TRURO City maintained their unbeaten start to their Carlsberg SWL season when they pulled off a narrow 2-1 win away to Torpoint.

City now find themselves in the lofty position of sixth place, a far cry from their season-long scenario at the opposite end of the table throughout the last campaign.

The game never reached any great heights with the hot, humid conditions taking its toll on the players as they struggled in the sweltering conditions.

Neither side settled into any real rhythm, but City's newly-found work ethic held them in good stead as they kept the home side at arm's length throughout the half.

City went close from a good move when Richard Young broke away and then found Ben Goldring. He slipped a pass to Matt Salmon and picked up the return before firing in a well-struck shot which goalkeeper Steve Gill did well to hold.

Ten minutes before half-time City took the lead when Young, who worked a one-two with Goldring, continued his run and thumped in a shot which hit a post but fell invitingly for Mark Rapsey to stab over the line.

Four minutes before the break Torpoint, who had rarely threatened, broke away and Fowler did well to chest down a cross and volley a great shot past Duncan Ayres for the equaliser.

City increased the tempo in the second half as they took the game to the home side, but they found it difficult to create a clear-cut chance.

Torpoint, as in the first half, offered litle threat in an untidy half and with eight minutes to go City snatched what proved to be the winning goal. Young beat two defenders and shimmied past a third before crossing into the box where Rapsey pounced to lash a terrific first-time shot past Gill into the net.

City had to survive one late scare when Ben Goldring headed a corner off the line, but City's performance more than deserved the three points.

City boss Chris Webb was delighted with the result: "It wasn't a great game to watch," said Webb "but we built on the results we gained in our previous games.

"The whole team worked hard throughout and these results do no harm to improving the team's confidence."

On Saturday City face a big test when Porthleven are the visitors to Treyew Road, kick-off 3 pm.

City: D Ayres, R Watts, M Cain, C Davey, S Halford, M Salmon, L Patchett, B Goldring, M Rapsey, L Heenan. Subs: B Hawke, S Crumbler, C Williams.