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6:10pm 19th October 2012
(Updated 6:10pm 19th October 2012)

Truro City FC has been saved, after an eleventh hour deal was agreed.

Administrators confirmed a fifty thousand pound bond had been lodged with the Football Conference on Friday afternoon.

That is despite hopes appearing to collapse earlier in the day, when the preferred bidder pulled out and a midday deadline passed.

Solicitor James Moore told Pirate FM two Truro businessmen came forward and stumped up the cash at the last minute.

A spokersperson for the Footall Conference said: "The Football Conference is pleased to confirm that through a third party investor Truro City has now satisfied the conditions set for its continuation in the competition. A more detailed statement will be issued on Monday.

"Unfortunately a decision had to be taken re the fixture at Eastleigh early in the day and this has been postponed."

Administrator Kate Breese had praised the players: "They've been through a difficult period recently. The club's had financial difficulties, obviously, over the past few months so it's not been an easy time for them. It's difficult enough to come out and play and do the best for the team in times like this."

City mayor Lindsay Southcombe wanted to see the side saved. She said: "I gather people have worked extremely hard to try and keep the club together, and players have forgone wages to try and keep it ticking over. Actually losing a football club for a town of this size is very sad because it has been something of a sports hub for people.

"Whenever we lose any club or part of the fabric of the community, the whole community loses out. They play other teams, other fans comes into Truro, Truro fans go to other places, and it's just part of what we lose in Cornwall as a whole."

Players had threatend to quit if a new buyer has any links to the former management of the club.

Manager Lee Hodges said: "I had a good chat with all the boys during and after Tuesday's training session and to a man the mood was that they wanted to stay with the club if they get the chance and always provided of course that a new owner has absolutely no connection with the previous regime.

"Everyone is hoping and praying that we can make a fresh start now and get the club back on track.  The training session was a really good one, and nobody wants to see Truro City fold or to leave the club if at all possible.  But I'm bound to say that it was also made very clear - as I'm sure is well known anyway - that if it emerges that a prospective new owner has any connection whatsoever with the old regime, then we will all be walking and seeking a fresh start elsewhere."

6:10pm 19th October 2012

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