Lee Hodges happy with battling Truro City

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Truro City boss Lee Hodges hailed his team's battling spirit as they earned a 1-1 draw against Salisbury City in the Blue Square Bet South at Treyew Road.

The White Tigers took the lead through striker Kieffer Moore, but lost skipper Jake Ash to injury early in the game.

The home side were under the cosh in the second half and Salisbury drew level through Ryan Brett.

"They dominated the second half and once they equalised it was backs to the wall," Hodges told BBC Radio Cornwall.

"We knew they were going to come out and put a lot of pressure on us.

"All credit to them, we held out and I think it was a fantastic point. Just think if we had a squad how well we could do.

"The morale's good at the moment. I've just said to the boys, whatever you do, keep your heads up high and keep working as hard as you can."

Injuries are taking their toll on an already threadbare squad. Apart from Ash, who was replaced by Hodges against Salisbury, there are also fitness concerns over Andy Watkins and Kieffer Moore for Monday's game with Weston-super-Mare.

The club continue to be dogged by off field problems leading to Kevin Heaney stepping down as chairman. The company behind a potential deal to buy the club's Treyew Road ground has confirmed it has paid a deposit to the Football Conference.

The deposit from CGA Holdings will allow Truro to keep playing until 15 September, when they are due to host Bromley. The Football Conference had requested the the money to cover match expenses and the cost of travelling clubs.

Chris Webb, who was vice-chairman, has taken over with immediate effect and admits the long-term future of the club remains unclear.

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