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Truro City could play in Plymouth

Truro City could play games at Home Park Credit: ITV West Country

Truro City Football Club are looking into the prospect of ground-sharing from next season and Plymouth Argyle’s Home Park is one of the venues they're considering .

The move will be a temporary measure for no more than three years, before a new home is built and ready to house the club in Cornwall.The freehold of their Treyew Road stadium was sold by the club's previous owners when they experienced financial problems.

City are looking into ways of helping fans wanting to attend games if they did move away. Playing at Home Park would involve a round trip of around one hundred miles.

Luke McCormick signs for Truro City

A goalkeeper jailed after killing two young boys while drink driving will play his first professional football match since his release.

Luke McCormick, who played for Plymouth Argyle before he was jailed, will take to the field for Truro City today (Sat) for their game against Farnborough.

McCormick was sentenced to seven years in 2008 after his Range Rover collided with a car on the M6. Two of its passengers, 10 year-old Aaron Peak and his 8 year-old brother Ben, were killed. Their father Phil Peak suffered such severe injuries he's unlikely to recover fully.

Earlier this year it emerged McCormick had been training with Swindon Town while on day release from Leyhill Prison in South Gloucestershire.

Last minute lifeline for Truro City

Truro City Football Club have been handed a last minute reprieve after an investor deposited a bond of £50,000 with the Football Conference to maintain the club's membership of the league. The bond was paid into the Conference's bank account just minutes before a 5pm deadline this evening.

Truro's game at Eastleigh tomorrow has been postponed, but the financially-troubled club, which is in administration, could now survive. The Football Conference will make a more detailed statement on Truro's situation on Monday.

Truro City FC miss deadline

Truro City Football Club has missed their noon deadine to stay in the Football Conference.

Administrators for the debt ridden club were on the verge of agreeing a deal with a new purchaser who was expected to put forward the £50,000 needed for the club to stay in the league.

But this morning that purchaser pulled out. The Football Conference board will meet this afternoon to decide the club's future.


Reprieve for Truro City

It's almost certain that Truro City has been saved Credit: ITV Westcountry

The Football Conference has announced that it is satisfied that, by noon tomorrow (Friday), it will have all that is required to keep Truro City in the league.

A new investor has come forward for the troubled side and Dennis Strudwick from the Football Conference told The West Country Tonight that all the league's requirements will be met by then. He said he was just waiting for "the is to be dotted and the ts crossed"

The club, which went into administration at the end of August, had until 5pm tonight to prove its worth.

Truro City given extra week by League

Truro City Football Club has been given an extra week to try to prevent itself from being kicked out of the Football Conference.

The team was facing liquidation after talks between the club's administrators and the League broke down last night.

The club had until 6pm last night to come up with a £50,000 bond to enable them to stay in the Football Conference.

The club's administrators Walsh Taylor couldn't stretch to that figure and instead proposed a rescue package of a £10,000 bond to see the club through until a new buyer was confirmed.

The Football Conference board then rejected that offer.

The administrators appealed the decision and this afternoon the Football Conference League board agreed the club could have an extra 7 days to come up with the finances.

The Board has received encouraging information about a potential buyer of the Club. This opportunity did not come to light until Wednesday evening so it was not possible for the Administrator to complete a purchase before close of business on Thursday.

This afternoon the board granted the Club seven further days, until 5.00pm on Thursday 18 October, to meet its requirements and complete a sale.

If the Club fails to meet this deadline, the Board will be obliged to consider the Club’s further participation in the Competition.

– Football Conference statement
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