Article by Johnnie Lowery
I have to admit I like the FA Trophy as something a little different from league action with the adequate incentive of a Wembley trip for the finalists, so I was delighted to see us win on Saturday.
Not all of the National League top sides were so lucky, Aldershot being hammered 4-0 at East Thurrock and Dagenham shocked by a much changed Hereford side.
We’re in the last 32 already now so the route to Wembley is not ridiculously long at all.
Personally I’m hoping for a home tie in the draw on Monday to give us the best possible chance of advancing – the only place I’m bothered about visiting is Wembley.
The more pressing matter now is the top of the table clash at home to a fast improving Tranmere side at the weekend.
The Birkenhead outfit take on Solihull in their rearranged Trophy game on Monday night after floodlight failure stopped them on Saturday, so U’s may have a slight advantage of freshness.
Despite their rise up the table recently Tranmere have still struggled away from home, their last win in the league on the road coming on Bromley’s 3G in September.
In sharp contrast to the 576 that made it to the Truro game a large crowd is expected, possibly pushing on 3000 despite the close proximity to Christmas of the game.
Another confident home performance would be very welcome to help kick off a tough run of fixtures with a win