Lee Hodges delighted as Truro City end long wait for a win
Hayes & Yeading United 1 Truro City 2
Truro City player-manager Lee Hodges wants the feel-good factor from Saturday's 2-1 Blue Square Bet South win at Hayes and Yeading United to carry on – for the sake of the club's loyal supporters.
Basement side City claimed their first win in ten games, and 2013, with a surprise success at high-flying Hayes, who started the day in eighth spot.
Hodges said: "As you can imagine after waiting for the win for so long and deserving it way before now, the journey home was brilliant for the boys because everyone was buzzing. The target now is to get back-to-back wins because we've yet to do that this season and it really would be great to win at home for all the supporters, because they have been brilliant."
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After coming back from 1-0 down to beat Hayes with goals from strikers Andy Watkins and Kieffer Moore, Truro's next game – and target – is next Saturday's game against Staines Town at Treyew Road.
Hodges said: "The crazy thing about the win at Hayes is that it was by far from our best performance, overall, in the last ten games and yet we have got the win that we wanted.
"We have played better and got nothing in recent weeks and yet on Saturday we weren't at the races in the first half, and have ended up getting a leveller just before half-time and then going on to win the game. we will take it because the boys have deserved so much better before now."
On-loan Stockport County striker Tom Collins celebrated his Hayes return by opening the scoring on 18 minutes.
City's new goalkeeper Paul Hider made a superb one-on-one save to keep the score at 1-0 before City's man of the match Les Afful saw an effort cleared off the goal-line.
Moore – the subject of an approach yesterday from Dorchester Town – crossed for Watkins to score in the 37th minute before the provider ten minutes from time with a fortuitous goal. The winner – a side-foot charge-down on a defender's clearance – took the rookie striker's tally to 13 goals and yet few will have had the same importance.
Hodges said: "I have lost count of the number of times this season when the boys have come in at half time or full-time and deserved to be ahead, because we have outplayed the opposition or been at least as good as them.
"To see those three points go up on the board and take us into double figures after all we have been through is special, and straight away gives everybody a lift and something to build on."