Truro City skipper Jake Ash praised after equaliser

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Truro City boss Lee Hodges has lavished praise on captain Jake Ash after their 1-1 FA Trophy draw at Gloucester City.

Ash's 70th-minute free-kick cancelled out Charlie Reece's goal 19 minutes earlier before Ash missed a golden chance just before the end.

"I don't know how he's never got picked up in the professional game," Hodges told BBC Radio Cornwall.

"It's a mystery to me because he's got everything you want as a player and he's just been missed along the line."

Hodges added: "He gives it absolutely everything he's got whether it's centre-half, right-back, centre midfield or up front, he's just action and he does everything for this club."

Ash was pushed forward after Barry Hayles came off with a back injury after a clash with the Gloucester goalkeeper.

The former Plymouth and Fulham man is a doubt for the replay at Treyew Road on Tuesday.

But Hodges was pleased that his side put to rest the memories of their 7-2 loss at Gloucester in the FA Cup earlier in the season.

"After coming here not so long ago and getting beaten 7-2 in the Cup we're pleased to get something from the game," he said.

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