Date: 21st July 2015 at 6:33pm
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A lazy weekend always leave you with something to catch up on and in Huish news, it was our first two friendlies of the summer and our mini tour of Cornwall.

Paul Sturrock’s rebuild of the club ahead of the 2015-16 League Two season continued with our pre season friendly against Truro.

A late one nil win was secured as Marc Laird scored in the 87th minute of what was a narrow game in reality, but with plenty of positives for us as we edge closer to the new league season.

With only a handful of players reaching the 90 minutes mark it was a game that saw a number of players get a decent 45 minute run out into their legs and we also gave trialists Paul Connolly, Iffy Allen and Vincent Ashley the opportunity to impress from the beginning.

For a fuller match report please click here.

Speaking after the game the gaffer explained.

‘I am happy everyone got 45 minutes under their belt. We haven`t really worked on any shape as of yet, so it was really pleasing to get of to a winning start. We are back training tomorrow (Saturday) and have another game at Callington on Sunday, before some testing home pre-season games. I thought Paul Connolly played well. He hasn`t trained with a team for a while. I thought he didn`t put a foot wrong.’

First half XI:

Krysiak, Gibbons, Smith, Dolan, Connolly (T), Arthurworrey, Allen (T), Fogden, Bird, Jeffers, Vincent (T).


Warren, Melason.

Second half XI:

Weale, Smith, Connolly, Sowunmi, Sokolik, Warren, Laird, Compton (Melason 84), Carvalho (T), Burrows, Ibaiya (T).



Next up we had a four nil victory over Callington Town.

A first half goal from Shaun Jeffers was following by a Stephen Arthurworrey strike in the second period and then a brace by new signing Ryan Bird.

For a fuller match report please click here.

The game was against used to give a number of players a run out and we had trialists on show once more.

Speaking after the game Sturrock explained.

‘I am very happy with the workout here at Callington. The pitch was a difficult one to play on and was sticky, which made hard to run with the ball and to get some good passing going. We came into these two games having not worked on any shape or style of play, so I have to be pleased to get two clean sheets and score five goals. The mini tour has been a great success, we have a charity night last night (Saturday) which went down with the players. Evening like that are just as important as a training session.’

Sturrock went on to say that at this stage the new players are still bedding in and of course we have a young squad that are still learning so there are plenty of positives that he can take from the game and he feels that if we educate some of our youngsters properly and develop them correctly we really do have some ‘cracking’ potential on our hands for the coming year.


Weale (Krysiak 45), Gibbons (Ibaiya 85), Smith, Dolan (Melason 67), Connelly (Allen 45), Arthurworrey, Fogden, Laird, Burrows (Bird 51), Jeffers (Trialist 51), Vincent (Carvalho 56).


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