A football club is never without its difficulties, either on the pitch or behind the scenes.
And while Truro City’s problems have been well-documented over recent months, Eastbourne Borough will also be desperate to prove a point by shunning their demons when they face the Cornwall club this weekend.
The Sports were unceremoniously dumped out of the FA Trophy by lower-league opponents Kings Lynn Town last weekend but will be determined to put that result, and the 3-0 defeat to Dover the Saturday prior, firmly behind them with a result against bottom club Truro.
Boss Tommy Widdrington said, “Truro’s problems have been well-documented in the press but they will still have a good mentality within the dressing room.
“When we faced them last season, it was a very hard-fought game, but that, and all their problems, is water under the bridge now.
“We will go into the match focussing on our game and to take what we can from them.”
Truro continue to loiter in the basement of the Blue Square South thanks, in large part, to the ten-point deduction smacked upon them at the start of the season.
However, Widdrington insists he takes little notice of what is developing into a tight set of league standings.
“People may look at the table and see where we are but three or even six points would make a monstrous difference to that position.
“At this stage of the season, it always feels like progress is slow because you’re not playing Saturday, Tuesday, Saturday, Tuesday.
“When we won against Hornchurch and then Eastleigh, I didn’t feel like we were progressing because the matches were a week apart.
“Unfortunately, that also means that we have to wait before we get a chance to put a bad result right and it takes a longer period of time to see improvements.”
The Sports will be desperate to bounce back from their Trophy exit, where they were made to pay for poor finishing.
Widdrington said, “They scored in the 65th minute and for the 64 minutes prior, we were all over them.
“You have to give them credit but that’s the second week in a row where our wastefulness has allowed the other team in.”