Truro City 1-3 Kidderminster
Truro came out firing early on against Kidderminster, dominating play early in the first half. In the 30th minute, Adam Boyes took advantage of Truro’s dominance when he found the top corner, giving Truro a 1-0 advantage. Truro would continue to control the match, heading into half time with a 1-0 lead.
In the 65th minute, Tim Alcock was shown his second yellow card after a poor tackle on Anthony Malbon, seeing Truro reduced to ten men. Kidderminster took advantage immediately, with Jasper Johns scoring two minutes later with a well-placed shot to equal the score. Mickey Demetriou then gave Kidderminster the lead, finishing off a counter attack in the 75th minute. Jaydon Gibbs sealed the victory for Kidderminster in the 90th minute, when he was found unmarked at the back post, heading home a cross from Demetriou.
Plymouth 3-3 Truro City
Truro came out in the first half looking virtually unstoppable, scoring three goals within the first 25 minutes. Aiden O’Brien opened the scoring after getting on the end of a Chez Isaac pass and placing the ball past Luke Simpson. Isaac then scored the same way, receiving a pass from Kurtis March. O’Brien would score again from an Adam Boyes cross, powering the ball into the net, giving Truro a 3-0 lead at half time.
The second half saw the teams swap role, Plymouth scoring early on when Michail Antonio took advantage of a one on one opportunity. They would find their second goal through Tyler Harvey in the 81st minute with a placed shot. In injury time, Roger Flack drew level for Plymouth with a brilliant header to complete a magnificent comeback.
MK Dons 3-2 Truro City
Truro travelled to stadium:mk to take on first placed MK Dons and it was Aiden O’Brien who drew first blood, putting a placed shot past David Martin to give Truro an early lead. A lead they would hold heading into half time despite numerous opportunities for the league leaders to draw level.
Gboly Ariyibi equalised for MK Dons after the break, converting a one on one opportunity. In the 77th minute, Kurtis March gave Truro the lead once again when he converted on a mistake from Andrew Cobb. Johnny Collins would equalise for MK Dons in the 82nd minute, breaking clear of the defence and blasting the ball into the back of the net. In-form striker Dan Holman would give MK Dons the lead, scoring after Truro defender Josh Langley missed a header to see MK Dons leave with the three points.
Truro City 0-1 Scunthorpe
Truro came out aggressive in the first half with Chez Isaac, Kelvin Etuhu and Robin Dempsey booked in the first 45 minutes. Despite this, it was Scunthorpe who controlled play, completely dominating possession, but failing to make an impact on the scoreboard.
In the second half, Truro appeared to play a less aggressive style of football but Scunthorpe would continue to dominate the match. In the 75th minute, Scunthorpe finally took advantage of their dominance when Francky Sembolo took advantage of a mistake from Dan Green to put Scunthorpe ahead 1-0. Scunthorpe would go on to control the rest of the match and leave Treyew Road with the three points.
Truro City 3-0 Accrington
In an incredible start to the match, Accrington conceded a penalty in the 2nd minute when Taylor Moore obstructed a Truro defender in the box during a corner, Kurtis March stepped up and gave Truro an early lead. Only three minutes later, Moore received a straight red after a two footed tackle from behind on March in what would surely go down as one of the worst individual performances in football history. Towards the end of the first half, Aiden O’Brien scored to see Truro go to half time with a two goal lead.
The second half was completely dominated by Truro, Adam Boyes scoring Truro’s third goal when he got onto the end of a cross from Dan Green. The game would finish 3-0, Accrington never standing a chance after Taylor Moore’s antics in the first five minutes of the game.
Burton 4-1 Truro City
Truro got off to a terrible start against Burton with defender Josh Langley forced off the field with a dislocated shoulder in the 20th minute. Despite the setback, it was Truro who opened the scoring when Adam Boyes was left unmarked in the box, getting onto the end of a cross from Kelvin Etuhu and putting it into the back of the net. Truro maintained the advantage, heading into half-time ahead by one goal.
Straight after the break, Angelo Balanta scored for Burton with a well-placed shot. 10 minutes later, Alex Samuel broke clear from the offside trap to score, putting Burton into the lead. Things got worse for Truro when Alex MacDonald added another to put Burton ahead by two goals. Burton would add insult to injury when Cristian Montano headed home another goal in the 83rd minute to seal an emphatic victory.
Despite another poor month from Truro has seen them fall down another spot on the league table. They are now eight points away from the relegation zone, with a point per game played considered enough to be safe from relegation.
After putting together great performances last month, Aiden O’Brien has continued his terrific form into the New Year. O’Brien scored four goals in six matches throughout the month, he was also a contender for the Sky Bet League 2 Player of the Month, coming in third.
Truro face a challenge when they take on third placed Northampton Town in the opening fixture of February. The rest of the month will see Truro face sides who are also in the bottom half of the league table.