Wealdstone’s defence stood firm in a close encounter. Photo by Colin Bradbury

By Will Luckett, Truthfal sports reporter

Set pieces proved troublesome again for Truro City in a 2-1 loss to Wealdstone, whose winning run now stretches to six games.

The first half wasn’t much of a spectacle for fans at Treyew Road on Saturday and the only real chances both resulted in goals, with Joe White scoring for Wealdstone in the 26th minute and Jamie Richards equalising for City just before the break.

The second half was more of the same and Thomas Hamblin’s late header from a corner was all Wealdstone required to come away with the win.

“We have to sort the set pieces out” – Truro City boss Lee Hodges

The result lifts Wealdstone to eighth place in National League South while City remain only two places above the relegation zone.

After the game Truro manager Lee Hodges told reporters: “We have to sort the set pieces out – that’s the frustrating thing – that we’ve conceded two set pieces last week, and we’ve conceded…(again) from our set pieces this week.”

Truro kicked off and looked to be the better team, with Ollie Knowles having a shot deflected for a corner three minutes in.

However, it was Wealdstone who opened the scoring, with White beating two defenders in the box before calmly sliding the ball into the bottom right corner.


Truro were fighting hard and Richards was able to bring the home side level just before half time with a toe poke after a scramble inside the box.

Tyler Harvey had the first chance of the second half, guiding a glancing header towards goal, only for it to be saved by Jonathan North.

Then Ryan Brett nearly embarrassed the Wealdstone keeper when his swinging cross nearly crept into the far corner of the goal.

But Wealdstone were also pressuring the home side and with 10 minutes to go Hamlin found himself free in the box and headed home a corner to give the visitors the lead, and ultimately the win.