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Truro City hope to 'prove' what they can do in first FA Cup game

Truro City Football Club will be hoping to make national headlines this weekend when they play in the FA Cup at The Valley in London.

They are the first Cornish team to make the first round of the competition in 48 years.

ITV West Country's Jeff Welch went to meet the players, who say they all have 'something to prove' in their match against League One side Charlton Athletic on Sunday 5 November.

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Truro City FC: first Cornish team to reach first round of the FA Cup since 1969

Truro City FC become the 1st Cornish team to reach the FA Cup's 1st round since 1969. Credit: Truro City Football Club

Truro City FC has become the first Cornish team to reach the first round of the FA Cup since 1969.

Truro beat their National League South rivals, Hampton and Richmond Borough on Saturday, 14 October, with a final result of 2-0 full time.

Noah Keats scored twice, while goalkeeper Tom McHale saved a penalty.

The last club from Cornwall to reach the first round of the FA Cup was Falmouth Town, who were beaten 4-1 at home by Peterborough United in November 1969.


Yeovil and Truro crash out of the Cups

Yeovil Town were knocked out of the FA Cup last night after losing on penalties to Carlisle in their replay at Huish Park.

And Truro City are out of the FA Trophy after losing 2-0 at Macclesfield. The Cheshire side will now play Torquay United in the third round next month.

Match report: Yeovil 1 - 1 Carlisle (Carlisle win 5-4 on penalties)

Carlisle will face Everton in the fourth round of the FA Cup after their thrilling penalty shootout win over Yeovil.

Mark Ellis stepped up to slot home the winning penalty after Matt Dolan had his spot-kick pushed onto the post by visiting goalkeeper Mark Gillespie.

Yeovil were left to rue a missed penalty by Francois Zoko in added time when he fired wide having sent Gillespie the wrong way - the Glovers having surrendered the lead when Antony Sweeney cancelled out Jack Compton's opener.

After a quiet opening 30 minutes, Shaun Jeffers played a pass into Liam Walsh, who neatly stepped over the ball, leaving it to fall into the path of Compton, who rifled past Gillespie.

Carlisle drew level on 77 minutes after Yeovil failed to clear a corner, and Sweeney scrambled home a header.

A mass brawl then ensued in the aftermath of the goal. Ibehre joined the melee and struck Krysiak on the neck, but referee Tim Robinson only showed him a yellow card.

After 90 minutes, extra time was notable for two red cards. First Yeovil defender Alex Lacey was shown a straight red card for a lunge on Charlie Wyke, before Luke Joyce's foul on Jeffers earned him a second booking six minutes later.

After Gillespie kept out Jakub Sokolik's header at the death, it was left to penalties to decide a pulsating tie, and when Dolan missed, Ellis made no mistake, slamming the winning kick home.


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.

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