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Truro’s Young Tigers aim to impress again

By Oliver Young 21st October 2020

Truro’s Young Tigers aim to impress again
Under-18s boss Paul Hirst

Truro City fans will tonight (Wednesday) get the opportunity to glimpse into the future as the club’s under-18s side take on Aldershot Town in the FA Youth Cup at Treyew road.

The match is a third qualifying round of the famous competition and will see the Young Tigers return to the home of Truro City for the first time since their preliminary tie against Clevedon Town.

They won 3-2 that night and then beat Portishead Town 5-0 away from home, before they upset Gloucester City 2-1 on the road.

Tonight’s fixture against the Shots is set to be their toughest fixture yet but co-manager Paul Hirst has challeneged his charges to cause an upset.

Speaking exclusively to the Voice, he said: “Football is all about testing yourself and we have made it clear to the boys, this will be the hardest game they have had.

“Aldershot are an academy side and they train everyday, they have even been looking to get footage of us. It’s not long ago that they were in the Football League.”

Hirst and his co-manager John Fabby, who focuses more on the technical and tactical side have also overseen a mixed start to the Young Tigers’ maiden campaign in the Devon Junior and Minor League (DJM).

Their first fixture was called off before a whopping 16-0 victory over Ugborough and they endured a frustrating day on Sunday as they travelled to Tamerton Foliot in Devon, only to see the pitch in an unfit state to play on after drainage works.

For the youngsters, who are made up predominantly of last year’s Cornwall county under- 16s side, the opportunity to impress at Treyew Road is acting as a reward, according to Hirst.

“The boys have done really well so far,” he added. “It will be a privilege for the boys to play at the ground and especially against a side that everyone has heard of, there is a real buzz about it.

“I think there will be a lot more people here than the first game, I’ve heard lots of people talking about it and our lads have a platform to show what they’re all about.”


By Oliver Young 21st October 2020

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