YATE Town have suffered back-to-back league games in the past four days to leave them once again looking over their shoulders. 

Having enjoyed a late win at home to Hendon last Wednesday, The Bluebells were unable to keep the momentum going as they were brought back to earth with a thud at Southern League Premier South leaders Truro City on Saturday. 

Truro have yet to lose in 2023 and remain a point clear at the summit.

And they proved too good for Yate, with first-half goals from Andrew Neal and Tyler Harvey giving them a 2-0 half-time lead.

Kyle Egan made it 3-0 shortly after the hour and the win was wrapped up ten minutes from time as Daniel Sullivan added a fourth. 

It was always going to be a tough ask for John Rendell's side at the league leaders so their mid-week trip to Hanwell Town was likely to be a more realistic chance of points. 

But their preparation was hindered before a ball was kicked as traffic held up the team bus and meant the kick-off was pushed back ten minutes.

And things got worse once the game was underway as a 20-minute blitz saw the hosts rattle three past Yate keeper Martin Horsell, leaving the visitors a mountain to climb at 3-0 down. 

Manager Rendell brought Zachary Drew on at the break and he did pull one back for Yate when his free-kick beat everyone to nestle in the back of the net.

But that was as good as it got for the away side, as they left the capital empty handed.

They remain just three points above the relegation zone, but all those below them have games in hand.