Truro City boss Lee Hodges says a “terrible” refereeing decision cost his side victory in their 1-1 National League South draw at Oxford City.

The Cornish side had led through Aaron Bentley’s header before Jack Smith conceded a Truro-city-football-clubcontroversial penalty.

“Fans around the ground were all having a chuckle about it being given,” Hodges told BBC Radio Cornwall.

“We were right behind it – Jack slid in, the ball’s gone five yards and he couldn’t be quick enough to give it.”

He added: “It was a terrible decision.”

The result leaves Truro 17th in the table, having taken four points from two matches since a 6-0 home thrashing by East Thurrock on 3 September.

“We didn’t start very well – we looked like we were on the bus for the first 15-20 minutes,” added Hodges.

“I’ve got to make sure after the 6-0 that we’re in the game and we stay as solid as possible to try to get something from each game.”


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