Sky Sports might not have sent you the memo, but there was more to Tuesday night than Manchester United’s cup game at Aldershot and the John Terry race row that has taken over. Well, for me there was anyway.
Stuck on a shift till eight fifteen my first involvement in last night’s games was a message from Jared Sims at five o’clock. ‘Keep an eye on the Oxford game’, he warned me.
Jared is a second year apprentice at Plymouth Argyle and he made his full league debut at the Kassam last night. The Green Army may have lost 5-1, but it was vital in his development to get 78 minutes of league football. He also won the penalty for the Argyle goal- clumsily bundled over by a certain Michael Duberry.
Sims is from Truro, and it is there where my other eye was. Humiliated at Gloucester in the FA Cup last weekend, Truro City responded well beating Dartford 2-1 at the weekend. Last night Farnborough were the visitors to Cornwall.
A quick glance at Twitter on my last break, seven fifty, told me that the away side led. Oh no. Next thing I knew it was 3-1 to Truro, and then 7-1 at half time. Football truly is unpredictable at times. Stewart Yetton, Andy Watkins and Les Afful helped themselves to braces, while Barry Hayles had one too.
The other Truro goal was scored by Scott Walker, who after City won the game 8-2 couldn’t resist on of those ‘8 2 be’ jokes on Twitter:
I was quite happy for the Truro players and particularly the manager Lee Hodges. With all the rumours circulating off the field it’s nice for them to be able to string a couple of decent results together. Maybe one day the people of Cornwall will get behind them yet.
Oh yeah. And finally. Burnley lost 1-0 away at Cardiff in the League Cup. Drat.