Tonight Concord Rangers will make the long journey to Truro City for the rearranged Vanarama National League South fixture.
The Beachboys head into the game tonight on the back of a hard fought and well deserved 1-0 win at home to Hampton & Richmond Borough this past Saturday, snapping a three game losing streak. Those vital 3 points helped push Concord into 18th place, and 8 points clear of the bottom three.
Truro City currently sit in the final playoff place, 7th in the league, by a 2 point margin having lost 2-1 at home to East Thurrock United this past Saturday. Prior to Saturdays loss, Truro City had drawn 3-3 at home to fellow playoff chasers Hemel Hempstead Town, and travelled to Eastbourne Borough to win 3-1.
The last time our two sides met was back on the 12th of August 2017 at The Aspect Arena, with the clubs playing out a 2-2 draw on the day, helped by two goals from Lewis Taaffe.
To get there by train tonight it’s best to leave early (now would be a good time), there’s direct services from London Paddington operated by Great Western railway. The services take around 4 hours 45 and the ground is just over a 10 minute walk from the station. Coming back after the game there’s a night train which leaves Truro at half 10, and arrives back in London at 5am the following day.
If you decide to make the journey by car, from Concord Island it’s around 5 and a half hours of driving, so plan your rest breaks accordingly! First head to the M25, and join the motorway heading clockwise/southbound and across the Dartford Bridge. Stay on the M25 until junction 12, leaving there to join the M3 towards Basingstoke/Southampton. Then at junction 8 leave the motorway and join the A303. Remain on the A303 until it merges with the A30, which is after about 96 miles of road, and 20 miles later, after continuing on the A30, join the M5 south towards Torquay/Plymouth. After just 4 miles at junction 31 you leave the motorway and rejoin the A30 (this takes you round Exeter rather than through), and after another 80 miles at Carland Cross, take the 2nd exit towards Truro on to the A39. 10 miles later after following the A39, turn right onto the A390 and follow the road until you find the ground on the right hand side.
Admission prices are as follows: Adults £13, Concessions £10, U18s/Students £5, U12s Free, and a family ticket for 2 Adults and up to 3 children is £26