A barber, window fitter and carpenter are aiming to knock Charlton out of the FA Cup on Sunday. 

News Shopper spoke to Truro City manager Lee Hodges who revealed the jobs his part-timers do when they’re not on the football pitch. 

Hodges, whose side are sixth in the National League South, said: “The amount of time we spend over the course of a season on the coach, you get to know each other very well. 

“It is a close-knit group because we have to travel two-and-a-half hours for our local derby. Every away game is a long trip. The boys all seem to get along at the back of the bus.”

Here are the players - and their jobs - who have made history by becoming the first Cornish club to play in the FA Cup first-round since 1969:


Thomas McHale - He works three-times-a-week making fishing nets


Austen Booth - Sports coach at South Devon College

Benjamin Gerring - Window fitter

Alex Hartridge - Professional footballer, on loan from Exeter City

Edward Palmer - Hairdresser at House of Homme, Devon

Connor Riley-Lowe - Occupation unknown, former Exeter City player

Jamie Richards - Sports coach at South Devon College


River Allen - Employee at Princess Yachts, Plymouth

Jordan Copp - Employee at Princess Yachts, Plymouth

Benjamin Harding - Sports coach at South Devon College

Noah Keats - Occupation unknown, Bath University graduate with an Msc in sports management

Aaron Lamont - Builder/painter and decorator

William Palfrey - Makes fishing nets

Fletcher Williams - Carpenter apprentice

Cody Cooke - Lecturer at Exeter University


Tyler Harvey - Occupation unknown but was released by Wrexham earlier this year

Andrew Neal - Occupation unknown

Niall Thompson - Sports coach at South Devon College

Stewart Yetton - Occupation unknown, former Weymouth player