TRURO City maintained their challenge at the top of the league with a solitary-goal win at Hartley Wintney.

The White Tigers started strongly and in the second minute Dom Sullivan fed in Rocky Neal who brought out an excellent save from Row keeper Adam Desbois.

Desbois was called into action again on 13 minutes when Connor Riley-Lowe and Neal combined to create a shot for Sullivan, with the Row keeper bringing out a smart save.

The Row registered their first effort on 17 minutes when a corner from Paul Hodges was headed wide by Anis Nuur.

Truro took the lead on 19 minutes. A right-wing corner from Will Dean saw the ball drop into a pack of players with Neal reacting quickly to the second-phase ball and squeezing in his shot from close range (0-1).

Hartley came close on 23 minutes when a right wing cross from Tom Leggett found Nuur who saw his header well saved by Truro keeper James Hamon. Two minutes before the break Sullivan and Tyler Harvey combined well and the latter’s shot looked goal bound until Desbois pulled out a good save.

The second period saw the Row struggle to make an impression on a very solid White Tigers defence.

On 64 minutes an incisive move from the visitors saw Neal create a chance for Harvey, who saw his well struck shot bring out an excellent diving save from Desbois.

Two minutes later a free kick from Dean found the head of Harvey who nodded over the bar.  

The Row finished strongly, and Teddy Davey combined well with Nuur who saw his shot from 20 yards skim the crossbar on 80 minutes.

In added time a long throw from Leggett found Toby Neville who saw his partially blocked shot saved by Hamon. 

A decent performance from the Row with new players joining their current depleted squad. Truro City shaded the match and their well drilled defence saw them secure the three points.