Truro City team effort thrills manager Lee Hodges

Lee Hodges playing for Plymouth Argyle
Hodges guided Truro to promotion last season

Truro City boss Lee Hodges says he was thrilled by his side's performance on their first weekend in the Blue Square Bet South.

A late goal from substitute Dan Smith gave the White Tigers a 1-0 opening-day win over Chelmsford City.

Hodges told BBC Cornwall: "Before the game I would have come here and I would have settled for a draw, but to come away with a win is brilliant.

"Full credit to the whole squad, it was a brilliant team effort."

Hodges continued: "I've got a squad of 16-17 boys here who can all play their part and Dan Smith came on and scored us a great goal to get us a winner."

Truro return to action on Tuesday evening with a home fixture against Eastleigh.