I FELT sorry for the boys because they did not deserve to lose 3-0. In fact, we were the best side in the first half.

Truro obviously have quality throughout the whole side but they did not have a shot on goal in the first half and we had a couple of chances when Browny and Jody tested their keeper.

Then a great bit of quality from Barry Hayles set Truro off and running. I was directly behind him and he did not have much to shot at, but he curled the ball really well into the bottom corner.

At 1-0 down we were still well in the game. Jody hit the post, Browny flashed at one and put it wide and there were headers from set pieces that went straight at the goalie.

Then, Watts has scored with a free kick the like of which you only see in the Champions League. He hit it with real pace over the wall and it has dipped under the bar.

I’ve only seen a goal like that on the telly before – and it was scored by Ronaldo. Fair play, they were two quality goals and it was only because they got the killer second goal that we conceded a third.

Matty Jack came in and did a job for us in centre midfield as Nathan Davies was injured.

We needed a left footer like him but on this occasion I had to play him out of position.

Nathan is having a scan on Monday but it looks like he may be out for at least a month if he needs surgery. He has a wear and tear problem on his ‘good’ ankle, the one which wasn’t operated on in the close season.

It is a shame because Nathan and Joner were forming a very good partnership.

Nathan’s absence may have an impact on Matt Walsh, who has also been injured. Matt does not drive and shares a lift in from Wales with Nathan.

Scott Mason looks as if he may have played his last game for the club because he is now wanted for the Hartpury College first team and with Forest Green Rovers not allowing Callum Henry to play in the FA Trophy game against Halesowen on Saturday, we are going to short on numbers again.

At the moment it seems to be one step forward and two back.

Hopefully, Chris Thompson will come through training on Thursday night and be up for consideration.

The other good news is that Rob Hoskin has decided not to accept more money to play for Didcot after they made a seven-day approach for him.

He was very close to playing against Truro after his hamstring trouble and he should be okay for Halesowen.