levels and whilst this sometimes leads to punishable mistakes, there was no drama as Poole saw out another win.