Truro to play home games 125 miles away in Taunton

Truro City v Taunton Twon
Truro played out a goalless draw at Taunton Town on Tuesday night

Truro City will play their remaining National League South home games this season 125 miles away, at Taunton Town.

The Cornish side had been playing at Plymouth Parkway’s Bolitho Park ground this season, but a series of postponements has led them to find a new venue for the rest of the campaign.

Truro drew 0-0 at league rivals Taunton on Tuesday, in a fixture that was reversed in order to get it played.

City are due to move to a new ground in Truro in the summer.

The White Tigers have not played a competitive game in Truro, or even Cornwall, since October 2020 – after work began to build a new supermarket on the site of their former home at Treyew Road.

Taunton’s Wordsworth Drive ground will be Truro’s third new ‘home’ venue in the past six years, having also spent time groundsharing with Torquay United in 2018 – which was a round trip of about 200 miles for each home game.

But the trip from Cornwall to Somerset will be the longest Truro fans have had to endure for home matches.

Truro had been sharing with Southern League Premier South side Plymouth Parkway since January 2021 – a mere 105-mile round trip to the next county, as opposed to a journey over two county borders.

Saturday’s game with Eastbourne Borough will be Truro’s first home match staged at Taunton, but Tuesday’s meeting with Dover Athletic has been postponed as it clashes with Taunton’s own home game against Torquay United.

“This decision to move was not made lightly, and we recognise that in some ways it makes it even more difficult for our incredibly loyal supporters to be with us in our last matches outside Cornwall,” a Truro club statement read.

“However, we consider that this temporary arrangement will help the club to best meet our remaining matchday commitments for this season.

“The club would like to place on record our considerable thanks to the National League for their support since the takeover. We’d also like to thank Taunton Town, who have generously allowed us to see out our last few months in exile at their storied facility.”


This website uses cookies. By continuing to use this site, you accept our use of cookies.