CHELMSFORD City manager Rod Stringer described his team’s display against Truro City as ‘excellent’ after watching them triumph 2-0.

Second half goals from Elliot Buchanan and Shaun Jeffers ensured maximum points for City.

And Stringer was quick to admit that his side had to work hard for their success.

“There are no easy games in this league and Truro proved to be no different,” he said. “They might be in the bottom half of the table but they gave us a stiff test.”

A change in formation helped the hosts break down a resilient Cornish outfit, after a frustrating opening.

Mark Haines hit the post before Buchanan got the first of the afternoon - volleying Robbie Willmott’s cross home five minutes after the interval.

The second goal was more fortuitous albeit no less valuable.

Jeffers’ hit took a huge ricochet off a defender leaving the goalkeeper stranded as the ball looped into the goal.

“The excellent performance has given us a little bit of a tonic ahead of next week’s FA Trophy tie at Tranmere Rovers,” added Stringer.